Believe it or not in supernatural, the fact is that ghosts exist in Scotland. Especially in the form of ghost-distillers that date from the past.
Although many of them are closed, there are still some ghost distilleries that have casks with drinks that, once discovered and bottled, can now reach astronomical prices by collectors.
One of the most desirable ghost distilleries is Port Ellen, located at Kilnaughton Bay on the Isle of Islay, this island is mysterious, since it is often wrapped in fog, rain and winds and is home to many legends.
However, the distillery of Port Ellen, owned by the giant Diaego, releases special editions of single malts every year, adored by whiskeys connoisseurs. For example, in 2017, the limited edition Port Ellen from 1934 was sold for $3,500 per bottle.
Following these rare examples and the Johnnie Walker Blue Label brand ($225), presented the ultra premium edition of the original Johnnie Walker Blend from the 19th century.
Carefully created by Jim Beveridge, a blender master from the Jonnie Walker distillery, Johnnie Walker Blue consists of a blend of single malts that are an old minimum of 20 years.
With its latest edition, Beveridge has given this drink a ghost effect, as Blue Label blends with some whiskeys from the Port Ellen Distillery and two more, now nonexistent distilleries.
This is the second edition in a series of special editions created by Beveridge and his team using eight Scotch whisks including three irreplaceable ghost whiskeys and five rare single malt whiskeys from the reserves of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
At the heart of this second edition lies soft peat whiskey from the Port Ellen Distillery. Two other ghost whispers from Caledonian and Carsebridge distillery contribute to layers of sweet creamy vanilla, while some malts Mortlach, Dailuaine, Cragganmore, Blair Athol, and Oban distilleries bring waves of citrus, malt and tropical fruits – all balanced by the marine scent of Port Ellen. Compared with Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the version of Ghost and Rare Port Ellen is a bit smoother and more lively, with green apple trees and an unmistakable smoke finish.