JOHN WALKER & SONS 2016 PRIVATE COLLECTION ~ SCOTLAND
A super-premium blend made up of 100 casks of rare, old Johnnie Walker stock.
Guys Escolme "Stunning! I cannot imagine a more luxurious expression of this art than the soft, creamy texture of golden layers of honey sweetness and hints of light fruits in this blend."
The grain whiskies used hail from Cameronbridge, Caledonian, Cambus, Carsebridge and Port Dundas, four of which are now closed. These were married in casks before blending with subtle, light and fruity Highland malt whiskies. 8,888 numbered decanters were produced.
Nose - Vibrant, fragrant, honeyed notes from the mature Single Grain Scotch Whiskies. These evolve into fresh fruit and light floral notes.
Palate - Texture is incredibly soft and creamy. The first Grain Whisky character to appear is a blend of heady, aromatic, honey sweetness. As these myriad flavours swirl around the palate, American oak fudge and vanilla notes of the second Grain Whisky emerge to balance and bring depth.
Finish - As the layers are revealed further, the soft, warm fruits associated with the Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky come through as pears and apple skins, with a background echo of estery sweetness through to the finish.