Johnnie Walker adds to Ghost and Rare series

Johnnie Walker adds to Ghost and Rare series

Diageo has unveiled Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Uncommon Pittyvaich, the fourth launch within the restricted version collection.

Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare
The brand new whisky is obtainable to buy from 1 November

The bottling joins the Ghost and Uncommon assortment, launched in 2017 to highlight whiskies from ‘ghost’ distilleries which have lengthy since closed.

Previous blends have highlighted liquids from Glenury Royal, Port Ellen and the recently reopened Brora facility.

Grasp blender Jim Beveridge and his crew hand-selected the whiskies for the brand new expression.

A whisky from Pittyvaich distillery sits on the coronary heart of the mix. The Speyside website opened in 1974 and closed in 1993, after 18 years of manufacturing.

“We have now waited patiently for the proper second to showcase this uncommon gem of the whisky world,” Beveridge stated.

“Pittyvaich could solely have thrived for a brief interval, however the whisky laid down by this distillery is one thing unmistakable.”

Different elements within the mix come from Port Dundas and Carsebridge, mixed with uncommon whiskies from Speyside distilleries Mannochmore, Auchroisk, Cragganmore and Strathmill, in addition to Royal Lochnagar.

Beveridge added: “[Pittyvaich’s] distinct autumnal character has all the time intrigued us and fired our creativeness to create one thing actually particular that will pay tribute to the whisky makers of this Speyside distillery.”

On the nostril, the expression presents notes of darkish fruit and berries, which give method to butterscotch and cinnamon.

On the palate, Pittyvaich boasts candy fruit flavours of recent apple, balanced with hints of honeycomb and gentle wooden from the ghost whiskies of Port Dundas and Carsebridge.

The whisky is bottled at 43.8% ABV, and retails for RRP £275 (US$374) per 700ml bottle.

Accessible from 1 November, every bottle bought is individually numbered.

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