John Walker & Son’s Private 2014 Edition Collection

Johnnie Walker is no stranger to many, from the loyal whisky drinker to those who appreciate good whisky, both are familiar with the range of pristine collection available at the Scotch Whisky House.

Then again, we wonder if drinkers are aware of the new prestigious collection by Johnnie Walker, John Walker & Sons. The series showcases an annual limited edition of high class Blended Scotch Whiskies by Master Blender Jim Beveridge illustrating the creative spirit and craft of the blenders manufacturing one of the world’s leading Scotch Whisky house. The limited 2014 edition launching this fall is a cause for celebration for the illustrious brand and for its loyal customer base.

The John Walker & Sons 2014 Edition is a unique smoky blend of 29 casks selected by Jim Beveridge from his private reserves of bespoke casks that have yielded whiskies of outstanding quality. Each individually numbered decanter – deep sea, dark blue glass to evoke maritime, peaty smoke – is one of only 8,888 to be released worldwide. The intense vanilla, caramel and a dark and rich fruitiness giving the blend balance and depth while allowing the smoky notes to shine.

“It is a great pleasure to unveil the wonderfully rich and complex first edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection. The 2014 Edition is a sophisticated expression of the smoky flavour characteristics from three celebrated whisky regions of Scotland: bold and peaty Islay smoke, fresh maritime Island smoke, and a sweet, subtle Highland smoke.”

 Jim Beveridge

Tasting Notes Billy From Whisky Exchange 

Nose: Gentle smoke, fruit and buttery sweetness. Green apple, green grapes, buttered white bread and woody spice. Water amplifies a gentle briney note as well as the fruit.

Palate: Soft and oily on the tongue with lots of sweet smoke. Orange chews and chocolate are complemented by darker, woody notes underneath. Water adds sweetness, damp oak and leafy notes.

Finish: Soft and lingering, building in intensity over time. Chocolate, orange and red fruit, developing into polished oak with gentle spice, which then dissipates to leave sweet fruit and drying oak.


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