Johnnie Walker’s new line, the Blue Label Ghost and Rare, is a limited-release series of different whiskies created from different distilleries that are no longer operational.
The first batch of JW’s the Blue Label Ghost and Rare has been brewed from single malt whisky from Brora, which will reopen by 2020 though it has been closed since 1983.
Two other lost distilleries will also contribute to the line -the grain whisky from Cambus and a single malt from Pittyvaich. Five other whiskies categorized as ‘rare’ will be produced from the existing distilleries of Cameronbridge, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie and Royal Lochnagar.
With Brora as its first edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare, the Blue Label is gaining popularity as having a ‘light peatiness and subtle sweetness’, with notes of pineapple, hazelnut and dark chocolate.
Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker master blender, reports “I’m lucky that we have stocks from more than 30 distilleries from every region of Scotland from which to choose the perfect casks to craft each blend. It gives us a richness of character, flavour and age that no other Scotch can match.”
He further added “whiskies from these ghost distilleries are becoming increasingly rare. From our library of irreplaceable casks that we keep exclusively for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, I’ve chosen a few uniquely full-bodied expressions of these precious malts and grains to let people explore, in a new way, the extraordinary richness found in our pinnacle whisky.”
Johnnie Walker -the pioneer in crafting fine Scotch whiskies will present to its loyal customers some of the rarest spirits ever to come out of Scotland with its newest Blue Label Ghost and Rare. JW Blue Label Ghost and Rare is bottled at 46% abv and is now available in limited quantities globally for about £ 220 for a 70cl bottle.
Source: Scotch Whisky