COLOUR: Golden sandy highlights. Clear and bright.NOSE: Firm and rich luscious creamy, round tones. The long marrying period has brought these individual characters into one lasting union. Great harmony - soft and full with no ragged edges, smooth and mellow. Plenty of finesse and breeding.TASTE: A positive grip, almost a spicy richness as these great flavors attack the palate - leaving it beatifully rewarded as they drift over. Elegant and distinquished. The Speyside Malts - the heart of the blend - have played a major part in bringing this quality blend together.
John Barr is named after John Barr Cumming, the pioneering whisky trader, whose family background dates back to the 19th century Speyside whisky region. The brand first came to prominence in 1978 replacing Johnnie Walker in the UK following the European Economic Community ruling on pricing. As the EEC ruled in favour of the free movement of goods, the Distillers Company Ltd elected to push the price of Johnnie Walker up sharply, this effectively withdrew it from sale. Soon after, John Barr was introduced in the UK, packaged in the familiar Johnnie Walker square bottle. John Barr whiskies are are quality blends of Scotch, comparable in taste and craftsmanship to the leading prestige brands, but at prices well below the leading brands bottled in Scotland.
Created by Richard Patterson, legendary 3rd generation Master Distiller, 2001 IWSC Distiller of the year and most recently named the 2011 'Whisky Ambassador of the Year' - Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky Awards.Genuine blended Scotch whisky, distilled and bottled in Scotland. Blended with Spey malts and 40 of the best malt and grain whiskies.Speyside whiskies are highly valued and recognised for bringing elegance, refinement and finesse to blends. The region plays a significant role in both the production and history of the John Barr blend.