Whisky Advocate 96 points - The pinnacle of the current Johnnie Walker range, this is a rare, inimitable blend of just nine whiskies. It exudes the aromas of ripe bananitos, whole mango, satsuma, vanilla seeds, barley awns, butter biscuits, and crystallized pineapple. The supple grain sustains indulgent, characterful malts creating a weighty, smooth mouthfeel. I’m smitten by the vanilla creaminess, burgeoning deep fruit layers, how it swells with a satisfying snuffbox smokiness. A beautifully styled blend delivering a captivating, sensuous experience. (330 bottles only) - Jonny McCormick.August/2014
The John Walker edition takes the learning and knowledge behind the idea of hand selection, and the rarity and elegance of small stocks from some closed distilleries. The layers of taste evolve and resonate with an elegant smoky finish.The Johnnie Walker Master Blender draws from the largest reserves of whisky in the world; a heritage that can be traced back 200 years. From the largest selection of casks in the world, the whiskies used for Johnnie Walker Blue Label are literally hand selected and nurtured. Hand-crafted in single barrel batches of only 330 bottles, it’s an exceptionally rare blend of 9 whiskies, including those from Glen Albyn and Cambus distilleries. It’s presented in a unique, individually numbered Baccarat crystal decanter - handblown, polished and engraved by one of only three Master Craftsmen in the world.