John Walker & Sons Private Collection Blended Scotch Whisky 2015 Edition.
The John Walker & Sons Private Collection is series of exclusive, annual, limited edition releases. Perfect for adorers of the famous Johnnie Walker brand or indeed collectors. Each release showcases rare flavour profiles, experimental casks and progressive techniques. Basically, the Johnnie Walker blenders are flexing their muscles...
The 2015 Edition is the second release and focuses on the fruity flavours within the Johnnie Walker range. Aptly titled 'Rare Fruit Character'.
Only 8888 bottles available worldwide!
Nose : The initial aromas are full of freshness and vibrancy – grassy notes, crisp green apples and pineapples from the Speyside malts.These evolve into the heady Highland aromas with the autumnal richness of stewed apples, and then the spicy dried West Highland fruits emerge with orange peel and dried apricots.These are balanced by sweet fudge notes provided to the blend from American oak casks.With a few drops of water, the blend develops floral notes reminiscent of the sun-baked Highland heather moor, then into estery pear drops.
Palate : The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety.Here the Speyside fruit character is present as orange citrus and passion fruit. The Highland whiskies appear as sweet and succulent ripe melons, and there is a West Highland dusky peach skin sweetness. Hints of honey are rounded off by a delicate sweetness from the grain whiskies.Long years of maturation of the experimental cask whiskies deliver underlying notes of vanilla and a touch of rich fruits. As these flavours begin to fade, a very subtle hint of the John Walker & Sons signature smoke arrives, leading to a sweet, slightly warming finish.