Johnnie Walker has announced the launch of the fifth and final edition in the John Walker & Sons Private Collection – 28 Year Old Midnight Blend, a smooth and indulgent Scotch Whisky, made to be shared among friends and best enjoyed after dinner.
The John Walker & Sons Private Collection is a series of annual, limited edition Scotch whiskies featuring extremely rare – and in many cases irreplaceable – casks of our finest single malt and grain whiskies drawn from the four corners of Scotland. Crafted by Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge and his small team, it celebrates the innovative spirit and passion of the whisky experts, as they explore the rich flavour characteristics of Johnnie Walker.
28 Year Old Midnight Blend is the collection’s richest and most indulgent Scotch yet. Featuring layers of butterscotch, caramel and toffee, balanced with a delicious fruitiness and a touch of spice, it is a decadent whisky, made to be savoured after dinner. Only 3,888 individually numbered collectible decanters have been released, with each bottle containing rare and precious whiskies aged for a minimum of 28 years.
Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge said: “Whiskies aged for 28 years are rare, and very special. In our search to find the flavours and characteristics necessary for a rich, indulgent Scotch like Midnight Blend, we were very lucky to have access to some of the most mature reserves drawn from the four corners of Scotland. Each individual malt and grain used in the final whisky adds layers of flavour to the 28 Year Old Midnight Blend, leaving hints of fruit, sweet and spice and making it a wonderful final addition to the Private Collection.”
To craft such a whisky, Master Blender Jim Beveridge worked closely alongside fellow whisky expert Craig Wallace to sample hundreds of the finest single malt and grain whiskies from across Scotland. From these samples only a small number of whiskies were handselected from distilleries including Strathmillon in Speyside and Caol Ila in Islay to be included in three vattings, which were then carefully blended to create the 28 Year Old Midnight Blend.
The John Walker & Sons Private Collection was first launched in 2014 and features small batch, limited releases blended from casks from the most valuable parts of the Johnnie Walker reserves that have yielded whiskies of outstanding quality. The latest Edition (42.8%), 28 Year Old Midnight Blend, is best served neat, in a balloon glass, rolled in the hand to gently warm the whisky and release its distinctive aromas. For a truly decadent serve, enjoy with a square of dark chocolate.
28 Year Old Midnight Blend will be available from November at selected locations with a recommended retail price of $750 RSP.