John Walker’s Odyssey pays homage to seaBy Becky Paskin
John Walker & Sons has released a new blend to meet ‘insatiable’ demand for super premium spirits in Asia.
John Walker & Sons Odyssey is a triple malt Scotch, aged in European oak casks and inspired by the golden era of sea travel.
The blend mirrors a recipe first created by Sir Alexander Walker 80 years ago, and is presented in a glass decanter, designed by the grandson of John Walker, that moves to ‘match the motion of the sea’ when gently nudged in its case.
“I searched a number of distilleries in Scotland for the perfect three whiskies to blend for John Walker & Sons Odyssey. They needed to have the right provenance and pedigree to create the aromas, tastes, flavours and sensations that Sir Alexander was looking for when he created the original blend almost 80 years ago,” said master blender Jim Beveridge.
It will receive a launch in Asia Pacific ahead of a global roll out.
“We see John Walker & Sons Odyssey as the next step in our luxury journey, and we believe the integration of heritage and progress, provenance and innovation will make it of the utmost interest to luxury connoisseurs in this region,” said James Thompson, chief marketing officer for Diageo Asia Pacific.
“Launching John Walker & Sons Odyssey in Asia Pacific ahead of the global roll out demonstrates our commitment to this region and to meeting the unique and evolving tastes of the individual who has a passion for luxury,” he added.
John Walker & Sons Odyssey will launch on 1 September at Singapore Changi and Shanghai Pudong airports, with an RRP of US$950.