Art deco period inspires John Walker Scotch blendBy Becky Paskin
John Walker & Sons is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its Royal Warrant with a travel retail exclusive bottling, which has been released in time for Chinese New Year.
The John Walker & Sons King George V blended Scotch whisky is exclusively made using liquid from distilleries in operation at the time of the British king’s reign in the 1930s.
As such, the blend contains casks from the now mothballed Port Ellen distillery on Islay.
Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker master blender, said: “John Walker & Sons King George V is a highly distinctive, commemorative blend of rare and prestigious whiskies. It has an immense structure that has been hand-crafted to combine big flavours and a profound, mellow smokiness with elegance and depth.”
The expression is presented in a burgundy bottle designed in an art deco style, In keeping with the period.
It will available exclusively in global travel retail ahead of Chinese New Year next week (19 February) though until July for an RRP of US$494.
King George V granted John Walker & Sons a Royal Warrant in 1935.