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30 Oct 2010

The John Walker

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * News

The John Walker - Johnnie Walker blue labelTo mark the start of a new decade, the House of Walker celebrates the life of its founder with the launch of The John Walker, a special version of the Blue label blend.

It contains malt and grain whiskies from 9 casks, with the intention to recreate the authentic flavours of a 19th Century blend in John Walker’s original style. The whisky has been taken from a range of distilleries, some of which are now closed.

A Baccarat crystal decanter and a 24 carat Gold plated neck underscore the exclusivity. Retail price: £ 2000. Sold by Harrods.

The John Walker Ruben Luyten 2010-10-30
  • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il gal

    very unnecessary…

    i dont like those whiskeys at all. aimed at whom? rich oligarchs?

  • Whisky1978

    Assumed that the price mainly is the design of the bottle.

    2000 euro for a big perfume look-a-like bottle?? No thanks…

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  • Tony: Yes, lower! It is almost unheard of for a more recent and older aged bottling to be 30% cheaper than the previously released one. Maybe that also help
  • Tony: True - I had it in my basket in one web shop as soon as it was announced, but it disappeared before I could check out! Luckily I have some of the prev
  • WhiskyNotes: I don't know, Gal. This kind of bottle is either sold out through pre-orders, or in a webshop five minutes after it appears online.

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