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30 Oct 2010

The John Walker

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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