Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare
Port Ellen has been carefully crafted by Master Blender Jim Beveridge and his small team of passionate blenders using eight handpicked whiskies from the four corners of Scotland, including three irreplaceable ‘ghost whiskies’
and five incredibly rare malt expressions, from
the Johnnie Walker Blue Label reserves, all of which are at least 20 years old.
At the heart of the second edition lies the highly
sought-after whisky from the famed Island distillery
of Port Ellen which closed its doors in 1983.
The ghost whiskies from Caledonian and Carsebridge add layers of creamy, vanilla sweetness whilst rare malt expressions from Mortlach, Dailuaine, Cragganmore,
Blair Athol and Oban deliver rolling waves of waxy citrus, rich malt and tropical fruit flavours - all perfectly balanced by the maritime smokiness of Port Ellen
that lingers in the long and warming finish of this exceptional whisky.
Jim is fascinated by how whiskies from a small number of distilleries that closed many years ago can bring the extraordinary richness for which Johnnie Walker Blue Label is known and is continually exploring these flavours. From his library of irreplaceable casks, he has chosen a few uniquely full-bodied expressions of these precious malts and grains and balanced them to let people explore, in a new way, the depth of character found in Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Johnnie Walker has over 10 million casks of maturing single malt and grain whiskies from the four corners of Scotland. Only 1 in 10,000 of these casks has the richness and character required to intricately craft Johnnie Walker Blue Label, delivering a diversity of character, flavour and age that no other Scotch can match. With these special releases, consumers will now be able to discover and explore the very rarest of our whiskies from the unparalleled Johnnie Walker Blue Label reserves.