Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour is Very Rare, Expensive
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You Can Buy a New Car or Spend the Money on a Bottle of Johnnie Walker’s Newest Scotch Whisky

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Johnnie Walker announced the launch of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour – the final release in its series of extremely limited edition Scotch celebrating the art of whisky making. (Photo: Johnnie Walker)

On Monday, Johnnie Walker announced a new extremely rare and expensive scotch whisky. Only 288 bottles of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour — a blend of scotches that all have been aged at least 48 years — will be released. It will sell at a suggested retail price of £20,000 (about $26,800).

This release is one of the last for Master Blender Jim Beveridge, who at the end of the year will retire and pass his title to Emma Walker. Beveridge created the whisky in collaboration with Malt Master Donna Anderson, Cask Master James Carson and Distillation Master Douglas Murray.

“It is fascinating to craft a Scotch that pays tribute to each of the four main steps in whisky making – malting, distilling, cask maturation and blending – to shine a light on how each craft contributes something very special to the extraordinary flavours that Scotch has to offer, from grain to glass,” Beveridge said in a news release.

Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour is bottled at 41.8% ABV.

This is the final whisky in the Johnnie Walker Masters series of extremely rare Scotch. The previous editions were the Johnnie Walker Master’s Ruby Reserve, which celebrated Beveridge’s 30 years working in whisky; and the John Walker Masters’ Edition, which was crafted from scotches aged a minimum of 50 years from distilleries that were operational during the lifetime of Johnnie Walker founder John Walker.

Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour Tasting Notes

Nose: Rich fruit flavours bursting with currants

Taste: A gentle spice starts to build on the palate. Cinnamon-infused apples combine with star anise, crushed peppercorn and warming oak embers, enveloped in waves of baked caramel and rich butterscotch

Finish: A gentle and warming smoke in the finish

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