Johnnie Walker Launches First 50-year-old Whisky

Johnnie Walker has released the first 50 year old Scotch whisky in the brands history, The John Walker Masters Edition. Just 100 bottles of the John Walker Masters’ Edition available At selected markets, with priced at $25,000. Each is a blend of whiskies from six distilleries that were operational during the life of John Walker, who lived from 1805-1857.

Single malt whiskies sourced from Glen Albyn, Glenury Royal and Blair Athol distilleries have been blended with grain whiskies from Caledonian, Cambus and Port Dundas. Of these distilleries, only Blair Athol remains operational.

Johnnie Walker Global Brand Director John Williams said: “Fifty year old whiskies are very rare. Whiskies of this age have incredible character but it takes great skill to reveal their flavour and then balance them so people can appreciate the end result. That’s where our Master Blender Jim Beveridge – one of only six in the history of Johnnie Walker – and his small team of exceptional whisky-makers come into their own as masters of their craft.”

Bottled at 43.3% abv, The John Walker Masters’ Edition is presented in an individually numbered, double-cased black crystal Baccarat decanter and comes housed in a cabinet made by N.E.J. Stevenson, cabinet maker for the Queen.