johnnie walker ghost and rare

Diageo Reserve has unveiled a limited-edition Ghost & Rare blended whisky for its Johnnie Walker brand.

The first in a series of tipples made with whisky from ‘ghost’ distilleries long closed, the NPD (46% abv) was “a rich, velvety smooth blend” of eight “treasured” Scotch whiskies, said Johnnie Walker master distiller Jim Beveridge, calling it “a smooth Scotch with the fruity sweetness of pineapple, rich notes of hazelnut and dark chocolate, and a subtle, smoky finish”.

Each bottle is individually numbered, with an rsp of £220/70cl.

‘Ghost’ distillery whiskies were increasingly rare, added Beveridge. “I’m lucky we have stocks from more than 30 distilleries from every region of Scotland from which to choose the perfect casks to craft each blend. It gives us a richness of character, flavour and age that no other Scotch can match.”