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12-14-2010, 03:31 AM
Hi! I have a set of the John Walker's Oldest (15yo - 60yo). Unfortunately, couldn't find more infos 'bout it. What's the difference between Johnie Walker & John Walker's? Can anyone help to provide more detailed infos on it including the rough current market value of it? Thank you in advance.
12-20-2010, 01:28 PM
:(I'd be glad should there be any experts to provide more detailed infos on the John Walker's Oldest... deepest thanks to all.
Working on this one - detailed info coming soon!!
This is what we found out from one of Diageo's (Johnnie Walker's parent company) Masters of Whisky:
"Oldest” was the first and early efforts John Walker and Sons to enter the luxury goods duty free market.
* A recipe based on original blending notes of Alex Walker prior to WW II
* Replicating a whisky style reminiscent of the “whisky era” steamships, world travel and luxury
* A soft, smooth profile, yet containing the characteristic peat signature of Johnnie Walker
* A bottle based on the original hand-blown blue tinted glass used at the time of the original square bottle’s introduction.
* Distinctive royal blue label
* Formulated from the company’s rarest, oldest and finest stocks. The formula was an absolute secret and still is.
* Labeled “oldest” after Alex Walker’s custom of referring to his special blends as such
* NO AGE STATEMENT was ever given, implied or hinted at. (My guess is that along the way some well-meaning whisky hack tried to explain and the 15-60 thing evolved from there. There is no way of knowing what the actual ages were/are.) As with Blue Label, it does the liquid a great disservice to even discuss age.
* As is often the practice, the test market was duty free Asia and select Asian retailers.
If any of that that sounds familiar, it's because ‘Oldest’ is the first generation of what may have become Blue Label - same story, very similar package, probably very similar liquid. We hear it tastes “just like Blue Label.”
Some added info - keeping in mind this is not official - just confecture....It seems that there is often a period while a product is in development and on trial in duty free and select markets. During that time, trial names and packages are used. Then, when there is a major launch, the name or look sometimes changes. Both Green and Gold Labels went through similar metamorphoses. In both cases consumers drove the name changes.
Hope this helps!
12-22-2010, 05:37 AM
Great to hear that Jojo. Million thanks for the good infos. Cheers!:)
01-01-2011, 10:03 AM
What would such a bottle cost today? What factors would impact the price?
01-02-2011, 04:06 AM
Hi... just for reference purpose. I've in fact bought a bottle of the John Walker's Oldest for $1,560 (US dollar) just recently. The MAIN factor that would impact the value is that it is the very FIRST appearance of what was to become the Blue Label, which is the so-called world's no.1 ultra-premium blended whisky.
01-04-2011, 04:48 AM
Happy new year to all! I'd like to know whether is anyone there ******* their John Walker's Oldest? If yes, kindly e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm interested in buying. :)
Thank you & regards.
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