Last Cask of The John Walker presented

Diageo will discontinue the production of this remarkable Scotch Whisky blend

For more than ten years Diageo has presented special releases called The John Walker, now the company will set an end to this era, filling the last cask. The batch of only 330 bottles will be released in China that will cost about £2,550 each.

As an homage to Johnnie Walker founder John Walker, this Scotch Whisky is named after him and contains only whisky from distilleries that already existed during his lifetime (1805 - 1857). Grain whisky from Cambus, Port Dundas and Cameronbridge and malt whisky from Glen Albyn, Cardhu, Mortlach, Clynelish, Daluaine and Talisker was used for this bottling called Last Cask.

A triple maturation took place: First, each whisky was matured in its own individual casks, then the grains were married to each other, as well as the single malts. Finally, the grain blend and the malt blend were finished together in a special marrying cask, which was made for this purpose from over one-hundred-years-old oak staves. And since this marrying cask has now reached the end of its active time, it was decided that with the current batch the series of The John Walker will come to an end, too.

The John Walker is released in a hand-blown decanter of baccarat crystal glass. Each decanter is individually decorated with hand-engraved images by designer Philip Lawson Johnston, Hand Engraver of Glass to Her Majesty the Queen.

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