Johnnie Walker Has Released a Rare Whisky Cultivated From ‘Ghost’ Distilleries

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Mar 23, 2018

Brought to you by Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Whisky.

With the national Scottish drink available at many pubs, how do you make a dram of whisky truly special?

You source it from distilleries that closed their doors long ago.

Johnnie Walker’s latest Special Release, Blue Label Ghost and Rare, combines whiskies from “ghost” distilleries – distilleries that are no longer operational – with hard-to-find malt and grain whiskies.

The focus for the first edition of this premium range is a single malt whisky from Brora, in The Highlands. It closed in 1983 and is now some of the most sought-after whisky in the world.

A second single malt whisky from Pittyvaich in Dufftown (closed in 1993) and a grain whisky from Cambus (closed in 1993) have been chosen for the Ghost and Rare blend. That’s in addition to five rare expressions from the prevailing distilleries of Cameronbridge, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie and Royal Lochnagar.

The result? A rich, velvety Scotch whisky with notes of hazelnut, dark chocolate and a hint of pineapple. Yes, it tastes just as good as it sounds.

“Over the years I've had the privilege of working with some of the rarest whiskies ever to come out of Scotland,” says Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Distiller.

“These whiskies and the distilleries they’re from, have a unique, inimitable character and they lend something very special to remarkable whiskies like Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It gives us a richness of character, flavour and age that no other scotch can match.”

Available in selected Dan Murphy’s stores and selected independent retailers.

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