John Walker & Sons King George V Lunar New Year Limited Edition Design

70cl, 75cl / ABV: 43%
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Introducing the John Walker & Sons King George V Lunar New Year Limited Edition Design created by rising star of the fashion industry, Shanghai-based designer Angel Chen.

 

Drawn from extremely rare and exceptionally precious casks, this rich, creamy liquid features irreplaceable whiskies from now-closed distilleries that operated during King George V’s reign. Imparting a coastal smokiness and sweet spice, every drop of this liquid is a true rarity, matched only by the exclusivity of its elegant and limited edition design.

 

The vibrant illustrations on this year’s limited edition portrays a regal bird ascending with its wings outstretched as it reaches across this fittingly opulent design. Angel explains: “There’s a defiant energy to my illustrations which bring to life the vibrant spirit of the bird as it soars across the design, symbolising how we need to keep moving forward, spreading goodness throughout the year to come.”

 

Vividly coloured, the landscape Angel Chen has crafted is rich in plush reds and majestic golds, making this a highly desirable collectible for discerning whisky drinkers. It’s also an exceptional choice for those looking to buy that important person the perfect gift to mark a successful year at work, or to wish them an auspicious start to the next one.

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Tasting Notes

 
Nose

Sweet, smoky aromas deepened by Port Ellen are followed by notes of orange and Mediterranean fruits and the rich fruit spiciness - raisins, figs and cinnamon - of malts from across Scotland matured in European and American oak.

Palate

Rich in taste, on the palate there is an abundance of spice and dried fruits derived from the Speyside and Highlands whiskies with European oak character, this is perfectly balanced with creamy vanilla sweetness from the malts and grains matured in American oak, together releasing layer upon layer of flavour: sweet fruits, dark chocolate, toffee, spices and roast nuts.

Finish

Port Ellen intensifies the maritime Islay smokiness that gathers momentum through the exceptionally long, warming finish with hints of spice and pepper.