Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour 48 Year Old, Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour 48 Year Old is crafted using fleetingly rare whiskies - all aged for at least 48 years - from the four "ghost" distilleries of Port Dundas, Brora, Glen Albyn and Glenury Royal. It is the third and final expression in the Johnnie Walker Masters series, following The John Walker Master's Edition and Johnnie Walker Master's Ruby Reserve. There are only 288 bottles of this exceptionally rare whisky available.
Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour celebrates the art of whisky making, shining a light on how each of the four main steps in the process - malting, distilling, cask maturation and then blending - contribute equally to creating extraordinary flavours - from grain to glass. This incredible blend showcases how four masters combine generations of Scotch knowledge and craftsmanship with their expertise to create a truly exceptional Scotch.
On the nose, Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour, has a soft and gentle smoke, reminiscent of seaweed and salty air, gives way to rich dried fruits. Notes of molasses linger with leather-bound books before smoke gently weaves back though the senses.
These aromas give way to rich fruit flavours bursting with currants before a gentle spice starts to build on the palate. Cinnamon-infused apples combine with star anise, crushed peppercorn and warming oak embers, enveloped in waves of baked caramel and rich butterscotch before culminating in a gentle and warming smoke in the finish.