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Johnnie Walker Blender's Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish Blended Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Number two in Johnnie Walker's collectable "Blender's Batch" series comes with an American twist: Composed from five distilleries including grain whisky from the now-closed Port Dundas, this was aged in first-fill Bourbon barrels before a six month finishing in former American rye whiskey casks. Its inspiration stems from Jim Beveridge's time spent blending Bourbons and ryes in Kentucky in the 1990s. Normally a travel retail exclusive, we've sneaked a small volume into out latest shipment!

Other reviews... Try this in your next Manhattan. Heather honey sweetness, Belgian waffles, cinnamon, rye spices, creamy vanilla, peppercorn, and dried porcini emerge after the 6-month rye cask finishing period. Sweet caramel oozes over the tongue, Highland toffee and Orkney fudge hold the spices in check. Banana candy and deep citrus acknowledge the Dufftown single malt component. The most accomplished Blender’s Batch to date. Emma Walker has nailed it.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Fall 2017)

Other reviews... great to see someone have the good sense to try to make the most of rye...If they can tame the caramels the results will be better still.
89.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018