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12 January, 2017

MOST INTERESTING NEW SCOTCH BLEND

JOHNNIE WALKER BLENDERS’ BATCH RED RYE FINISH

This the first release from the Johnnie Walker team’s experimental Blenders’ Batch series.

It has has been created by the brand’s team of blenders, led by master blender Jim Beveridge, and is a result of ongoing experiments into flavour that take place at the brand’s home in Scotland.

Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish includes malt and grain whiskies aged in first-fill bourbon casks and finished in rye casks. It is said to have taken more than 50 experiments exploring 203 malt and grain whisky samples to hit upon Red Rye Finish and it was created using a blend of just four whiskies, including Cardhu single malt for its vibrant, fresh fruitiness, along with creamy, vanilla grain whisky from Port Dundas.

Beveridge said: “When making blended scotch whisky, we like to think ‘from the bar back’, ensuring bartenders have the perfect liquids at hand to serve neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation of a flawless scotch-based cocktail.

“In the case of Red Rye Finish, the end result is an incredibly contemporary whisky. It is smooth, sweet and deliberately light – to my mind the best of scotch given an exciting twist inspired by the best of traditional American whiskey flavours.”





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