Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost And Rare Glenury Royal
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal is a special edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label released in 2019 to celebrate one of the unsung lost distilleries that have played an important role in the huge success of Johnnie Walker Blue.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare, a Blended Scotch Whisky, is the fourth in a series of special releases crafted by Master Blender Jim Beveridge that blend irreplaceable “ghost” whiskies and other incredibly rare whiskies from the Johnnie Walker Blue Label reserves. The singularity of this limited edition is characterized by a gem from a lost time at the “ghost” Pittyvaich distillery, which closed its doors in 1993 after only 18 years.
For this limited edition Ghost and Rare edition, Glenury Royal takes centre stage in the high malt content, with additional malts from Glenkinchie, Glenlossie, Pittyvaich, and Glen Elgin, which have been married with old grain whiskies from Cambus and Carsebridge.
The Glenury Royal distillery was closed in 1983, so those particular casks at the heart of this Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare edition must have been at least 35 years old.
Official Tasting Notes:
Nose: The sumptuous orchard fruits, sweet apple, and delicate apricot notes from Glenury Royal are beautifully heightened by creamy toffee and butterscotch from Cambus and Cameronbridge.
Other rare whiskies from Glen Elgin, Inchgower, Glenlossie, Pittyvaich, and Glenkinchie bring waves of vanilla, heather honey, and dried fruits.
Finish: Smooth dark chocolate and nutty layers.
|Ghost And Rare – Glenury Royal