Known as the Founder’s Blend, it uses only whiskies that would have been familiar to John Walker in his lifetime, some of which come from distilleries that are now silent. Just nine distilleries in total contribute exquisitely-made whiskies, which are blended by hand using traditional methods and in extremely limited quantities, before being married together in a 100-year-old cask.
The blend itself is refined, sophisticated, supremely complex, yet harmonious. The magnificent presentation only hints at the experience to follow.
The nose is rich and redolent of mature fruits with youthful aromas of fresh citrus hovering above. With the first sip, a vanilla oak burst soars across the palate. The blend’s enormous body and elegant structure are immediately apparent as big, opulent flavours cascade down onto a bed of soft sweetness. They evolve and transform constantly to deliver an echo of signature smoke in the finish. This is a whisky of unique discernment.