The blending of Scotch Whisky is both an art and a science. For Johnnie Walker, this is a depth of skill, dedication and knowledge of whisky types that stretches back nearly two centuries to the earliest blends of the founder himself.
Today, Master Blender Jim Beveridge is the custodian of this extraordinary legacy and a unique authority on blending, who calls upon the largest stocks of Single Grain Scotch Whisky and Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the world. He has an intimate understanding not only of the character and traits of each whisky in his care - from the ingredients used to the treatment of the casks - but also how they combine and react when brought together.
Yet the creation of an extraordinary blend requires something other than a comprehensive knowledge of the landscape - something that elevates it to an experience greater than the sum of its parts.
This is the passion, creativity and bold vision of the Master Blender. Jim Beveridge has an unparalleled intuition and proficiency born of years of experience and total dedication to his craft which enables him to build structure, form and meaning into every sip, like an artist composing a masterpiece.
More than that, it means he can reproduce it time and again, so that the quality of the whisky experience never deviates from the exceptional standards he demands.
With one eye on the past and the other on the future, he ‘sees’ the whiskies he will need tomorrow to keep creating the much loved blends of today, while continually exploring, testing and formulating as-yet unimagined new varieties.
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