Silence is golden for new blend

THE first in a series of special Johnnie Walker releases featuring whiskies from ‘ghost’ distilleries has been launched by Diageo Reserve.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare is described as a “rich, velvety smooth blend” of eight Scotch whiskies, including three from the silent distilleries of Cambus, Pittyvaich and Brora, which is at the heart of the new blend; the additional five whiskies are rare expressions of malt and grains from the existing distilleries of Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie and Cameronbridge.

Johnnie Walker master distiller, Jim Beveridge, said: “I’ve chosen a few uniquely full-bodied expressions of these precious malts and grains to let people explore, in a new way, the extraordinary richness found in our pinnacle whisky.”