A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
According to the distillery, 30% of the 1995 Vintage is made from first-fill American sherry oak cask-aged whisky, producing a butterscotch flavour.
Notes of spices and dried fruits have been created from first-fill Spanish sherry oak casks, while the use of refill barrels provide the 1995 Vintage with “the characteristic balance and complexity associated with The Glenrothes”.
The expression is priced at £45.00 and carries an abv of 43%.