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.
The five-strong range of bourbon whiskies comprises The Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, George T Stagg, William Larue Weller and Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye.
The Antique Collection, which was first launched in 2000, will be available in limited quantities from late September and will retail at $70 per bottle.
Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley said: “It will be hard to top last year’s batch of awards. But we think this year’s collection has just as much to offer. I’m anxious to hear if everyone else agrees.”