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.
A statement from the Paris-headquartered firm said: "Nothing has been decided to date. If detailed confirmation on the buyout or related matters is made in the future, Pernod Ricard will disclose such fact when confirmed."
Pernod Ricard currently owns 70% of Pernod Ricard Korea Imperial, owner of the Imperial brand, a popular local whisky in the Korean market.