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Whisky Advocate’s #4 whisky of the summer issue

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons, 42.5%, £100,000

Bright gold. Amazingly fresh fruits and quince, slowly evolving into mango, blueberry, and a jammy tayberry note. At the same time, exotic spices like cardamom begin to build, particularly when the surface is broken with a drop of water, while vanilla pod notes develop. In the mouth, the grain smooths all the elements, giving an unctuous feel. There’s just sufficient oakiness to give structure and any smoke is far in the distance.  A triumph of the blender’s art.
— Dave Broom

Advanced Whisky Advocate magazine rating: 93