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John Walker & Sons Celebratory Blend, 51%

Price: $75 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




This spicy concoction, inspired by John Walker's original Old Highland Whisky, has a nose of marzipan, candied peel, raisin, marmalade, aromatic spices, pepper, and ginger loaf, with a trace of cool smoke and peppermint. The strength and pepperiness give this plenty of clout, with a flavor unique among Johnnie Walker whiskies: brown sugar, hazelnut, royal icing on wedding cake, nuts, pepper, clove, peat, and blackened fruitcake.