Johnnie Walker 48 year old Master of Flavor, 41.8%

Price: $25,000 Issue: Spring 2022 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Master blender Jim Beveridge's career finale draws on stocks from seven distilleries, producing a marriage of toffee, marzipan fruit, sweet grain, vanilla, and rich tropical fruits, with the smoke lapping in waves. Remarkably, the grain leads from the front, the flavors gathering momentum, drawing in ever richer notes encompassing soft fruits, sweet smokiness, citrus, lemon peel, and dried fruit, concluding with black fruits and vanilla essence. A work of genius. (288 bottles) Collectibles