Want To Own A 50-Year-Old Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky?

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November 2, 2018 | BY AFP

Johnnie Walker has released their first 50-year-old Scotch Whisky made from a blend of six whiskies all of which have been aged for a minimum of half a century. But as the saying goes, time is money, as each bottle will retail for US$25,000

Only 100 bottles of the John Walker Masters' Edition are being released, presented in individually numbered, double-cased black crystal Baccarat decanters that come packaged in an elegant, wooden box designed by cabinet maker to The Queen, N.E.J. Stevenson. 

The triple-matured Scotch whisky was made from some of the oldest available stocks within the Johnnie Walker family, including single malt whiskies from distilleries which have long closed their doors.   

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Finished in small batches in a marrying cask made of 100-year-old oak staves, the flavors of the Scotch whisky are said to reveal themselves slowly on the palate. 

"Each drop of this whisky has been hand-selected from some of the most valuable and precious casks of malt and grain whiskies to be found in our reserves," said Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge in a statement. 

Tasting notes describe blackcurrants and citrus giving way to rich, creamy, dark chocolate and a long, gentle warming finish of menthol and smokiness. 
The limited-edition bottles will be made available in limited, selected markets, at a retail price of S$34,500. One bottle will be auctioned at Bonhams, Hong Kong next year.

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