JOHNNIE WALKER & SONS’S DIAMOND JUBILEE
- Limited production version
Dimond Jubilee was created by Johnnie Walker’s master blender, Jim Beveridge, using grain and malt whiskies matured since 1952 then put in small marrying casks made from English oak from the Queen’s private Sandringham estate.
These exceptionally mature and treasured whiskies were married in two small casks made with oak from the Royal Estate at Sandringham and laid down at the Royal Lochnagar distillery close by Her Majesty the Queen’s Balmoral Castle residence. The Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons was bottled on 6 February 2012, precisely on the sixtieth anniversary of the accession, in a symbolic limited edition of sixty – one for each year of Her Majesty regin, is packed at a concentration of 42.5 ABV, with a volume of 700ml.
- Rich taste
The Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons is gloriously complex, elegant and deeply evocative of a life well lived. A profoundly well-structured, unique whisky that is full of harmonious contradictions – considered maturity with joyous vitality, wonderful complexity and elegant simplicity, all captured within a single sip.
It has a clear, soft gold appearance and an intriguing nose that is velvety yet fresh. On the palate it brings clear, light fruits over a cleansing sweetness which dries to vanilla and sleek tannins. Seductive creaminess and spice follows, with a hazy memory of wood smoke at the finish. Jubilant and unforgettable.
- Luxurious and unique design.
More than 60 artisans were involved in creating bespoke decanters and pieces to accompany it, including Scottish silversmiths who made the collars set with a half-carat diamond. Each bottle also includes a pair of engraved lead Cumbria Crystal glasses and a hand-bound personalised commemorative book. It’s all housed in a chest made using oak from Sandringham and Caledonian pine from The Queen’s Balmoral Estate.
With a unique and luxurious design, Johnnie Walker’s Diamond Jubilee has won the 2013 Dieline Design Award, at No. 2: Spirit.