Johnnie Walker (London, England) has announced that it will officially complete its John Walker & Sons Private Collection with the November release of 28 Year Old Midnight Blend.
Arriving as the fifth and final edition in the John Walker & Sons Private Collection, 28 Year Old Midnight Blend is a “decadent Scotch . . . containing rare and precious whiskies aged for a minimum of 28 years.” Meant to be enjoyed “after-dinner, or approaching the ‘midnight’ moment,” this carefully selected blend “features layers of butterscotch, caramel and toffee, balanced with a fruitiness and touch of spice.”
“Whiskies aged for 28 years are rare, and very special. In our search to find the flavours and characteristics necessary for a rich, indulgent Scotch like Midnight Blend, we were very lucky to have access to some of the most mature reserves drawn from the four corners of Scotland. Each individual malt and grain used in the final whisky adds layers of flavour to the 28 Year Old Midnight Blend, leaving hints of fruit, sweet and spice and making it a wonderful final addition to the Private Collection.”
– Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender
With only 3,888 limited-edition, individually numbered collectible decanters available, 28 Year Old Midnight Blend will officially hit shelves in November with a recommended retail price of $750. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering at select retailers located throughout Johnnie Walker’s distribution network in the U.S. Prost!
Vital Information for 28 Year Old Midnight Blend from Johnnie Walker
Release – Limited/John Walker & Sons Private Collection, November 2018
Style – Blended Scotch Whisky
ABV – 42.8%
Blend – A blend of rare & precious whiskies aged for a minimum of 28 years
Fun Fact – On the blend selection: “Working closely alongside fellow blender Craig Wallace, [Jim Beveridge] sampled hundreds of the finest single malt and grain whiskies to eventually hand-select only a few rare whiskies with the character necessary for a Scotch this wonderfully smooth and indulgent.”
Serving Suggestions “28 Year Old Midnight Blend is best served neat, in a balloon glass, rolled in the hand to gently warm the whisky and release the distinctive aromas. For a truly decadent serve, enjoy with a square of dark chocolate.”
Locator – https://www.johnniewalker.com/en-us/shop-for-johnnie-walker/