Johnnie Walker has revealed its Master Blender’s Private Collection final edition. The 28 Year Old Midnight Blend is an after-dinner whisky.
Johnnie Walker has created the final and fifth edition to its John Walker & Sons Private Collection. A limited-edition Scotch whisky offering, the premium ’28 Year Old Midnight Blend’ is specifically designed to be served and savoured amongst friends as an after-dinner indulgence.
With only 3,888 individually numbered collectible decanters released, each contains rare and precious whiskies aged for a minimum of twenty-eight years. Whimsically created to complement that midnight moment, the concoction features multiple layers of butterscotch, caramel, and toffee while balanced with a fruitiness and touch of spice.
Johnnie Walker master blender, Jim Beveridge, worked closely with fellow expert, Craig Wallace, to sample hundreds of single malt and grain whiskies to hand-select only a few with the character befitting of the 28 Year Old Midnight Blend (42.8 %). The spirit is best served neat in a balloon glass.
For optimum effect, the glass should be rolled in the hand to gently warm the whisky and release its distinctive aromas. The Johnnie Walker pour pairs well with a square of dark chocolate. The variant will be made available from November at select retail locations. The John Walker & Sons Private Collection was first launched in 2014.
“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,” said Beveridge.