The John Walker (AKA Founder’s Blend)

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An enduring tribute to the man who started it all, The John Walker (aka Founder’s Blend), uses only whiskies that would have been familiar to John Walker in his lifetime.

A total of nine distilleries (including some which are no longer producing), contribute to this exquisitely-made edition, which was blended by hand using traditional methods before being married together in a 100-year-old cask.

Presented in a beautiful, hand-crafted Baccarat crystal decanter with a 24 carat gold-plated neck, The John Walker is kept safe in its lacquered cabinet (which alone took sixty hours of fine craftsmanship to create).

The nose is rich and evocative of mature fruits with youthful aromas of fresh citrus hovering above. With the first sip, a vanilla oak burst soars across the palate. The blend’s enormous body and elegant structure are immediately apparent as big, opulent flavors cascade down onto a bed of soft sweetness. They evolve and transform constantly to deliver an echo of signature smoke in the finish.

Priced at around £2,000 and limited to only 330 bottles, each decanter is numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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Joseph Fields