Johnnie Walker Launching Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen
Johnnie Walker is launching the second edition in their Ghost and Rare series: Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen (say that five times fast!).
Ghost and Rare is a series of limited edition bottlings crafted using whiskies from closed “ghost” distilleries and other rare malt and grain whiskies. The second release is a blend of eight Scotch whiskies, including three “ghost” whiskies from the silent distilleries of Caledonian, Carsebridge, and Port Ellen, and five whiskies from the active distilleries of Mortlach, Dailuaine, Cragganmore, Blair Athol, and Oban.
Johnnie Walker’s tasting notes describe Ghost and Rare Port Ellen as “exceptionally balanced with layers of creamy vanilla sweetness on the nose, rolling waves of waxy citrus, rich malt and tropical fruit flavours on the palate, and the unmistakable lingering finish of Port Ellen maritime smokiness.”
Ghost and Rare Port Ellen is bottled at 43.8% ABV and presented in a dark blue bottle depicting a map of Scotland that highlights each of the distilleries used in the blend.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen launches October 25 at a suggested price of $349.99.
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