In Johnnie Walker’s continuous effort to release limited edition bottles specially crafted from irreplaceable “ghost” whiskies from a small number of iconic distilleries that closed many years ago, Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare rolls out its third edition that features the Highland single malt Glenury Royal, from the distillery of the same name that shut its doors in 1985.
Founded in 1825’s Stonehaven, Scotland by Captain Robert Barclay, a Member of the British Parliament, the Glenury distillery has a colourful history that is as exceptional as its uniquely rich and fruity whiskies. Under Barclay’s tenacious leadership, it flourished to become one of only three Scottish distilleries to enjoy a royal title.
Although a devastating fire destroyed the distillery two weeks after its opening, Glenury continued with its maltings until 1968, and another two decades producing malt whisky before its closure in 1985.
Today, together with Johnnie Walker, the dwindling stocks of Glenury’s incredible “ghost” whisky rise from the ashes to form the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal special edition, each bottle specially and individually numbered.
The special edition features the sumptuous orchard fruits, sweet apple and delicate apricot characters of Glenury Royal, perfectly balancing the two exceptionally rare whiskies hand-selected from the “ghost” distilleries of Cambus and Pittyvaich for their creamy toffee and butterscotch notes.
Besides that, five other rare whiskies from Glen Elgin, Inchgower, Glenlossie, Cameronbridge and Glenkinchie bring waves of vanilla, heather honey and dried fruits into the concoction, weaving notes of smooth dark chocolate and nutty layers to this irreplaceable “ghost” whisky, making it the most indulgent release yet.
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal is bottled at an ABV of 43.8%, available for purchasing here