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New launch: Limited Edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal

LONDON, April 23 / PRNewswire / - "Uncovering this hidden treasure of the whiskey world is something we have been looking forward to for a long time. The exquisite new limited edition is a wonderful opportunity to explore the remarkable richness of the fruity flavors that are in every drop of Johnnie Walker Blue Label can be found, "says Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge.

Limited edition brings together irreplaceable whiskeys from irretrievably closed 'Ghost' distilleries whose spirit lives on

Johnnie Walker today announces its Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal Release, the third in a series of special editions made from irreplaceable whiskeys, the spirits of a select small group of famous and long-disused distilleries. Jim has been passionate about exploring the unique flavors of these extremely rare whiskeys from Johnnie Walker's Blue Label supplies for years.

The heart of this whiskey is the Highland Single Malt Glenury Royal from the distillery of the same name, which was shut down forever in 1985 and whose eventful history is just as extraordinary as the quality of its uniquely rich and fruity whiskey.

The distillery founded in 1825 by Captain Robert Barclay - Member of Parliament and the first to walk a 1000 mile walk in 1000 hours - was destroyed by a devastating fire, but rose like a phoenix from the ashes to grow and flourish. Under Barclay's constant leadership, the distillery continued to flourish and was one of only three Scottish distilleries to receive royal honors. The extraordinary spirit of Captain Barclay lives on today in the increasingly rare stocks of these excellent "ghost" whiskeys.

Jim adds: "We have patiently waited for the time to focus on this extraordinarily rare whiskey and carefully watched over our maturing barrels until the right moment came to explore its uniquely exquisite character."

Jim and his team have also hand-selected two exceptionally rare whiskeys from the "ghost" distilleries of Cambus and Pittyvaich, whose creamy toffee and butterscotch notes harmonize perfectly with the lush character of fruit orchards, sweet apples and delicate apricots of the Glenury Royal .

Five other rare whiskeys from Glen Elgin, Inchgower, Glenlossie, Cameronbridge and Glenkinchie interweave waves of vanilla, heather honey and dried fruits with the velvety-soft complexity of this irreplaceable 'ghost' whiskey, reminiscent of dark chocolate and nuts, and make this limited edition our most exquisite experience to date .

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal is bottled with an ABV of 43.8% and will be available worldwide from October 2019 at the recommended retail price of 275 GBP for a 70cl bottle. Each bottle in this special edition is individually numbered.

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Notes to the editors:

About Johnnie Walker Blue Label:

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an excellent scotch whiskey created by a small team of knowledgeable Expert Blenders, some of whom have dedicated 30 years of their lives to the relentless pursuit of excellence. Under the direction of Jim Beveridge, who has twice been named Master Blender of the Year, the experts hand-select the finest whiskeys from all four corners of Scotland, including some irreplaceable whiskeys from distilleries that have long been shut down.

Only one in 10,000 barrels has the unique quality, character and aroma with which the typical special taste of Johnnie Walker Blue Label can be achieved. Every single Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle contains a velvety and powerful Scotch whiskey with fruity, spicy and smoky aromas.

About Johnnie Walker:

Johnnie Walker is the world's number one Scotch Whiskey Brand (IWSR) and is valued by people in over 180 countries around the world. Since founding father John Walker's earliest blends, taste and quality have been paramount when blending whiskeys.

Today's range of award-winning whiskeys includes Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, Green Label, Gold Label Reserve, Aged 18 Years and Blue Label, among others. In total, over 19 million cases are sold per year (IWSR, 2018), which makes Johnnie Walker the most popular Scotch whiskey brand in the world.

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