Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare
The latest Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare is the fourth release in the limited-edition Ghost and Rare series – one that explores the distinct character of exceptional and very rare whiskies from one of Scotland’s most short-lived distilleries. This follows the release of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal (2019), Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen (2018), and Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Brora (2017).
The “ghost” distillery in question is the Speyside distillery of Pittyvaich, which closed in 1993 and is now considered a hidden gem for its unique Speyside style. Crafted by Johnnie Walker Master
Blender Jim Beveridge and his team, the Blue Label Pittyvaich is a blend of two other “ghost” whiskies from the distilleries of Port Dundas and Carsebridge, an exceptionally rare Scotch from Speyside distilleries, as well as the Highland whisky of Royal Lochnagar.
The resulting taste is a subtle sweetness from notes of autumn fruits — a trait that’s recognizable in a Blue Label, before encountering some slight heat from the cinnamon and gentle wafts of butterscotch.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich is available for purchase at 1855. Each bottle in this special release is individually numbered.