Johnnie Walker 'King George V' Blended Scotch WhiskyScotch Whisky Scotland
The latest addition from the striding man in a top hat pays homage to King George V who granted the first 'Royal Warrant' to Johnnie Walker in 1934 - a distinguished honor, much like being knighted. This whisky is blended from distilleries that were operating during the King's reign (1910-1936) including the highly prized Port Ellen Islay single malt that was closed in 1983. The whisky is smooth and delightful - similar to an old cognac. It retains a muscular fruitiness while spicy, peaty and smoky nuances compliment the unctuous texture and spectacular protracted finish. As with any gem of the carat, the King George comes in a hand blown crystal decanter nestled in a plush, silk-lined display box - the sort of trophy that makes your bar or a shelf in the study sparkle. Though you might consider hiding this from your brother-in-law Chip.