Its rare that the truly global spirits brands undertake bold experimentation, and this fact makes this bottling of Johnnie Walker even more interesting. A blend of Scotch whiskies finished in ex-rye whiskey casks, a first for the Scotch whiskey industry. The rye lends a genuinely unique flavour, with incredible spicy notes typical of this fantastic style of whiskey. The blend is built around a core of Cardhu malt whisky, with Master Blender Jim Beveridge hand selecting whisky that had been aged only in first-fill bourbon casks. This maturation provides a base flavour of deep, sweet, delicious vanilla that the rye notes build upon with spice and herbaceous flavours. This bottling is the first in a series of limited edition finished blends from Johnnie Walker. An absolutely fascinating dram, and a chance to own a piece of Scotch whisky history. The ideal dram for American whiskey drinkers looking to get into Scotch.