Another interesting and exciting experimental blend from Master Blender Jim Beveridge at Johnny Walker. A blend of three grain whiskies, including an amount from the now-silent Port Dundas distillery, is bolstered with malt whisky from Cardhu. These whiskies have been matured in first fill bourbon casks, lending heavy, vanilla flavours and sweetness, before being re-invigorated with rye notes of spice and toasty spices. Beveridge stated that he wanted this whisky to be of a “light style, along the lines of an Irish or Japanese whisky”. Interestingly, he also stated that the production team had in mind the use of the whisky in cocktails when creating this whisky, something he described as a “very new approach”. The new techniques have paid off, however, with the result an exceptionally well balanced and quaffable dram, equally at home in cocktails or served neat.