Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen
Johnnie Walker // Scotland
Available beginning October 2018, this is the second release in the Ghost and Rare series, a subset of Johnnie Walker's Blue Label marque. Made by master blender Jim Beveridge and his small team of blenders, Ghost and Rare utilizes whiskies from closed distilleries, also known as "ghost" distilleries. Port Ellen, an Islay distillery which closed its doors in 1983, is the feature single malt in this whisky. Other ghost distilleries are the Lowland grain distilleries Caledonian and Carsebridge. Single malt from Mortlach, Dailuaine, Cragganmore, Blair Athol, and Oban round out the list of whiskies utilized in this blend. It should be noted that Port Ellen is set to reopen with production expected to start in 2020.
Peated BlendA mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.