Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask Finish
Johnnie Walker // Scotland
This is the first in a series of limited edition wood-finished blends from Johnnie Walker. This one blends whiskies that have aged for at least 10 years in first-fill American oak (typically ex-bourbon), which are then finished in charred American oak barrels that previously aged rye whiskey. The whiskey is chill-filtered and bottled at 46% abv.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typefirst-fill American oak and ex-rye American oak
"Blended Scotch meets American rye barrels in this new offering from Johnnie Walker. It carries a hint of smoke on the nose, but on the palate it strikes a balance between the vanilla notes of American whiskeys and the grain-forward assertiveness of a single malt Scotch. Bourbon and rye drinkers looking to expand into Scotch should seek this one out. It's an excellent value for the price and a very enjoyable dram."