The inspiration for Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Red Rye came from the personal story of Jim Beveridge. Jim is the Master Blender at Johnnie Walker Whisky and is known for his love for American whiskeys. When he was younger, he spent some time working in bourbon and rye distilleries in Kentucky. This fascination for American whiskeys was picked up to create the Red Rye Finish. More than 50 tests with over 200 malt and grain whiskies were needed to come up with the perfect blend.
The result is a blend made of four different whiskies, including a Cardhu Single Malt. Produced in small batches, the blend first ages in new bourbon casks and then gets a six month long finish in vintage rye barrels. This results in a soft character with sweet notes and a hint of Scotch.
調酒師團隊探索超過203種威士忌酒液的組合，進行50種以上的風味調和實驗，經由反覆試驗與長時間的醞釀，陳放於首次填充的波本橡木桶，再過至裸麥桶進行二次熟成，終於創造出此款具有豐富層次的小批次之作–JOHNNIE WALKER首席私藏精選No 1。