A new limited edition of John Walker & Sons King George V is going to be available only at duty free stores worldwide right about the time of the Chinese New Year, which is slated for 19th February. The release of this edition is set to mark the 80th anniversary of the Royal Warrant, a prestigious award that John Walker & Sons won and still hold till date that allows them to supply produce to the Royal Family. This edition is more of a visual celebration to the arts movement of the King George era with its delicate tiny gold, blossom and chandelier motifs adorning the burgundy packaging. The caramel colored drink matches its dark exterior with a refined beauty that only adds more volume and body to the hand crafted flavors of the super-premium whiskey. If anything should be added to your collector’s list, this is it!
All King George V edition whiskeys are created to mimic the blending styles of the King George V era, who also happened to be the first monarch to grant the company its warrant. This label gets its name because it is a perfect mix of whiskies from a number of distilleries that have been around since the monarch’s era. In the case of this exquisite drink, old is definitely gold!
It’s interesting to note that this is not the first time JW & Sons is celebrating the Chinese New Year in style since they also celebrated it last year with a limited edition ‘Year of the Horse’. This year, the King George V limited edition will be on stands at every duty free store for about 6 months for a price of $494.