Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the launch of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection to be available exclusively this month at Singapore Changi Airport through DFS. The ultra-deluxe blended scotch whisky by Master Blender Jim Beveridge is the first in the series of the annual limited releases which will be rolled out to other Asia Pacific travel retail outlets from June.
Master Blender Jim Beveridge has selected 29 of his private reserve casks to create the 2014 edition. Only 8,888 individually numbered decanters of the 2014 Edition will be released worldwide. Jim Beveridge has also signed 10 lucky numbers – 1888, 2888, 3333, 3888, 4888, 5555, 5888, 6666, 6888 and 7888.
The 2014 edition is described as a rich and complex blend (ABV 46.8%), distinguished by its sophisticated expression of the smoky flavor characteristics from three celebrated whisky regions of Scotland and comes in a dark blue glass decanter.
“The 2014 edition, a unique smoky blend, is a wonderful chance for travelling whisky connoisseurs and collectors to buy a scarce first decanter to begin their own remarkable John Walker & Sons private collection,” Diageo Global Travel and Middle East global marketing director Steve White was quoted as saying.
The John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2014 Edition will be available at DFS Singapore Changi Airport this month for SGD925 (or $742).