Johnnie Walker Blue Label - Ghost And Rare Port Ellen
- Country of Produce: Scotland
- Whiskey Type: Single Malt
- ABV: 43.8%
- Bottle Volume: 70cl
This release of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare brings together eight treasured whiskies from the four corners of Scotland, including irreplaceable whiskies from three "ghost" distilleries and five rare malts from existing ones.
At the heart of this limited edition lies the much sought-after Islay single malt, Port Ellen – a "ghost" distillery that shut its doors in 1983. Sitting low on the water edge of Kilnaughton Bay, watched over by the four-sided Carraig Fhada lighthouse and the occasional ethereal glow of the Northern Lights, the Port Ellen distillery is now silent, but the memory of the ships setting sail with their precious cargo of smoky single malt whisky still lingers.
Whilst the Port Ellen stock brings a distinctive maritime smokiness that lingers in the long and warming finish, its unique character is magnified by a selection of remarkable casks from the Johnnie Walker Blue Label reserves. First, the "ghost" grain distilleries of Caledonian and Carsebridge add layers of creamy, vanilla sweetness, then the rare malt whiskies from the great distilleries of Mortlach, Dailuaine, Cragganmore, Blair Athol and Oban deliver breaking waves of waxy citrus, rich malt and tropical fruit flavours.