Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare 2nd Edition / Port Ellen
A limited release of Johnnie Walker's most premium brand. The Ghost and Rare blends will focus on Scotland's lost and sorely missed distilleries, with this second release built around malt from the legendary Port Ellen. Other "Ghosts" rearing their welcome heads from the annals of whisky history is grain from lost Carsebridge and Caledonian.
Given that Brora shut its doors in 1983, we're talking about whisky that was distilled at least 35 years ago!
Speaking of the Ghost and Rare series, master blender Jim Beveridge had the following to say:
“Whiskies from these ghost distilleries are becoming increasingly rare. From our library of irreplaceable casks that we keep exclusively for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, I've chosen a few uniquely full-bodied expressions of these precious malts and grains to let people explore, in a new way, the extraordinary richness found in our pinnacle whisky.”