Johnnie Walker High Rye Blended Scotch Whisky

With a mash bill that features 60% rye, this blended Scotch features a number of Johnnie Walker's classic whiskies, blended with rye whiskies that were aged in American oak. Bottled at 90 proof, it's a flavorful, rich, and nuanced high-rye Scotch.
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Johnnie Walker, one of the most widely distributed brands of blended Scotch whisky in the world, originated in the Scottish burgh of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire. The story of the brand starts with John Walker, who started a profitable grocery business with the inheritance from his father. John Walker, himself a teetotaler, found his competitive edge in whiskies he blended himself, offering his customers a consistent product, unlike most other grocers, who usually sold a line of single malts that were never all that consistent. Whisky represented about eight percent of the sales when John’s son Alexander Walker took over the business after his father’s death in 1857, and when the company was passed on to the third generation, this share was already between 90 and 95 percent.

The legalization of the blending of grain and malt whiskies by the Spirits Act of 1860 marked the beginning of the modern blended Scotch whisky. Johnnie Walker's first commercial blend, called Old Highland Whisky, was launched in 1867. Alexander Walker also introduced the brand's signature square bottle and the distinctive slanted label. In 1893, the Walkers acquired the Cardhu distillery and kept expanding through the early 20th century by buying interests in a number of distilleries. This ensured the company a steady supply of whiskies for its blends. By 1909, John's grandsons George and Alexander II had expanded the line, and were selling three blended whiskies.

In 1909, the company rebranded its whiskies, introducing the famous striding man logo and renaming the blends after the colors of their labels. By 1920, Johnnie Walker could be bought in 120 countries. The company joined Distillers Company in 1925, and, after its acquisition by Guinness, and Guinness’s subsequent merger with Grand Metropolitan, the brand is now owned by Diageo.

With a unique mash bill of 60% rye, Johnnie Walker High Rye starts with Johnnie Walker's classic Scotch whiskies with their fruitiness, sweetness, and hints of smoke. They are then blended with rye whiskies that were aged in American oak. The final blend is bottled at 90 proof and features a rich and flavorful profile with vanilla, apple, toffee, and rye spice on the finish.

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Proof 90 (45% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Johnnie Walker
Size 750mL
The nose is sweet and fruity with orchard fruit, berries, wood spice, and creamy vanilla aromas. On the palate, you'll find green apple, toffee, and dried clove with a pleasant sweetness. The finish is dry with lingering rye spice.
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