05 April 2017
It's the end of the week, you've worked hard and you deserve to relax. And what better way to kick back than with a glass of the best - the best of the Johnnie Walker private collection, to be more specific. That's right, one of the world's most famous distillers has released yet another illustrious blend - the 2017 edition Mastery of Oak, and the fourth bottling in this exclusive range from John Walker & Sons.
It takes two to make a thing go right, as the song goes, and with the skills of Johnnie Walker master blender Jim Beveridge, alongside those of fellow blender Aimée Gibson, this Johnnie Walker exclusive has gone exceptionally right, with only the finest casks of malt and grain whiskeys chosen to create three vattings, each one representative of the different characteristics of oak.
With the first vatting a mixture of malt and grain whiskies in active American oak, the second a mixture of Highland and Speyside refill casks, and the third a mixture of experimental malt and grain whiskeys aged in American oak, each individual vatting has contributed a unique flavour to the final result, making the Mastery of Oak one of Johnnie Walker's finest yet.
While the whisky itself is the star of the show, it looks just as sublime as it tastes, presented in a glass decanter illustrated to represent an oak cask. Serve it neat, or add a few tiny drops of iced water, sit back and relax. This is the life you were born for - one of exclusivity, sophistication and the finer things. One ticket from Giant Lottos, one lucky number combination, one multi-million jackpot, and this is exactly the life you could be leading from now on. You, Johnnie Walker, and endless luxury. Extravagance never tasted so good.