Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish
Think fine dining and then forget it. It won’t cut it with what we’re about to get into. What Johnnie Walker serves up in their new blend of experimental whisky, their ‘Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish’ is fine dining, past your expectations, around the corner of your Monday afternoon daydreams and beyond the mount of what Harvey Spector would consider ‘a treat’.
Here’s the thing, when it comes to fine whisky, everybody who’s anybody knows that there’s an incredible amount of measuring, distilling, sampling, experimenting, analysing and other cerebrally charged activities going on. It’s not something you would trust to old Joe two houses down from you.
The man at the helm of Johnnie Walker, a Mr. Jim Beveridge, has been doing the ‘slaying at the whisky making thing’ for over forty years. Yup, he has been at the forefront of whisky creation for longer than Facebook, twitter and probably your entire life, have been around. He has got this – In. The. Bottle. And what he’s come up with this time is no short of nectar nirvana.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish is the product of hundreds of experiments into flavour, adjustments to atmospheric conditions, variations in wood and grain used, cask alterations, new distillation process and other such intricacies that the masters know from the tingle in their palette and other such magic.
What is proffered forth can only be described as reaching the ‘Scottish Otherworld’, the Red Rye we are gifted has subtleties and punches galore, settling with an elegant tart after-kick. Specifically targeting and electrifying the taste palette near the back of the mouth, drinking a blended concoction of Red Rye is a dynamic and broad experience.
For this, their first release, Johnnie Walker and team wished to concentrate on what occurs when the acute sweet flavours found within bourbon and rye whiskies, are united into the depth and intricacy of meticulously crafted Scotch. And we of the populace are most in their debt.
The Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish with lemon and grenadine to create the New Yorker is nothing short of metropolitan bliss. Crisp, fresh and rejuvenating, the flavours dance upon the palette in smooth synergy, alighting multiple flavour notes in succession.
The Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish is acute sweetness, stratified fresh fruit and a touch of spice, to make the whole experience a most satisfying one.