Johnnie Walker releases new limited edition in the Ghost and Rare series

Johnnie Walker releases new limited edition in the Ghost and Rare series

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich includes whisky from one of Scotland’s shortest-lived distilleries

News 01 Nov 2021

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This expression is the fourth release in the Ghost and Rare series of limited editions. It explores the distinct character of a rare whisky from one of Scotland’s most short-lived distilleries – the Speyside ‘ghost distillery’ of Pittyvaich, which ran from 1974 to 1993.

The Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare series blends rare ‘ghost’ whiskies with the Johnnie Walker reserves used to create Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

This blend includes ‘ghost’ whiskies from the distilleries of Port Dundas and Carsebridge as well. Also in the mix are Speysiders Mannochmore, Auchroisk, Cragganmore and Strathmill, and the Highland whisky of Royal Lochnagar.

“We have waited patiently for the perfect moment to showcase this rare gem of the whisky world”, said master blender Jim Beveridge.

“Pittyvaich may only have thrived for a short period, but the whisky laid down by this distillery is something unmistakable. Its distinct autumnal character has always intrigued us and fired our imagination to create something really special that would pay tribute to the whisky makers of this Speyside distillery,” he added.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich follows Glenury Royal (2019), Port Ellen (2018), and Brora (2017) in the same series.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich is bottled at an ABV of 43.8% (RRP £275). Each bottle in this special release is individually numbered.
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