Johnnie Walker has launched Master’s Ruby Reserve honoring Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge’s 40 years in the industry. Johnnie Walker Master’s Ruby Reserve is a blend of eight whiskies and have been personally selected by Jim.

Johnnie Walker Master’s Ruby Reserve, the new celebratory prestige release from Johnnie Walker.

All the whiskies used to create Johnnie Walker Master’s Ruby Reserve are at least forty years old and only 398 bottles are being released an extremely limited run of an incredibly rare liquid. Whiskies from the shuttered distilleries of Cambus, Carsebridge, Pittyvaich, and Port Ellen combine with whiskies from the active distilleries of Talisker, Royal Lochnagar, Glendullan, and Cragganmore to create a “full-bodied whisky with layers of rich fruit, dark chocolate, plums, cherries, and soft aromatic sea salt notes.”

“Every whisky that has gone into the creation of this new expression holds a special place in my heart,” says Beveridge. “I worked at each of these distilleries during various points of my career and the flavours and smells of those whiskies transport me back to very happy times throughout my career at Johnnie Walker.”

This exceptional whisky is presented in a beautiful, hand-crafted golden-red Baccarat crystal decanter. This color is a tribute to Beveridge’s ruby anniversary, and a hallmark of Baccarat’s pieces. Clear crystal is gradually fused with 24-carat gold powder at 540°C to achieve the golden red finish.

Johnnie Walker Global Brand Director, John Williams said: “Jim is a giant of our industry and we wanted to make sure we marked this milestone with a truly special whisky. It was a pleasure to ask Jim to craft a Scotch that paid tribute to those whiskies that have left an indelible mark on his career.”    

In addition to marking Beveridge’s ruby anniversary, in 2020 Johnnie Walker will celebrate 200 years with a number of new releases, and the opening of Johnnie Walker Princes Street — a visitor experience in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Johnnie Walker Master’s Ruby Reserve has an ABV of 43% and a RRSP of $19,700. Only 398 bottles are being released. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.