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JANUARY WHISKY COMPETITION 

Win this legendary £900 whisky for just 50p!

 

Win this fabulous Johnnie Walker Blue, Ghost and Rare - Brora and Rare 70cl 

worth £900* for just 50p!

Open to all countries (local laws on alcohol consumption and ownership apply)

*Based on current average retail price for 70cl bottle (if available!)

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Brora is a rich, velvety smooth blend of eight treasured Scotch Whiskies including three "ghost" whiskies from the silent distilleries of Cambus, Pittyvaich and the Highland Single Malt, Brora, which lies at the heart of this special release bringing a deliciously light peatiness and sophisticated subtle sweetness.

Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Dr. Jim Beveridge, has long been fascinated by how whiskies from a small number of iconic distilleries that closed many years ago can bring the extraordinary richness for which Johnnie Walker Blue Label luxury Scotch is known.

In crafting Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Brora, the first release in the Ghost and Rare series, Jim blended the three ghost whiskies with five rare expressions of malt and grains from the existing distilleries of Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie and Cameronbridge.

The result is a wonderfully smooth Scotch, with the fruity sweetness of pineapple, rich notes of hazelnut and dark chocolate and a subtle smoky finish.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare - Brora and Rare Tasting Notes

Nose: Gentle, complex and almost understated. Softly fruity, with a waxy maturity, yet subtle, layered and enigmatic, it seems to flit between the fruit, a kind of silky creaminess, some smoke – even a mineral note – soft citrus, old cedar wood, dried raspberry leaf and agave syrup.

Palate: Thick and mouth-clinging, it’s like drinking silk. There’s some jellied fruits then, just as they seem to be rising to take the upper hand, in come the marine notes. Subtle, layered and with finesse. A little water pushes things in the middle and back palate without losing any of the textural qualities. If anything, it amplifies them, making you realise that this is as much about feel as flavour. In the same way as the nose never quite reveals itself fully, you get the blandness of poached pear, heathery smoke, and then a sweet spot in the middle where fruits and syrups rest.

Finish: Long and – dare I say – haunting. Conclusion This is about movement and time, flashes like memories rising then receding as others take their place. You can only get this effect by blending. In fact, it is what blending is about, and this is a masterpiece of that art.

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For your chance to win our Johnnie Walker Blue Ghost and Rare - Brora and Rare Edition, simply answer this question below.

(Each correct entry will go into our winner's draw at the close of the competition)

Which of these whiskies is NOT a Single Malt?

 

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Competition Closes In

The winner of our Christmas competition for the Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix worth £700 was

Malcolm Gedalla from Edgware in London

Our two runners-up, both winning a bottle of Glenfiddich 18 year-old are:

Dennis Genin from Forest Hills in New York

Geoff Anderson from Dollar in Scotland

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