John Walker & Sons Odyssey Blended Scotch Whisky has completed its voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and is now available as part of the John Walker & Sons portfolio of Scotch whisky in the United States. Inspired by Sir Alexander Walker’s passion for epic journeys, John Walker & Sons Odyssey is crafted from three rare, handpicked single malts to create the first triple malt Scotch whisky from the House of Walker.
John Walker & Sons Odyssey uses the following whiskies: The John Walker, Johnnie Walker XR 21 and King George V Blended Scotch Whiskies. Developed by Master Blender Jim Beveridge using Sir Alexander Walker’s hand-written notes, it is a unique blend that captures the House of Walker’s passion for whisky excellence through supreme craftsmanship, quality, heritage and innovation.
The blend, which had previously only been available in select Asian and global markets, balances hints of fresh citrus, smooth honey and creamy caramel flavours for a distinctive taste profile. It has been carefully blended and married in European oak casks to combine the flavours of the three rare malts and provide an expansive, multi-layered experience with exceptional smoothness.
THe House of Walker recommends that the blend be enjoyed neat or with a dash of water.
“I searched a number of distilleries in Scotland for the perfect three whiskies to blend for John Walker & Sons Odyssey,” said Master Blender Jim Beveridge. “The extraordinary single malts I’ve chosen have the right provenance and pedigree to create the aromas, tastes, flavours and sensations that Sir Alexander was looking for when he created the original blend almost 80 years ago.”
An ultra-modern interpretation of Sir Alexander Walker’s legendary 1932 ‘nautical’ decanter bottle created for Johnnie Walker Swing Blended Scotch Whisky, the crystal-grade glass decanter for John Walker & Sons Odyssey is a symbol of both the steadfastness and dynamic progression of the House of Walker. The bottle can rotate 360 degrees within the box and always rests in an upright position. It’s inspired by a gyroscope, as the bottle always remains steady while the world revolves around it.
“John Walker & Sons Odyssey is the perfect choice for truly progressive individuals celebrating life’s great journeys and most importantly, the potential of their next step,” said Brian Radics, Director of Scotch Whisky, Diageo. “This introduction pays tribute to Sir Alexander Walker while embodying the brand’s commitment to keep walking along its path of innovation and evolution. As with all of our blends, we encourage consumers to enjoy this unique triple malt responsibly.”
John Walker & Sons Odyssey is now available with a suggested retail price of £900 (750ml).