John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2014 is the first in this series of annual, limited releases that will showcase the height of craftsmanship and innovative spirit behind JOHN WALKER & SONS Blended Scotch Whiskies, the ultra deluxe range from Johnnie Walker. Only 8,888 individually numbered decanters of the 2014 EDITION, a unique smoky blend, will be released worldwide. Walker master blender Jim Beveridge has selected just 29 of his private reserve casks, tailor-made blends and experimental casks from detailed studies that have yielded outstanding whiskies, to create the 2014 EDITION. It is a rich and complex blend (ABV 46.8%), distinguished by its sophisticated expression of the smoky flavour characteristics from three celebrated whisky regions of Scotland – bold and peaty Islay smoke, fresh maritime Island smoke, and a sweet, subtle Highland smokiness. The 2014 EDITION is presented in a dark blue glass JOHN WALKER & SONS decanter to evoke the smoky characters that define this blend. The JOHN WALKER & SONS PRIVATE COLLECTION is a fascinating glimpse into the heart of the world’s leading Scotch Whisky house – its blending heritage, pioneering whisky-making studies, special reserves of whiskies of great quality and flavour, and the skill of the people who make its finest blends.