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Johnnie Walker King George V | Kevin Rye.net - Whisky

Kevin Rye

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Johnnie Walker King George V

I thought I was a lucky duck when my wife treated me to a $369 bottle of Highland Park’s Odin for my 40th birthday. Who would have thought that a mere 6 months later, she’d be treating me to a $500 bottle of Johnnie Walker King George V?

This is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime bottling. I doubt I’ll be seeing another one of these again.

From the website:

In 1820, John Walker started out in business with a single small shop, but he always had big ambitions. Just over a century later, John Walker & Sons was awarded a Royal Warrant by King George V.
By then, Johnnie Walker was already well on its way to becoming the world’s most popular Scotch Whisky. Becoming a supplier to the Royal Household was an important step on that journey.
John Walker & Sons King George V commemorates the granting of the Royal Warrant on 1 January 1934.
It is created using only the finest whiskies from distilleries that were operating during George’s twenty-five-year reign (1910 – 1936), some of which, like the famed Port Ellen, no longer exist. They are blended together to reflect the distinctive Johnnie Walker style of the era.


It’s pretty exclusive stuff.

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The presentation is something to behold.

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I don’t dare open the Certificate of Authenticity. It looks too nice to break the seal.

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This is a very high quality decanter. It’s solid. It weights a ton and you really feel like you got your money’s worth. The cap too is solid and heavy.

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So how is it? It’s amazing. Better than the Blue? Of course. However, dare I say….it’s not $500 good. I admit, you’re paying for the exclusiveness of the bottling. I was very impressed with that first sip, but it’s not like I died and went to Heaven. I was expecting a little more from it to be honest. Overall, I’m happy to have the bragging rights, for this is a very rare treat indeed.