Diamond Jubilee blended Whisky by Johnnie Walker

By P. Joseph

Scottish whisky brand John Walker & Sons is to produce a limited edition whisky to honour Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Limited to 60 crystal decanters, the blended Scotch whisky will be offered, by invitation only, for private sale at £100,000 each, with all profits from the sale going to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association.

Jim Beveridge, Master Blender for John Walker & Sons said: "These are extraordinary grain and malt whiskies that have been maturing slowly since 1952.

“It's a huge privilege to work with them using all our resources and experience to craft a John Walker & Sons blend that's fitting for this special anniversary.”

John Walker & Sons has teamed up with specialist craftsmen and women, including fellow Royal Warrant Holders and QEST Scholars, to create exclusive, bespoke pieces to accompany the whisky.

The whiskies will be presented in a lead crystal decanter adorned with a Britannia silver collar that features a half carat diamond set by hand, and an individually numbered silver seal. This will be accompanied by a pair of hand-engraved lead crystal glasses and a leather bound, personalised, hand-embellished artefact book, all housed in a bespoke cabinet incorporating woods from The Queen's Sandringham and Balmoral estates.

David Gates, Royal Warrant grantee at John Walker & Sons said: "As a holder of the Royal Warrant, we felt compelled to mark this truly historic occasion with something truly exquisite.”

Sixty editions of 'Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons' will be bottled on 6th February 2012, exactly 60 years to the day since The Queen acceded to the Throne.

By P. Joseph