The era of the 1920’s was all about sophistication and lavish style. It was during this era that grandson of John Walker, Sir Alexander Walker was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George V in 1920. This was the inspiration behind the new design of the grand blended Scotch Whisky, John Walker & Sons XR 21-Year-Old, which features rich colors and daring forms.
First reason why you should drink John Walker and Sons XR 21: The unique blend is a celebration of Sir Alexander Walker’s knighthood. The legacy blend is said to be a commemoration of Walker’s outstanding leadership and service to his king and country. Honor Sir Alexander Walker the right way.
Second: The spectacular new design of the premium blended Scotch Whiskey John Walker and Sons XR 21 Year Old reflects the style of whisky decanters from the 1920s, a time period known as the Art Deco era. During this era, Walker served as the brand’s master blender. The elegant bottles are individually numbered, inscribed with a sculpted cross that echoes Sir Alexander Walker’s Knighthood, and encapsulated in a polished gold box.
Third: It’s rare. This blend contains whiskies that are aged for a minimum of 21 years and drawn from extremely rare Johnnie Walker reserves. This includes some whiskies from distilleries that no longer exist. “John Walker & Sons XR 21 Year Old is crafted using extra rare whiskies from aged oak casks. This rich and multi-layered blend is imbued with subtle vanilla and golden honey notes and has an incredibly smooth finish. It is best enjoyed neat in a tumbler, accompanied by chilled water.” said Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender.
Fourth: One word, exclusivity. The 1 litre bottle of John Walker & Sons XR 21 Year Old are available exclusively in travel retail outlets across the globe, nowhere else. The 750 ml version is available in travel retail and domestically.
Fifth: The price is right. The 1 litre bottle of John Walker & Sons XR 21 Year Old retails for $178 and the 750 ml version sells for $138. This is a steal for all the whiskey connoisseurs out there.