Johnnie Walker to mark Diamond Jubilee with ultra-luxury Scotch

on 10/06/11 at 7:14 am

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Johnnie Walker is to produce 60 decanters of limited-edition Scotch whisky, which will retail at £100,000 apiece, to commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign next year.

The “Diamond Jubilee Blended Scotch Whisky by John Walker & Sons” is a blend of whiskies distilled in 1952, partially aged in a cask made from oak trees grown at Sandringham.

The whisky will be sold in a 70cl lead crystal decanter, decorated with a silver collar featuring a half-carat diamond and an individually numbered seal.

Each decanter will be accompanied by a pair of hand-engraved crystal glasses and a personalised leather-bound artefact book, all housed in a bespoke cabinet made of wood from the Balmoral and Sandringham estates.

The first bottle will be presented to the Queen as a gift, while the others will be offered for private sale by invitation only.

They will be bottled on 6 February 2012, 60 years after the Queen acceded to the British throne.

Despite the price tag, brand owner Diageo said: “We don’t think we’ll have any trouble finding buyers.”

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