Of Craftsmanship, Heritage and Culture
Apart from the fact that all of the whiskies have been aged for at least 21 years, this luxurious blend was created to celebrate and honour Sir Alexander Walker’s knighthood back in 1920s. Sir Alexander Walker is the grandson of John Walker and he was knighted by King George V for his exceptional services to the British Empire.
The bottle design of John Walker and Sons XR21 reflects the style of whisky decanters from the 1920s, a time-period known as ‘Art Deco’ and its sophistication and lavishness. Its heavy base glass design provided a rather exquisite feel to the whiskey’s overall appeal, especially under the evening’s dim lighting.
Towards the end, I could pick up on the slight oak and dryness with a swirl of caramel taste. There was also a slight bitterness that reached the roof of my mouth as the night drew on, but it was nevertheless, as smooth as they come, due to its exceptionally well-blended layers. It is definitely a blend of flavours I will remember for a long time, especially with Khoo Khongsi, Penang standing magnificently in the background.