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Diageo rolls out John Walker & Sons Odyssey in Asia Pacific

DBR Staff Writer Published 27 August 2012

Diageo has rolled out a new blend John Walker & Sons Odyssey in the Asia Pacific region to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Sir Alexander’s innovation - a whiskey decanter.

The whiskey decanter is made with crystal-grade glass and when pushed, allows the bottle rotate to and fro with capability to rotate by 360 degrees.

Distilled by Diageo master blender Jim Beveridge using Sir Alexander Walker's notes, John Walker & Sons Odyssey is made using three malts and blended in European oak casks.

Beverdige told Drinks International that he searched number of distilleries in Scotland for the perfect three whiskies to blend for John Walker & Sons Odyssey.

"They needed to have the right provenance and pedigree to create the aromas, tastes, flavours and sensations that Sir Alexander was looking for when he created the original blend almost 80 years ago," Beveridge added.

Diageo Asia Pacific chief marketing officer James Thompson told the website they see John Walker & Sons Odyssey as the next step in its luxury journey and believe the integration of heritage and progress, provenance and innovation will make it one of the utmost interests among luxury connoisseurs in this region.