Distillery: Justerini & Brooks Distillery. Dumbarton UK
Age: No Age Statement
Nose: There are hints of fruit and dry wood, a citrus character and a little barley.
Palate: There are notes of berry fruits, hints of cut fruit salad and caramel.
Color: Pale Lemon
Notes: J&B Rare is the second best selling blended whisky in the world. It lies behind the Johnnie Walker Red Label by some distance but still accounts for around 6% of all worldwide whisky sales. It is a complex blend of 42 different whiskies, primarily single malts from the Speyside region of Scotland and premium grain whiskies. The whiskies are of differing ages and the Rare blend was created in the 1930s for the American market that was craving top quality whisky following years of Prohibition. The USA remains one of the top markets for J&B Rare and its is also popular in south east Asia and southern Europe - especially Spain (which is the top market in the world), France and Portugal.