Full of rich, intense flavours, it is a whisky fit for kings. Blended harmoniously and carefully refined, the dark amber-hued whisky is sourced from the finest hand selected oak casks from the most exclusive reserve cellars of Johnnie Walker.
93 Points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019, 2018. "A fabulous journey, travelling first class, most of the way."
Johnnie Walker's Master Blender, Jim Beveridge comments, "We sought out only the very finest, beautifully balanced blends that have deep evocative flavours and a character to match. On the nose, there is a vast array of rich fruity flavours including apple, pear, fig and peach. Reflective of the beauty, rarity and exotic nature of the luxury goods that were exchanged on the royal trade route, it has an intense and complex flavour with notes of dried fruit and toffee, handsomely balanced with a subtle woody sweetness and a lingering wispy aromatic smoke. THE ROYAL ROUTE delivers far more depth of character, with richer, multiple layers on the palate."
This edition is inspired by the majestic history and the sights of the royal trading route, famed for bringing the luxuries of the world to the hands of Kings. The travelers' tales of the legendary journeys that took place on this road, the precious silks, Persian ornaments, diamonds and pearls that were traded along it, inspired Jim Beveridge to create what is the most opulent variant in the series.