Exceptional pairings: A meeting of whiskies and watches
JOHN WALKER & SONS KING GEORGE V
This whisky features a rare combination of Scotch whiskies, notably several from the iconic ghost distillery Port Ellen. The original King George V whisky was crafted to celebrate the granting of the first Royal Warrant by King George V to John Walker & Sons in 1934, hence the name.
It is paired with the Cloche de Cartier, a reissued vintage timepiece that reflects the aristocratic and luxurious nature of the John Walker & Sons King George V.
The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, it is set on the shores of Loch Harport, which offers a constant sea breeze and exceptional views of the water. Thus, it is no surprise that Talisker embraces its rugged, windswept roots and makes whiskies of the same nature. The Talisker 25 Year Old begins with sweet notes that gradually settle into a salty and toasty aftertaste with hints of spice.
It is paired with the Omega Aqua Terra, an iconic maritime timepiece with a long history of seaworthiness. So perfect for the Talisker 25 Year Old.
Connoisseurs of whisky are always quick to point out this fact at dinners: the Mortlach liquid is distilled 2.81 times, a distinctive number that reflects the quality and precision of the distillery and its whiskies. Finished in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso-seasoned casks, this Mortlach is sweet and savoury at the same time.
It is paired with the Franck Muller Grand Central Tourbillon, an innovative timepiece that required the brand to rethink traditional watchmaking techniques, much like the Mortlach.