Maybe you’re the biggest royalist patriot in Britain today. Perhaps you ‘conduct’ Land of Hope and Glory in your living room with a pencil when it comes on during the Proms (come on, we’ve all done it).
Or possibly you just love sitting in front of the TV, hearing a Dimbleby intone, and drinking in what it is to be British. Now you can do that literally, if you’ve £100k to spare.
This is the Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons – a specially crafted blend of rare malt and grain Scotch whiskies that were distilled in and have been maturing since 1952, the year Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne and became our Queen. Gawd bless ’er.
There’s no surprise that you won’t be able to pick this up at the end of the aisle in Tesco: only 60 will be produced. It will be housed in an oak chest incorporating wood from the royal Sandringham Estate to echo the whisky marrying casks and Caledonian pine from The Queen’s Balmoral Estate.
You’re hardly likely to chug it down in one, but on the Jubilee weekend why not break open the seal of the diamond-shaped Baccarat crystal decanter, pour a glass, and toast the Queen. It’s what she would want.
John Walker & Sons has pledged its profits from the sale of these 60 editions to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), with a guaranteed donation of at least £1m to the charity. So, now you should at least be able to drink it with a clear conscience.
For more information, go to diageo.com