By appointment of Her Majesty the Queen, John Walker & Sons celebrates sixty years since the Queens accession to the throne with the bottling of the Diamond Jubilee. The Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons is a blend of rare grain and malt scotch whiskies which has been distilled and matured since 1952, the year the queen ascended the throne.
The Diamond Jubilee decanter is a stunning diamond shaped Baccarat crystal which stands on a crystal base with six legs marking each decade of the queen’s reign and is decorated with Britannia silver. Collars designed by Scottish silversmiths, Hamilton & Inches are set with a half carat diamond, the Royal Arms and the John Walker & Sons monogram with numbered seals.
Each edition of the Diamond Jubilee includes a striking pair of lead Cumbria crystal glasses engraved by Philip Lawson Johnston and a commemorative artifact book hand bound which will be personalized for each owner by Sally Mangum, Calligrapher By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.
All items will be contained in a chest made by the cabinet makers of N.E.J. Stevenson, incorporating oak from Sandringham to mirror the whisky marrying casks and Caledonian pine from The Queen’s Balmoral Estate.
The proceeds from the monumental treasure will be donated to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), with a guaranteed amount of at least £1million. Chairman of QEST, Richard Watling, states “The donation will enable us to significantly increase the number of scholarships we award, helping to secure the preservation of vital craft skills for generations to come. For this, QEST is extremely grateful.”