Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve is a whiskey offering that's challenging many connoisseurs' preconceived notions of Scotch whiskey categories. Though the liquor is a blend, its spate of awards and honors puts it on par with many highly regarded single malts.
According to its website, Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve is "the Celebration Blend, a personal creation of Master Blender Jim Beveridge." The name for the bottle isn't merely to signify its prestige. Part of the blend includes Clynelish Single Malt, which is created in a distillery fed with water from hills where gold was once discovered.
Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve has won many major awards, including four Le Mode Selection Grand Golds, four Double Golds at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and two Masters at the Scotch Whisky Masters 2016.
Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve is Reviving the Prestige of Blended Spirits
References: johnniewalker & thespiritsbusiness