A Blended Scotch whisky, J&B's story dates back to 1749 when a young Italian by the name of GiacomoJusterini fell madly in love with an opera singer, MargheritaBellino and followed her to London. Although the love affair came to nothing he made use of a number of recipes he brought with him, created by his uncle, a distiller.
The number four Blended Scotch Whisky in the world, J&B has an unconventional heritage, involving love, opera and both English and Italian influences which may explain its international success. A mix of over 40 whiskies carefully blended together produce a smooth and complex flavour. Its unique taste and distinctive character, and the world's 'party whisky', are its predominant brand characteristics.
Each time you sip J&B RARE, 42 different whiskies pass your lips. They are carefully blended together to create a subtle, smooth and complex flavour. The delicate balance is what gives J&B RARE its distinctive character. If we took even one whisky away you would taste the difference.
The heart of J&B RARE is formed by Speyside Malt Whiskies. They provide the fruity, fresh quality you can taste, and give J&B its light colour. Speyside is recognised as the superior area in Scotland for making malt.
Added to that are some of the finest grain whiskies Scotland has to offer. They help reveal the individual flavours of the various malts, unveiling the pleasant, smooth character of J&B.
In 1760, Johnson and Justerini win the first of their nine Royal Warrants as suppliers of fine wines and spirits to the Royal Household from King George III and in 1958 became a regular in Las Vegas, being enjoyed on stage by many of the stars of the time.