by Tina Olivero

    The Odyssey Experience

    Scotch whisky, often referred to as Scotch, as its name suggests, is made in Scotland. While Scotch whisky was originally made from malt barley, in the 18th century commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made with wheat and rye.

    Scotch Whisky Is Divided Into Five Distinct Categories:

    • Single malt
    • Single grain
    • Blended malt (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”)
    • Blended grain
    • Blended Scotch whisky

    Scotch whisky is revered and judged by its age, flavour, and blends. All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. The value of whisky is determined by the age, rarity, and the different types of blends.

    One of the most renowned brands of Scotch, Johnnie Walker, prepares premium blended Scotch whiskies based on over 190 years of unbroken distilling and blending tradition. A combination of consumer insight and determination enabled three pioneering generations of Walkers to grow a small grocery store into an international Scotch whisky business, selling the globally recognized brand that today defines the Scotch whisky category: truly an entrepreneurial success story.

    Inspired by Sir Alexander Walker’s passion for epic journeys around the world and crafted from three rare, hand-selected single malts, the House of Walker has newly launched the first triple malt Scotch whisky – John Walker & Sons Odyssey.

    John Walker & Sons Odyssey stands proudly amongst the rarest of Scotch whisky blends in the House of Walker portfolio, which includes The John Walker®, Johnnie Walker® XR 21, and King George V® Blended Scotch Whiskies. Developed by Master Blender Jim Beveridge, using Sir Alexander Walker’s handwritten notes, it is a unique blend that captures the spirit of luxury and continues the House of Walker’s passion for whisky excellence through supreme craftsmanship, quality, heritage, and innovation.

    The lavish blend successfully balances hints of fresh citrus, smooth honey, and creamy caramel flavors for a distinctive taste profile. It has been carefully blended and married in European oak casks to combine the flavors of the three rare malts and provide an expansive, multi-layered experience with exceptional smoothness. The blend is best enjoyed neat or with a dash of water, and always responsibly.

    An ultra-modern interpretation of Sir Alexander Walker’s legendary 1932 “nautical” decanter bottle created for Johnnie Walker® Swing® Blended Scotch Whisky, the crystal-grade glass decanter for John Walker & Sons Odyssey is a symbol of both the steadfastness and dynamic progression of the House of Walker. The bottle can rotate 360 degrees within the box and always rests in an upright position. It is inspired by a gyroscope, as the bottle always remains steady while the world revolves around it.

    Canada has received only 46 bottles of the Odyssey blend. British Columbia received 24 bottles, Alberta 20 bottles, and Nova Scotia two bottles. Suggested retail price is $2,000 for a 750 ml bottle.

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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