Johnnie Walker, known for its range of specially distilled whiskies, has launched a new limited edition whiskey aimed at travellers for the new year – Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Sherry Cask Finish.
The Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch portfolio is a series of whiskies crafted with the freedom to create blends which deliver distinctive flavours and amazing serves. The range of limited edition whiskies have indeed challenged the existing whiskey making traditions.
Inspiration for the new whiskey stems from the Johnnie Walker Black Label. The team of 12 expert whiskey makers at Johnnie Walker created the deliciously rich and sweet Johnnie Walker Blenders Batch Sherry Cask Finish with fruity notes. It is aged for 12 years in a sherry cask for a maturation that defines its taste on the palate.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Sherry Cask Finish is made with whiskies from Blair Athol, Cardhu and Strathmill distilleries. The dark Scotch whisky has a smooth mouth-feel with notes of sweet vanilla, smoke, raisins and a warming finish of dark chocolate.
“Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch whiskies are the result of bold experiments that push the boundaries in flavour, ” Aimee Gibson, Johnnie Walker expert whisky maker said.
“Taking inspiration from the element of sherry cask maturation in Johnnie Walker Black Label, I was intrigued by the rich and fruity taste it added to the blend. It inspired me to experiment with the sherry cask finish to awaken more of these fruity notes and to add a unique flavour dynamic.”
She further added that:
“The outcome has been extraordinary; Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Sherry Cask Finish is a fantastically sweet and rich whisky. It’s the perfect introduction for those who are new to Scotch Whisky, but will also excite seasoned whisky lovers.”
Dayalan Nayager, Managing Director of Diageo Global Travel, also commented on the travel retail exclusivity.
“This is a special launch for Diageo Global Travel because it’s exclusive to our shoppers. It is the first travel retail exclusive from the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch series and will make the perfect purchase for travellers who want to gift something truly special in the New Year.
“Travelers are looking for brands that have discovery, authenticity, craftsmanship and real human stories behind them, and there is none better than Johnnie Walker. We are thrilled to offer shoppers a glimpse into the world of flavour exploration from the world’s biggest Scotch Whisky brand and add another innovation to our range.”
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Sherry Cask Finish is perfect for cocktails, much like its cousin, the Johnnie Walker Black Label. It is best enjoyed mixed with ginger ale and garnished with a fresh orange segment to create a delicious home-made cocktail.
The new whisky is already available for travelers in selected duty free stores worldwide. It retails at GBP26.50 / N12,500 for a 1 litre bottle.