Whisky Tasting – An Extra Special Johnnie Walker

You can buy Johnnie Walker here: Johnnie Walker at our Whisky Shop

While Nicola is on Islay hopefully enjoying many a great dram, so Jim is left to taste a recent arrival at Whisky Boys HQ.

Johnnie Walker is a world renown and iconic Blended Scotch Whisky and was first blended in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire in 1820 by the Kilmarnock born Alexander Walker and is now owned by Diageo.

Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender Jim Beveridge has this to say about his latest creation , “This limited edition is a chance to enjoy the remarkable experience of Johnnie Walker Blue Label in a new way.  Only one in ten thousand of our casks have sufficient character for Johnnie Walker Blue Label and in creating this special edition we really wanted to showcase the incredible flavours that come from the casks themselves.  The flavours drawn from these carefully selected casks have intensified to produce a robust and powerfully-flavoured Blended Scotch Whisky that has rich woody notes, deep smoke, traces of spice, and a long, lingering oak finish.”

Johnnie Walker – Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky, “The Casks Edition” 55.8% Alc/vol 1 Litre Bottle

 

Colour…Apricot gold

 

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Fruit tea loaf,vanilla, hints of Indian spices, toffee and a light whiff of mild smoke.
Taste…This fine dram needs a feather full of water to calm it own just a little, powdered white pepper, a nice sherry note, more vanilla and loads of oak.
Finish…Long and warming, a little dryness, loving the cask strength heat.

Score…4 Corks

This extra special Johnnie Walker is only available at Travel Retail and is priced at $300.00 US.  This is a superb cask strength dram and next trip abroad The Whisky Boys will be sure to pick up a bottle.

The Whisky Boys must congratulate Master Blender Jim Beveridge and his crew for producing a fantastic blend and is now on our shortlist for blend of the year 2012 and so far it is the front runner, it is that good.

This new Label joins:-

Red Label – Blend 40% Alc/vol.
Black Label – A De-Luxe Blend 40% Alc/vol Aged a minimum of 12 Years.
Double Black Label – A Blend with added peated malts.
Green Label – A Vatted Malt, using only four malts, aged at least 15 Years.
Platinum Label – 40% Alc/vol, aged 18 Years and for the Asian market.
Blue Label – 40 % Alc/vol, A premium blend, aged 25 Years, rich, peaty and malty.

A great collection, each an individual.

 

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