Johnnie Walker, has announced the Australian release of Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition.
Crafted by Blender Chris Clark, part of the blend in this limited edition bottling is matured in former Sherry casks, giving the whisky a richer fruitiness. The expression also uses malts including Blair Athol, Cardhu and Strathmill resulting in a taste of complex fresh fruit with orchard character, sweet vanilla and gentle smoke.
Johnnie Walker Black Label is created using only whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years from the four corners of Scotland and has an unmistakably smooth, deep, complex character.
Simon McGoram, National Whisky Ambassador for Diageo says, “What I love about this limited edition whisky is how the blenders have dialled up the rich fruit characters of Johnnie Walker Black Label through sherry cask maturation.
“I’m constantly impressed by the talent of the Johnnie Walker blending team and with every dram of this whisky you can taste the influence of famous malts like Cardhu, Strathmill and Blair Athol. It’s a whisky that has an orchard fruit freshness, red fruits, figs and creamy vanilla all coming through on the palate. There’s just a subtle hint of Walker’s signature smoke on the finish. It’s a remarkable whisky and one that you can enjoy anytime.”
Jonathan Morgan, Head of International Brands at Diageo says: “Flavour led expressions within Scotch are gaining popularity with Australian consumers and recruiting new drinkers into the category. Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition is an accessible blend making it a great introduction to Scotch for new consumers, whilst also re-introducing drinkers back to the classic Black Label blend.”
The limited-edition Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition (ABV 40%) is available now from all good liquor stores nationally, retailing at $60 per 700ml bottle.