Johnnie Walker has unveiled a new limited-edition whisky, Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Finish. The blended Scotch was originally released in Taiwan and is now available in more than 35 countries.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Finish was aged for 12 years prior to being finished in barrels seasoned with Sherry from Jerez. The whisky combines the flavors of Johnnie Walker Black Label with mellow sweetness of figs and plums delivered from the Sherry casks. It offers notes of sweetness “wrapped in smoke,” as well as hints of dark chocolate and coffee.
“This is a whisky inspired by the bold and dynamic layers of flavour that Johnnie Walker Black Label is famed for,” said Johnnie Walker master blender Emma Walker. “We have taken that unmistakable character and exceptional depth of flavour of Black Label and fired it with the mellow sweet smoothness of a Sherry finish so that the flavours dance with citrus; it is a taste collision of smooth and Sherry – and one that I’m extremely proud to add to the collection.”
“It’s so exciting to see this new whisky sitting proudly alongside our range of Scotch,” said Johnnie Walker global brand director Julie Bramham. “We believe this is a whisky that tells the next chapter of the Johnnie Walker story, stepping forward and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Scotch – as we have always done. It’s a whisky that builds on the iconic legacy of Johnnie Walker Black Label and propels us into the next 200 years.”
Bottled at 40% ABV whisky, the Black Label Sherry Finish is priced at £33.99 ($43 USD) per 700 ml bottle. For more information, head over to Johnnie Walker’s official website.
Last week, Johnnie Walker teamed up with Block Bar to offer seven bottles from its rare Masters of Flavour series as NFTs, plus digital artwork and a ‘unique’ experience, for $35,000 USD.
In November, the brand introduced its first High Rye profile whisky – Johnnie Walker High Rye Blended Scotch Whisky.