While this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations might be a bit more toned down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t enjoy some top-of-the-line bottles with those we’re closest to, whether it be in-person or virtually. If you’re looking for a spirited gift to give to someone special or for a collector’s item of your own, a variety of spirits brands have released limited edition offerings that are perfect to mark the Year of the Metal Ox. Check out our list of Lunar / Chinese New Year 2021 limited-edition liquors that are sure to raise your spirits.
Johnnie Walker 2021 Blue Label Year Of The Ox
The Johnnie Walker 2021 Blue Label Chinese New Year Year Of The Ox design was created by award-winning Chinese artist Shirley Gong and looks forward to a year of good fortune and great achievements. In the illustrations, the ox is honored for its majesty as a symbol of prosperity and growth, poised high above mountain clouds representing longevity. The remarkable visuals are completed with celebratory lanterns and cherry blossom, signifying good fortune in the year to come.
John Walker & Sons King George V Lunar New Year Limited Edition
John Walker & Sons King George V is a rare combination of exquisite whiskies, originally crafted to celebrate the first Royal Warrant granted to Johnnie Walker to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household. Drawn from extremely rare casks, every bottle of John Walker & Sons King George V contains irreplaceable whiskies from the now silent distillery of Port Ellen. It is described as “an elegantly rich and creamy whisky that has precious rarity reflected in every drop.”
Hennessy XO Chinese New Year 2021 Limited Edition
Chinese contemporary artist Liu Wei created the beautiful red and gold design that’s found on the Hennessy XO Chinese New Year 2021 Limited Edition. Maison Hennessy granted Wei carte blanche to herald an auspicious period that carries the promise of hope, togetherness and bright horizons into his design for the special Lunar New Year editions of the Hennessy collection. The XO has flavors of candied fruit, cocoa, and a hint of spice.
Hennessy VSOP Chinese New Year 2021 Limited Edition
Wei also designed a special Hennessy VSOP 2021 New Year Limited Edition to celebrate the Year of the Ox. The design incorporates the colours red and purple. Featuring notes of vanilla, clove, and cinnamon on the nose and a smooth and balanced palate, the Hennessy VSOP 2021 New Year Limited Edition is a perfect bottle to crack open to welcome the Year of the Ox.
Royal Salute 21 Year Old Signature Blend Lunar New Year Limited Edition
Royal Salute has unveiled a limited edition of its 21 Year Old Signature Blend to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The special release of the Whisky comes in an artistically illustrated gift pack. The vibrant red, creative outer packaging tells an intricate story of the traditions of the spring festival, intertwining symbols of good health and prosperity to create the ultimate gift to share with loved ones to welcome the Year of the Ox.
Glenfiddich 2021 Lunar New Year Limited Edition
Glenfiddich launched a 2021 Lunar New Year Whisky bottle designed by Rion Wang. Part of a three-edition series, the new offering tells the story of The Great Homecoming and features a bottle of Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Reserva Rum Cask Finish Whisky. The Speyside distillery and Shenzhen-based artist also collaborated on the first edition of the series, which was released in December of 2019.