There’s no right or wrong way to drink whisky during this festive season. As long as you enjoy it, that’s all that matters! But there are some ways you can appreciate it even more. Experiment with different glasses and serving temperatures. Add a little water or a mixer. Drink it in a cocktail. Only you know how to drink whisky in the right way for you. Here are a few things to consider.

A guide to whisky tasting
Neat serves of Johnnie Walker whisky in two tumbler glasses
1. Choose your glass01/04
For neat whisky, make it a tumbler (a short glass with a heavy bottom). For long whisky drinks, use a highball glass that’s tall, slim and straight-sided.
Woman inhaling the scent of whisky from a traditional whisky tasting glass
2. Inhale the scent02/04
A huge part of the flavour of food and drink comes from the way it smells – and whisky is no exception. Take a moment to enjoy the aroma.
Two tumbler glasses of Johnnie Walker Black Label
3. Savour the taste03/04
Take a sip and allow the whisky to roll over your tongue, before letting it slip smoothly down.
The golden shades of copper and amber of whisky melting amongst ice in a glass
4. Take your time04/04
See what flavours you recognise – some will be unique, or come across stronger, to you. Try discussing what you can taste with friends.
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Discover our festive whisky cocktail

Discover how Johnnie Walker comes to life in a new and exciting way though our special whisky cocktail recipes. Explore the different Johnnie Walker whiskies like Black Label and Gold Label to bring unique flavours into your cocktail with a Johnnie Walker twist. However you like your cocktail, whatever the occasion, there’s a Johnnie Walker Label for you. Cheers.

Smoky Hot Buttered
Smoky Hot Buttered
A silky smooth whisky cocktail with a bold Johnnie Walker edge. This seasonal serve, using either Johnnie Walker Black Label or Johnnie Walker Gold Label, made with sumptuous buttered chai to sweeten those cold winter evenings, the perfect accompaniment beside a crackling fire.

How to make a Smoky Hot Buttered


    350ml Johnnie Walker

    10 tsp Butter

    1ltr Hot Chai

    10 tsp Jaggery (Or Brown Sugar)


    Heat the butter, chai and jaggery in a pan.

    Blend together with a stick blender.

    Add Johnnie Walker and blend again.

    Remove from the heat.

    Allow to cool slightly and pour into glasses.


    Add a cinnamon stick.


The best way to experience the rolling waves of flavour of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is to taste it in its purest form; with a glass of ice- cold water to prepare the palate. Alternate sips of each brings out the depth of flavour including layers of fruit, spice and finishing with a smooth smokiness.

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