At our home in Scotland, a team of 12 Johnnie Walker flavour experts are conducting over 100 experiments that push the boundaries of taste and flavour. It’s experiments like these that helped create the icon that is Johnnie Walker Black Label more than a century ago.
Overseen by Jim Beveridge, our Master Blender, this small team continue to explore new flavour combinations and techniques that will excite new and seasoned whisky lovers alike.
Introducing Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend; the perfect example of our journey into flavour discovery.
It began with an experiment set in motion by Jim Beveridge over ten years ago which involved maturing our whisky in casks that had previously held wine. Many were tried and tested, but it was the former wine casks where blender Aimée Gibson uncovered a palette of incredible new flavours through some experiments of her own. These all eventually became part of the final blend. The result is an exceptionally fruity Scotch, full of lively fresh berry and sweet toffee flavours.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend is launching in select markets from September 2017.