At our home in Scotland, a team of 12 Johnnie Walker expert blenders 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 Espresso Roast; the result of an experiment led by blender Aimée Gibson,which involved distilling whiskies with barley roasted more heavily than ever before.
This experiment created a malt with incredibly rich, dark chocolate notes. This unusually intense flavour was then balanced with other whiskies matured in rejuvenated casks to add a light spiciness and first fill Bourbon casks ensured a subtle vanilla sweetness. The end result is Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Espresso Roast, a rich Scotch blend, with a deep warmth and confidently punchy notes of rich coffee and dark chocolate that works brilliantly served neat in an espresso cup.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast is available in selected countries from September 2017.
We gathered the world’s finest flavour experts together in Scotland to help us bring to life the exciting flavours in this new blend. James Hoffmann, an expert coffee roaster, and some of the world’s leading bartenders experimented with Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast to create their own perfect serves.
Coffee liqueur, sweet vermouth and lemon zest meets a deliciously rich and smooth whisky.
Here’s how to create the perfect serve.
40ml of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast
20ml of premium coffee liqueur
20ml of sweet vermouth
1 lemon zest
Stir all ingredients, including lemon zest, over cubed ice in a mixing glass.
Strain into a chilled coupette.
Garnish with elegant lemon zest and a single drop of truffle oil in the centre of the liquid.
Our expert blending team are on an endless quest to find bold new ways to enjoy Scotch. Discover their other creations.
Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend
Blended with whiskies matured in former wine casks for an incredible flavour. Discover an exceptionally fruity Scotch, full of lively fresh berries and sweet toffee flavours.
Blenders’ Batch Rum Cask Finish
A relaxed and easy-going Scotch finished in casks which previously held Caribbean pot still rum. Expect tingling layers of exotic fruits, sweetness and a little spice.