Johnnie Walker has launched the Origin Series, a
new collection of four, 12-year old blended Scotch whiskies, that
include single malts from some of the world's most famous
distilleries, celebrating each of the distinct flavour profiles of the four corners of Scotland.
Each Scotch in the collection is crafted
using only whiskies from a particular region to capture the primary flavour
characteristics of that area: the fruity flavours of Speyside, the rich
characteristics of the Highlands, the sweet notes of the Lowland
region and the smoky finish of Islay whiskies.
Three of these limited editions are blended
exclusively from some of Johnnie Walker's finest single malts, and a further
edition expertly brings together quality single malt and grain
whiskies to best represent the that region's flavour profile.
The whiskies in the series are:
Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin is a
light and fruity whisky with hints of cut green apples and orchard
fruit. It is made exclusively from single malts from the Speyside region of Scotland, with whisky from the distilleries of
Cardhu and Glendullan at its heart.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Highlands Origin has
a rich and dark fruitiness, with red berry and stone fruit notes.
It is crafted exclusively from single malts from the Highlands,
with whisky from Clynelish and Teaninich at its core.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin has a
slight spice and is for people who want to explore whiskies with a
warming maritime smokiness. It is made exclusively from
Islay single malts, including the world-famous Lagavulin and Caol Ila.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin has a
sweet, creamy vanilla character and notes of toffee. It is made
exclusively from a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from
the Lowlands including Glenkinchie and Cameronbridge.
The series packaging doubles as an accompanying guide to
the whisky, and the region it comes from. Every limited-edition
pack is adorned with a map of Scotland. The region that the whisky
within originates from (Speyside, Highlands, Islay, or Lowlands)
is highlighted, along with interesting facts and trivia relating
to that part of the country.
John Williams, Johnnie Walker Global Brand
Director said, "The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series has
been crafted to help people to discover and explore the distinct flavours profiles of the four corners of Scotland. At Johnnie
Walker, we have access to an unparalleled range of fantastic
single malts and this collection will be of particular interest to
anybody who wants a greater understanding of how our small team of
expert whisky-makers craft and balance those distinct flavour
profiles to make Johnnie Walker Black Label."
The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series is
available globally from this month in selected duty free shops with
an RRP of £35 / $46 USD / Ä40 EUR / $63 AUD / JPY 5000 for a 1 litre