Johnnie Walker takes the whisky scene by storm with the novel flavours of its Blender’s Batch.
When the world’s number one-selling Scotch house releases a new range of blends, no matter how experimental it is, you pay attention for its quality is a given. The limited edition Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch is a fresh series of experimental whiskies crafted by Master Blender Dr. Jim Beveridge – who boast over 40 years of experience in whisky brewing – and his team of experts.
The first creative whisky being released under the new series is the Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, a combination that was seeded by Beveridge’s time spent blending bourbon and rye in Kentucky in the 90’s.
Perfectly suited for the younger generation of whisky drinkers who are always on the hunt for the next new thing, the new release embodies the intensely sweet flavours of bourbon and rye whiskies in a carefully crafted Scotch whisky, resulting in a rich texture with honeyed sweetness. Executing such a feat is not easy, however. Flavours are drawn from over 200 whisky samples, aged in first-fill bourbon casks and finished for up to six months in former rye casks; and are sourced from just five distilleries including Dufftown and the now closed Port Dundas.
Embracing the spirit of the Blender’s Batch, Johnnie Walker showcased its latest innovation at The Vault, where guests were given the opportunity to play mixologists for the night by experimenting with a wide range of flavours prepared for them at the bar, including eggs, ginger, vanilla and various fruits. Highlight of the night, if you ask me, had to be the Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Food Truck, where sticks upon sticks of bite-sized goodness awaited revellers on their way out.
Now, for a limited time, consumers can enjoy a variety of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask and Rye Finish cocktails at select outlets nationwide including Mish Mash, The Vault, Forking Cork, Urban & Co, Culture Club, Mulligan’s Signature, Pawn Room, The Attic, Berlin, Chaze, Suzie Wong, Locker & Loft and O’Sesame.