Johnnie Walker launches three limited edition Blenders' Batch Whiskies


Diageo’s brand Johnnie Walker has introduced three new experimental whisky expressions from its Blenders' Batch range.

The whiskies are the result of experiments carried out by a small team of 12 blenders under the guidance of Johnnie Walker's master blender Jim Beveridge.

The scotch blends Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Rum Cask Finish, Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend, and Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast were unveiled at the Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year Final in Mexico City.

Beveridge said: "At Johnnie Walker, we know how to make exceptional Scotch. That was true when we first created Johnnie Walker Black Label over a hundred years ago and it is still true today. Our philosophy and our commitment to creating exceptional Scotch Whiskies is central to everything we do.

"Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Wine Cask Blend will be released in selected countries from September this year."

"Our blenders are given free rein to take inspiration from anything and everything around them when making whisky: experiences they've had, personal passions, sounds, and flavours.

“Their passion drives them to challenge the whisky-making status quo and to tap into other flavour cultures to create the best possible flavour combinations for all of our blends, every day."

The development of Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Wine Cask Blend was spearheaded by blender Aimée Gibson.

Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Wine Cask Blend will be released in selected countries from September this year with a recommended retail price (RRP) from $29.99. The Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Rum Cask Finish and Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Espresso Roast will be retailed globally from October this year.


Image: Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge and Aimée Gibson. Photo: courtesy of Johnnie Walker/CNW Group.