We’re quite familiar with the Johnnie Walker line of Blended Scotch Whiskies from Diageo, but this particular expression is quite different from others that we’ve had over the years. First off, it’s made with a healthy dose of Rye grain. And second off, this might be the first time that we’ve seen any information as to what goes in to a Johnnie Walker Blend.
Here’s what they have to say about it on their website:
A mastery of blending to create a bold, new offering. It tempts palates with a revolutionary taste profile that can only be born from the powerful blend of key Johnnie Walker Black Label tasting notes and rye whisky flavors. Johnnie Walker High Rye Blended Scotch Whisky features a unique mash bill of 60% rye aged in American oak barrels, and includes notable single malts from distilleries such as Cardhu, an important part of the Johnnie Walker Black Label flavor. The result is a balance of sweet vanilla notes and the spiciness of rye that become revealed through subtle wisps of warm smoke.
Several years ago, we reviewed a Johnnie Walker Blend that was finished in an American Oak cask that once aged American Rye whisky, but this is a horse of a decidedly different colour! To find out what we thought of it, click play on the following video:
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