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New York’s skyline is a symbol of progress. This special-edition release of the celebrated Blue Label celebrates the Big Apple with a unique design. Inside, you’ll find the whisky that is renowned for its unparalleled smoothness.
|Proof||80 (40% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Johnnie Walker|
The nose is fruity and sweet with raisins and hints of smoke, oak, spice, and vanilla. The supple and balanced palate has notes of vanilla, honey, caramel, hazelnuts, a touch of orange zest, and dark chocolate. The finish is smoky, floral, warming, and extra long.
Johnnie Walker, one of the most widely distributed brands of blended Scotch whisky in the world, originated in the Scottish burgh of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire. The story of the brand starts with John Walker, who started a profitable grocery business with the inheritance from his father. John Walker, himself a teetotaler, found his competitive edge in whiskies he blended himself, offering his customers a consistent product, unlike most other grocers, who usually sold a line of single malts that were never all that consistent. Whisky represented about eight percent of the sales when John’s son Alexander Walker took over the business after his father’s death in 1857, and when the company was passed on to the third generation, this share was already between 90 and 95 percent.
The legalization of the blending of grain and malt whiskies by the Spirits Act of 1860 marked the beginning of the modern blended Scotch whisky. Johnnie Walker’s first commercial blend, called Old Highland Whisky, was launched in 1867. Alexander Walker also introduced the brand’s signature square bottle and the distinctive slanted label. In 1893, the Walkers acquired the Cardhu distillery and kept expanding through the early 20th century by buying interests in a number of distilleries. This ensured the company a steady supply of whiskies for its blends. By 1909, John’s grandsons George and Alexander II had expanded the line, and were selling three blended whiskies.
In 1909, the company rebranded its whiskies, introducing the famous striding man logo and renaming the blends after the colors of their labels. By 1920, Johnnie Walker could be bought in 120 countries. The company joined Distillers Company in 1925, and, after its acquisition by Guinness, and Guinness’s subsequent merger with Grand Metropolitan, the brand is now owned by Diageo.
The Blue Label is something of an institution. Only 1 in 10,000 casks from the company’s reserves of over 10 million maturing whiskies have what it takes to be blended into this masterpiece, including some extra-precious casks from long-closed “ghost” distilleries. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky represents the epitome of blending and the pinnacle of the House of Walker whisky. The special releases of this whisky are highly collectible and sought-after with various different designs. This one takes its inspiration from New York City with a design that depicts the iconic Big Apple skyline. A celebration of progress, this limited-edition Blue Label whisky makes a great gift beside being immensely collectible.
Grab a bottle of the Blue Label with this limited-edition design today!