Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Finish
Diageo has launched Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Finish – a limited edition global release for its Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand.
The new “silky-smooth” Scotch has been made using whiskies that have spent at least 12 years in casks seasoned with sherry from Jerez and following its recent launch in Taiwan will now roll out globally across over 35 different markets.
Johnnie Walker master blender, Emma Walker, said: “This is a whisky inspired by the bold and dynamic layers of flavour that Johnnie Walker Black Label is famed for. We have taken that unmistakable character and exceptional depth of flavour of Black Label and fired it with the mellow sweet smoothness of a sherry finish so that the flavours dance with citrus; it is a taste collision of smooth and sherry – and one that I’m extremely proud to add to the collection.”
Johnnie Walker global brand director, Julie Bramham, added: “It’s so exciting to see this new whisky sitting proudly alongside our range of Scotch. We believe this is a whisky that tells the next chapter of the Johnnie Walker story, stepping forward and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Scotch – as we have always done. It’s a whisky that builds on the iconic legacy of Johnnie Walker Black Label and propels us into the next 200 years.”
According to Diageo, the perfect serve for Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Finish is for it to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks and paired with dark fruits, nuts and chocolate after a meal.
Additionally, a highball serve is suggested by the drinks giant, with Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Finish being ideally poured into a tall glass filled with ice and topped-up with a blackcurrant mixer and garnished with a sprig of mint or a slice of citrus.