The newest range of single malts from Johnnie Walker explores the different Scotch-making regions of Scotland.
The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series, a retail exclusive, comprises four 12-year-old whiskies that celebrate the distinct flavor profiles of the four corners of Scotland. Each expression is made using only whiskies from a particular region, to capture the primary flavor characteristics of that area: the fruity flavors of Speyside, the rich characteristics of the Highlands, the sweet notes of the Lowland region and the smoky finish of Islay whiskies.
The whiskies in the series are:
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin is a light and fruity whisky with hints of cut green apples and orchard fruit, the company says. It is made exclusively from single malts from the Speyside region of Scotland, with whisky from the distilleries of Cardhu and Glendullan at its heart.
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Highlands Origin has a rich and dark fruitiness, the company reports, with red berry and stone fruit notes. It is crafted exclusively from single malts from the Highlands, with whisky from Clynelish and Teaninich at its core.
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin has a slight spice and is for people want to explore whiskies with a warming maritime smokiness, the company says. It is made exclusively from Islay single malts, including Lagavulin and Caol Ila.
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin has a sweet, creamy vanilla character and notes of toffee, according to the company. It is made from a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from the Lowlands, including Glenkinchie and Cameronbridge.
In order to help consumers navigate this category, the series packaging doubles as a accompanying guide to the whisky, and the region it comes from. Every limited-edition pack is adorned with a map of Scotland. The region that the whisky within originates from (Speyside, Highlands, Islay, or Lowlands) is highlighted, along with facts and trivia relating to that part of the country.
The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series is available globally from July in selected travel retail stores for a suggested retail price of $46 per 750-ml. bottle.