Johnnie Walker Blue Label Releases ‘Year of the Rat’ Bottle

Celebrating the Chinese New Year, Johnnie Walker Blue Label has unveiled its limited-edition ‘Year of the Rat’ bottle.

The brand puts out a special bottle every year to mark the occasion.

The current design, by artist Shirley Gong, depicts the “wit, entrepreneurship and adaptability of this intelligent creature and heralds the opportunity and good fortune the Rat’s arrival signifies,” the company says.

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label is a blend of single malt and grain whiskies from various Scotland distilleries, including Caol Isla, Benrinnes, Cardhu, Clynelish and the ‘ghost’ distillery Port Dundas. The Scotch matures in sherry casks.

On the palate is dried fruits and citrus smoke, the company says, followed by notes of honey, sweet spice and vanilla, before a smoky finish with chocolate.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Rat is available nationwide at retailers for a suggested price of $249.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

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