Johnnie Walker unveils Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask BlendBy Natalie Wang
Diageo has expanded Johnnie Walker’s Blenders’ Batch range with the launch of an expression aged in a wine cask, billed as a whisky suited for “all tastes”.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend is the fourth expression in the range, following Red Rye Finish, Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish and Triple Grain American Oak.
Aged in a wine cask, the whisky is described to be “an exceptionally fruity Scotch” and is said to have “lively fresh berry and sweet toffee flavours”, according to the company.
Aimée Gibson, who led the development of the new expression, said: “With the Wine Cask Blend, we wanted to make a blend that can be enjoyed by all tastes, and especially by those people who might previously have thought that whisky isn’t for them.”
David White, director & general manager of Moët Hennessy Diageo, Singapore, added: “At Diageo, we are committed to breakthrough innovation and experiments that push the boundaries in flavour – just as Johnnie Walker Black Label did more than a century ago. Over time that experimental blend has gone on to become a true icon of Scotch all around the world.”
The new offering is recommended served in cocktails such as a Ginger Spritz or Sangria.
“Cold Storage is thrilled to be carrying the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend in Singapore. We see the Wine Cask Blend as the perfect way to bring new flavours and expressions to our customers, both novice and connoisseurs alike,” said Simon Cant, director for Beer, Wine & Spirits at Dairy Farm Singapore.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend is available at supermarket chain Cold Storage in Singapore with an RRP of US$69.00.