Thanks to Johnnie Walker, earlier this week I hosted an evening of good friends, good food and great scotch. It was the perfect addition to my Monday night dinner party. Held in the comfort of my own home, I gathered a group of friends together to enjoy a tasting of their complex Johnnie Walker Scotch portfolio and learn all about whisky. We relaxed and enjoyed the complexity and range of the Walker family of scotches and discovered which one was our new favourite. Sipping their signature RED, BLACK and BLUE LABEL scotches, our Johnnie Walker brand ambassador Cameron taught us everything there is to know to become whisky connoisseurs.
What is Whisky?
Although the flavours and styles of whiskys can vary by region and by taste; all whiskeys are a type of spirit distilled made from a mash of fermented grains. With a large range of types (from bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Scotch, Irish, and Canadian style whiskys), all variations of whiskey is made through a precise process and aged to perfection. Johnnie Walker is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, aged to perfection in oak barrels for at least three years.
Johnnie Walker Scotch
Originating in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, Johnnie Walker has developed a premium brand of scotches distributed all over the world. Each bottle is masterfully created from one of their eight standard blends. We had the pleasure of sampling their signature RED, BLACK and BLUE LABEL scotches to learn more about their unique flavours.
Johnnie Walker RED LABEL is versatile 80 proof blend of scotch. Made from 35 grain and malt whisky, this scotch is full of intense, spicy, zingy, edgy flavor that are blended perfectly to be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer your drink neat, on the rocks or mixed in your favourite cocktail, the smoky finish of the RED LABEL has been a staple in bars all over the world for over a hundred years.
Year after year, whisky lovers have rated Johnnie Walker BLACK LABEL as the number one whisky in the world. Distilled in Scotland and aged in the finest whisky casks, this smooth and rich whisky is beautifully balanced to create a deep and complex full bodied scotch. Enjoy the depth of the rounded flavor of BLACK LABEL on its own, with a dash of water (still or sparkling) or with a light soda or ginger ale.
For those searching for a rare and refined whisky, the Johnnie Walker BLUE LABEL is their luxuriously smooth high end scotch that is defiantly worth the money for a taste. The BLUE LABEL is made in hand-selected exceptional quality casks to create their signature smokey flavour creating only 330 bottles a year. The best way to enjoy this upscale blend is neat, in a tumbler, sipping and enjoying every last drop as the flavours of this whisky slowly unfold.