If you have yourself a special someone who loves — and knows — his whisky, then you’re tasked with the mammoth task of not only finding a good tipple, but also one that’s extra special.
And while there are many brands out there that can whip up a good Scotch, there are few which can rival the Johnnie Walker Blue Label, especially now that you can make it one-of-a-kind.
Even if you’re new to the whisky game, you would’ve heard the name Blue Label being thrown around the room at some point of your life, especially when you’re in a room full of whisky. Regarded as the epitome of blending, only one in 10,000 of Johnnie Walker’s rarest casks make the grade.
The crown jewel of the Johnnie Walker family is characterised as being big on richness with a slightly smoky profile. You won’t need a trained nose to make out the notes of oak, crisp spice and dried fruit, before the slight scent of cedar and citrus hits.
On the palate, expect a sweet and appropriately luxurious blend of peat smoke and bittersweet chocolate, which transitions to lingering notes of caramel, cocoa, peat and cinnamon before ending with a whiff of cigar smoke. Lauded for its round and full mouthfeel, whisky aficionados appreciate that there is almost no alcohol burn from the Blue Label.
And while a bottle of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label is enough to put a smile on that whisky lover’s face, surely a customised bottle would turn that into a grin. The good people at the storied Scottish brand have now provided engraving services for your bottle, together with gift-boxing services. All you have to do is come up with your own heartfelt message, or choose from one of the many suggestions provided.
Like its Blue Label, Johnnie Walker believes that your recipient is anything but ordinary, so start getting creative.
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