New whiskies in Jastrzębia Góra
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast / 43,2% – The Johnnie Walker brand certainly doesn’t need any introductions; with global annual sales of 17.4 million cases (2016) it is by far the best selling Scotch whisky. In recent years Diageo, the brand owner, expanded the range with more then few new releases. In August 2017 three new expressions of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch were unveiled at the Diageo Reserve World Class Cocktail Competition in Mexico City. Espresso Roast is the result of an experiment led by Johnnie Walker blender Aimée Gibson (with aid of coffee expert James Hoffman), which involved distilling whiskies with barley roasted more heavily than ever before. The components of the blend were matured in rejuvenated casks and first fill bourbon casks.
Nose: lots of coffee and dark chocolate notes, caramel, vanilla, roasted almonds, buttered toast, toasted oak and fading hints of smoke.
Palate: rich and thick, dark chocolate, espresso, crème brûlée, roasted almonds, licorice, touch of black currants and delicate oaky dryness.
Finish: medium long, bittersweet, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and touch of vanilla.
Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Rum Cask Finish / 40,8% – Johnnie Walker has been the best selling Scotch for decades with global sales of 17.4 million cases in 2016. The brand owner Diageo has a team of 12 blenders conducting hundreds of experiments to keep the brand rolling. Such experiments help to create new and fascinating expressions, which could be later added to the iconic brand. In August 2017 three new expressions of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch were unveiled at the Diageo Reserve World Class Cocktail Competition in Mexico City. Rum Cask Finish is a result of 10 years worth of experiments by blender Chris Clark, who previously looked after the maturation of Diageo’s rum portfolio. It is a blend of whiskies from Speyside and Lowlands that have been finished in casks that previously held Caribbean pot still rum.
Nose: sweet with lots of tropical fruit, pineapples, bananas, mango, icing sugar, golden syrup, honey, hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
Palate: rich and sweet, honey, vanilla, white chocolate, pineapples, coconut, sultanas, cinnamon and subtle oaky bitterness.
Finish: medium long and initially sweet, with oaky dryness at the end.
Buy bottles at Dom Whisky Online or in our whisky shop in Reda,Wejherowska 67.