Johnnie Walker never do anything by the half; Johnnie Walker Blue Label is testament to that. Like the brand itself, Johnnie Walker Blue Label has been through an incredible journey before reaching your dram glass.
For a drink of such complex flavours and character, the three core ingredients of whisky are very basic. They are water, barley and yeast. It is what is done to these ingredients and how they are sourced that makes the process of making whisky so special. The distillation and maturation processes can totally transform the flavour of a whisky.
Whisky-making has been an integral part of Scottish history for hundreds of years. Hundreds of distilleries have come and gone over the years, with many being closed due to fires, wars, and Prohibition. Many distilleries survived these events but still went through stints of going in and out of production. Therefore, it is pretty tricky to work out what the oldest Scottish whisky distillery is, with various distilleries having credible claims to the title.
Now recognised worldwide, as one of the largest and most famous whisky brands in the world, the story of Johnnie Walker is the ultimate tale of passion and determination. From a small farm near Kilmarnock, Scotland, Johnnie Walker and his son Alexander transformed their small, humble whisky business into the global success you see today.
Are you considering hosting a whisky tasting party? Have you ever wanted to “wow” your friends with your vast knowledge and ability to taste and describe whisky? Or are you simply looking for how to develop your appreciation of the drink? Whatever you are looking for, we are here to help. Let us talk you through the techniques to help you savour whisky like a seasoned pro. After reading through our handy guide, you will be showing off your tasting skills like a regular whisky guru.
Combining spirit aged in French oak casks alongside classic Ardbeg aged within ex-bourbon American oak casks, we are given a bottling that is as mysterious as the natural phenomena of which it gains its name.
Whether or not you treat whisky collecting as an investment opportunity or a hobby, it's important that you keep your bottles in the best possible shape. Keeping the bottle, label, box, and, of course, the golden nectar itself safe are crucial in keeping a good collection.
What makes bourbon whiskey so different from Scotch whisky, or any other whisky-without-an-e for that matter? This is our comprehensive guide of all you need to know about America's signature liquor, from the making of..., to the history of..., to the most famous bourbon cocktails.
The age old question. Many assume Jack Daniel's to be a bourbon, and have luckily escaped being shot down by a pedantic whiskey drinker who has said: "Technically, it's a Tennessee Whiskey, not a bourbon.".
Have a bourbon lover in your life that deserves something really special for their birthday, Christmas or anniversary? I've picked 10 of the most impressive bourbons that work perfectly as gifts, as more than your everyday tipple. It's up to them, however, if they'd like to save it for special occasions, or spread the joy!