With the August launch in the U.S of Johnnie Walker Platinum Label® blended Scotch whisky, the nearly 200 year old company has taken a critical next step in the art of blending. Inspired by a Walker family custom to craft exclusive Scotch whisky blends for private gatherings that were never sold, Platinum Label is the most perfectly crafted 18-year-old blended Scotch whisky ever produced.
Like the rare and precious metal for which it’s named, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label® is rich and refined – delivering the depth and complexity expected from a full flavored Johnnie Walker blend. Crafted from single malt and grain whiskies, each matured for a minimum of eighteen years, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label® is a complex, delicate, smoky blend harboring deep layers of flavor that perfectly balance the diverse character of the distilleries from which it came and the wooden casks in which it has rested.
“Since the days of John Walker, private blends have played an important role in the House of Walker. It’s the smaller, exclusive settings and experiences that often produce the best memories,” said Master Blender Jim Beveridge. “We blended Johnnie Walker Platinum Label® as a whisky to be enjoyed responsibly during those treasured moments.”
Master Blender Jim Beveridge draws the whiskies in this blend from a limited number of casks, carefully selected from only twenty to twenty-five distilleries due to their exceptional character. Johnnie Walker Platinum Label® is a skillful blend of style and substance artfully crafted by Beveridge.
The recommended serve for Johnnie Walker Platinum Label® is neat or with a few drops of distilled water. The water unlocks the richness of the preciously crafted 18-year old whisky and releases a range of aromas from tart tangerines to woody almonds and creates a deeply satisfying tangy and fruitful flavor profile.
If you or any of your guests prefer a mixed cocktail, New York Bartender Tim Cooper has concocted some delicious ones using Platinum Label.