The Johnnie Walker 200th Anniversary is a fact and this beautiful anniversary is celebrated with the release of two limited edition releases of the beloved Red Label and Black Label. Lover of Johnnie Walker or whiskey in general? Johnnie Walker, with the accompanying motto ' Born 1820 - still going strong ', exists 200 years. The Johnnie Walker 200th Anniversary is ushered in with a limited edition of both the Red Label and the Black Label. With this 'Icon Pack', as they call it, they target the collectors of the brand as well as a new generation of whiskey drinkers. In addition, these types of bottles always do very well to give as a gift, partly due to the eye-catching appearance. As always, these whiskeys are characterized by their versatility in use. The Red Label is a whiskey with which you can make endless mix drinks and cocktails. From a simple mix of Red Label & cola to more challenging compositions, everything is possible! This also applies to the Black Label, but at the same time this is also a whiskey that is purely worth exploring.
Johnnie Walker Black Label is a true icon, recognised as the benchmark for all other deluxe blends. Created using only whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years from the four corners of Scotland, Johnnie Walker Black Label has an unmistakably smooth, deep character. An impressive whisky to share on any occasion, whether you're entertaining at home or on a night out with friends.
JOHNNIE WALKER XR21 Crimson CNY 2022, Celebrate CNY with this exclusive John Walker and Sons XR21 gift pack that comes with Chinese-influenced rock glass with a metal coaster fit for an emperor. Balanced, elegant, and assured, the Johnnie Walker XR 21 carries an intriguing layer of intensity, which is both surprising and ever so delightful. The XR 21 is encapsulated with hints of tobacco and raisins together with citrus zest, ripened tropical fruits, and caramel, which ends with a long and smooth finish with a myriad of subtle peats.
The John Walker & Sons XR 21, is a tribute to the British knighthood awarded to John Walker’s grandson, Sir Alexander Walker in 1920. It was created to honor a very special occasion whereby Sir Alexander Walker was appointed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George V in 1920, commemorating his outstanding leadership and service to his king and country. It contains whiskies that are aged for a minimum of 21 years and drawn from extremely rare Johnnie Walker reserves.
Assured, balanced, and elegant, it has intriguing layers of intensity that are both surprising and delightful. Sweet honey and tempered spices come cloaked in warming smoke. Citrus zest, ripened tropical fruits, and caramel swirl within hints of tobacco and raisins. The long, smooth, soothing finish is complex and fascinating – a myriad of influences played out over a subtle tapestry of peatiness. Enjoy John Walker & Sons XR 21 year old in any way you like, but we recommend taking it neat. Add 1.5 oz to a whisky tumbler and accompany with a glass of chilled, freshly-siphoned soda water. JOHN WALKER & SONS XR 21 Collection was created to honor this very special occasion. Inspired by Sir Alexander’s own hand-written notes, it is blended from the exclusive Johnnie Walker reserve of rare whiskies, all of which have been matured for a full 21 years.
A terrific 25 year old Tomatin, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular range. This expression was aged in a refill hogshead cask for quarter of a century - from April 1993 to August 2018 - before being bottled a cask strength with an outturn of just 315 bottles.
A wonderful sherried Speysider, this single malt was distilled over at Speyburn. In October 2006 it was filled into a single sherry butt, where it rested for over a decade. In February 2019, Douglas Laing decided it was time to bottle the whisky at 12 years old, bottling it up at 46% ABV for the Provenance series.
An indie Glenrothes, bottled up Douglas Laing for the Provenance series. This one was distilled back in January 2013 and left to age in a sherry puncheon for 7 years, before being bottled in February 2020. 428 bottles were produced, and they all feature a little salmon doing a jump on the label. That's wonderful.
A brilliant single cask unpeated Tobermory from indie bottler Douglas Laing! This single malt was distilled on the Isle of Mull back in 2005, and left in a refill hogshead for the next 15 years. In October 2020 it was drawn from the cask and bottled for the ever-wonderful Old Particular series, with 349 bottles released at 48.4% ABV.
A single cask Talisker here, distilled in November 2009 and filled into a refill hogshead. There it rested for the following decade, until Douglas Laing bottled it in October 2020 at 10 years old for the Old Particular range. Just 376 bottles were released at 48.4% ABV.
The third and final release from Douglas Laing's Old Particular Spiritualist Series is a 14 year old single malt from the Craigellachie Distillery, dubbed 'Intensity' (following 'Balance' and 'Harmony'). Distilled in March 2006, the whisky was filled into a single sherry butt and aged until September 2020, when it was bottled up at 52% ABV with an outturn of 309 bottles.
A single grain from the Port Dundas Distillery, independently bottled for the Old Particular range by Douglas Laing. This one was distilled in July 2004, and bottled in December 2020 after a finishing period in a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt. At 16 years of age, the whisky was bottled up at 54.1% ABV, with an outturn of just 343 bottles.
OLD PARTICULAR Midnight Series North British 2003 – 18 Year Old. Spicy and flavourful, this 18-year-old North British has been aged in Sherry casks before joining the special ‘Midnight’ series of Douglas Laing. Created in honour of the darkest time of the night, it features single cask bottlings with an exceptionally dark colour and a unique richness of flavour due to their ageing in Sherry casks. Distilled in March 2003 and bottled in June 2021 without colouring or chill filtration, this single grain is a limited edition of 712 bottles worldwide.
12 year old single malt from the marvellous Macduff Distillery, independently bottled up by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. This expression was aged in a refill hogshead for a dozen years, from June 2009 to September 2021, before being bottled at 48.4% ABV with an outturn of only 327 bottles – each one featuring the rather optimistic phrase "Cheers to better days" on the label.
Looking for a particularly tasty whisky? How about an Old Particular?! This is a 12 year old Glenburgie single malt, bottled by the ever brilliant Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. It began life in February 2007 and was aged in a refill hogshead for a dozen years, before being bottled up in November 2019 with an outturn of 365 bottles.
A sherry puncheon of Glenallachie 2005 bottled at 15 years old by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular series at a good drinking strength of 48.4%. Lovely colour on this whisky, and Douglas Laing know how to pick a good cask, so this is unlikely to hang around.
Puncheons are broad, dumpy casks associated with rum and sherry, and can be absolutely enormous - up to 700 litres - but this one has sadly only yielded 193 bottles, so you'd best be quick about it if you want one.
12 year old single malt distilled by the brilliant Glen Moray, and aged in a refill hogshead cask from June 2008 to August 2020. After that dozen-year-long slumber, Douglas Laing came along and bottled it up for the Old Particular range, with an outturn of 354 bottles.