Calling all whisky lovers looking for a taste that is slightly off the main stream.
Johnnie Walker has announced the latest addition to the experimental Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch project: Sweet Peat.
The result of over 10 years of experiments by Johnnie Walker’s team of blenders to explore what happens when different types of smoke and sweetness collide, Sweet Peat arrives at a time when the appetite for smoked meats, foods and drinks is at an all-time high.
The new release delivers a mix of peated smoke for smoky whisky fans, alongside a smooth caramel sweetness for those who prefer sweet tastes.
At the heart is whisky from the island distillery of Caol Ila, specifically chosen for its soft bonfire smoke and hidden sweetness. Speyside malts, including Cardhu, add sweet fresh fruit flavours such as apple, orange and pineapple. Whisky from Glendullan, aged in sherry casks, brings additional sweetness, rich fruity notes and balance.
Johnnie Walker is the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky, sold in over 180 countries.
Blender George Harper led the creation of the new whisky in collaboration with two-time Master Blender of the Year Jim Beveridge.
“I’m incredibly proud of this whisky," he said. "It’s the result of 10 years of experiments and has been well worth the wait. Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Sweet Peat is equal parts exciting, delicious and unexpected, and I think whisky fans - both those who are really into smoke and those who prefer a sweeter Scotch - are in for a treat.”
The range of award-winning Johnnie Walker whiskies includes Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, Green Label, Gold Label Reserve, Aged 18 Years and Blue Label. Together they account for nearly 19 million cases sold annually.
The limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Sweet Peat (40.8% ABV) is now available in Dan Murphy’s across Australia stores for $55 for 500ml.