Here’s a short but sweet post: you have to get your hands on a bottle of Johnnie Walker’s new addition to their limited Blender’s Batch series. It’s a 10 year old Scotch blended with triple grain American oak. The result is a finished product that barely tastes like Scotch. It is incredibly smooth, there is not much peat or smoke, and a mild sweetness. If I had to compare it to anything, astoundingly, I would say Blue Label. For only 30 bucks, it’s almost beyond comprehension. It’s good enough to be a member of their regular line. You better get a bottle before they move on to something else.
Really, you gotta hand it to Johnnie Walker’s inventive experimentation. Between their Select Casks and Blender’s Batch limited runs, they are really blowing the lid off of their own labels which has been synonymous with three colors over the years: Red, Black, and Blue. They are so much more than that now. One can only wonder what is to come.