Embodying the spirit of craftsmanship and innovation, Johnnie Walker 15 Year Old Sherry Finish is a harmonious blend of time-honoured practices and modernity. This exquisite limited edition expression, with its deep golden hue, invites whisky enthusiasts to delve into an intriguing sensory experience that bridges the rich legacy of Johnnie Walker with the vibrant notes brought out by sherry casks.
A sip of this premium blended malt scotch whisky is not just a taste but travel through time, capturing the essence of the Scottish Highlands and the sun-kissed vineyards of Jerez.
History of Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walker, a globally recognized award-winning whisky brand, traces its roots back to John Walker, a grocer from Kilmarnock, Scotland. Upon his passing in 1859, his son, Alexander Walker, took the helm, introducing the brand’s iconic square bottle and uniquely angled label, optimizing visibility and storage. It is now owned by Diageo, a British multinational beverage company. The company was originally launched as Johnnie Walker Pure Malt 15 Years in 1997 but was rebranded in 2004 to the superpower it is today.
What is Johnnie Walker 15 Year Old Sherry Finish?
This wonderful spirit is a masterfully crafted blend of 15-year-old single malts, each carefully matured and expertly married to perfection and finished in the finest ex-sherry oak casks. The casks originate from the popular bodegas in Jerez, Spain- the homeland of fortified wines.
This meticulous process infuses the Scotch whisky with a subtle sweetness and profound depth of flavour, making it a standout in the Johnnie Walker lineup. The signature Sherry-only flavours of the whisky, which feature notes of candied fruits, dried fruits and cocoa is traditionally from the Scottish Clynelish Distillery.
What is the shelf life of Johnnie Walker 15 Year Old whiskey?
While whiskies don’t age in the bottle as they do in casks, they can be kept indefinitely, if stored correctly. Although the change can vary slightly over time, it will not expire.
To ensure your whisky remains in optimal condition, store the bottle at a cool temperature, upright, in a dark place away from direct sunlight. Also, retighten the cork or screws regularly.
Is Johnnie Walker 15 high-end?
Johnnie Walker is a world-class brand known for its exceptional quality. The outstanding 15 Year Old Sherry Finish is a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence and luxury in whisky crafting. This splendid expression was originally only available in China and Taiwan but can now be found in Malaysia as well, making it a rare addition to any whisky collection.
What does Johnnie Walker 15 Year Old Sherry Finish taste like?
On the nose, this elegant whisky makes one reminiscent of Autumn with its lush waves of deep vanilla, sweet honey and buttery baked treats, intertwined with slightly fragrant aromas of fresh flowers, fruity apples, dark cocoa and woody undertones.
The dram unravels into a complex and well-balanced array of distinct flavours. The palate is invited to a symphony of sherry oak notes, notably caramelised fruit, nuts and dark chocolate with hints of fresh spices like nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise.
This finish is incredibly smooth, malty, aromatic and lengthy, leaving a taste of delectable fruitiness and a dash of flora enriched with honeyed nuances lingering on the tongue.
Johnnie Walker 15 Year Old Sherry Finish pairs perfectly with Asian cuisine, especially Chinese dishes. The spirit’s sweet, candied-fruit flavours harmonize beautifully with the robust flavours of Asian dishes, making it an ideal dinner accompaniment in this part of the world!
For the best experience, serve it neat, with a splash of water to bring out the whisky’s floral and syrupy character whilst enhancing its smoothness.
Johnnie Walker 15 Year Old Sherry Finish: A classy ode to the centuries-old art of whisky-making.
With its stylish character and incomparable history behind it, this superior whisky invites connoisseurs and new enthusiasts alike to embark on a tasting journey like no other. It’s rare to come across a Johnnie Walker aged in a sherry cask, and this particular one is truly exceptional. A limited edition was released for the Asian market. Grab a bottle now for the lowest price in Malaysia!