Johnnie Walker debuts 15 Years Sherry Finish whisky
Johnnie Walker, together with master blender Jim Beveridge, has come up with its latest addition to the fold, Johnnie Walker Aged 15 Years Sherry Finish.
Carefully blended from some of the finest single malts and finished in ex-sherry oak casks that once held sherry from the Jerez region of Spain, the well-balanced whisky has been matured for at least 15 years. The new expression carries a distinct sweetness and depth that belies characteristics synonymous with that region of Spain.
On the nose, there is a slight floral aroma that leads on to a fragrance of baked apples, honey and vanilla without the usual trace of smokiness associated with the label. Expect flavours of candied fruits, dried fruits and coco, exclusive to sherry. This is a classic flavour profile from the Clynelish Distillery, in the highland region of Scotland.
Together with the aromas of fruit cake and dried fruits exclusive to the Glen Elgin Distillery, the depth of flavour ends on notes of honey and candied-fruit that linger after each sip.
The JW 15Y Sherry Finish goes especially well with Asian cuisine, and this was well-illustrated during a six-course specially crafted Chinese menu at One Seafood, Kuala Lumpur. After the brief starters, lunch was launched proper with the Deep Fried Marble Goby with Johnnie Walker Aged 15 Years Sherry Finish Flambé, followed by a mixture of intense and subtle flavours from the other dishes.
“The Johnnie Walker Aged 15 Years Sherry Finish is a fine addition to the Walker family – it showcases the brand’s tireless efforts to push the boundaries of flavour to constantly deliver incomparable experiences. As sherry cask whisky gains popularity among consumers, this new expression will certainly be a favourite among whisky lovers,” said Rajesh Joshi, Marketing Director of Diageo Malaysia.
Guests were also given a short education on the blends within JW15Y Sherry Finish – Cardhu, Glen Elgin and Clynelish – by Chong Wai Keng, Diageo Malaysia Brand Ambassador.