Johnnie Walker Double Black is a dram of sophisticated smokiness.
Johnnie Walker is one of the most recognized Whisky names in the World. The brand was established in 1860 by John “Johnnie” Walker, when he started blending Whiskies from his grocery shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. During the Victorian Era, success came when his son Alexander exported around the British Empire, establishing the Whisky early as one of the first truly global brands. Today, Johnnie Walker’s famous square-shaped bottle—with the label set at a jaunty 24 degrees—is THE most popular blended Whisky in the world, selling more than 130 million bottles per year in nearly every country on the planet across their wide range of ages, special editions, and finishes.
You may already be familiar with Johnny Walker Black it’s their benchmark premium blended Scotch Whiskey. Johnnie Walker Double Black is a relatively new addition (2011) to their lineup designed to focus that same attention to quality on a blended collection of single malts and grains in the style of West Coast and Islay Whiskies — which means savory peat and smoky notes from heavily-charred aging casks. This is NOT a “punch in the face with smoke and test your manhood” Whisky however. It is a sophisticated dram with gentle smoke and incredible balance.