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A legend reinvented: Diageo Global Travel unveils Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years

JW Aged 18 Years bottle shot

Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch whisky and biggest selling spirits brand at travel shopping locations, has given its award-winning Johnnie Walker Platinum Label a new name and fresh look.

Airport shoppers around the globe can get their hands on a 1-litre bottle of the newly named Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years for US$100 or 75cl for US$85.

The Scotch features the same blend of 18-year-old whiskies as the original Platinum Label, created by Master Distiller Dr Jim Beveridge. All this comes together in a suitably luxury bottle and packaging.

Best savoured neat or on the rocks, Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years has rich sweet fruit aromas along with toffee caramel, vanilla and a hint of smoke. It is warming and sweet on the palate with dark fruits, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant almonds and tangerines, and a gentle smoke developing. The finish brings notes of dark chocolate, caramelised citrus peel and very smoke.

Jim Beveridge said: “I find older whiskies fascinating to work with. The great whiskies I’ve selected for this blend have undergone a slow, easy maturation through at least 18 cold winters and warm summers. It’s a long time to wait but these whiskies have a wonderful balance.

“I have chosen up to 18 different whiskies with remarkable flavour and character, including classic Speyside malts, such as Cardhu, Glen Elgin and Auchroisk for their sweetness and elegance; fruity and complex Highland Malts including Blair Athol and beautifully aged Island malts that enable me to introduce such a subtle smokiness.”

Helen Pawson
written by: Helen Pawson
Helen is Brands Editor at The Moodie Davitt Report. When she isn’t on a plane to attend the latest travel-related launches, she can be found (nervously) watching Leicester City FC or in search of the sun.