The new Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series, according to those behind it, is a series of of 12 year old blended Scotch whiskies that are said to celebrate each of the “distinct flavor profiles of the four corners of Scotland.” To that end these limited editions are crafted only using whiskies from a particular region to capture the flavor characteristics of that area.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin: is a light and fruity whisky with hints of cut green apples and orchard fruit. It is made exclusively from quality single malts from the Speyside region of Scotland, with whisky from the distilleries of Cardhu and Glendullan at its heart.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Highlands Origin: has a rich and dark fruitiness, with red berry and stone fruit notes. It is crafted exclusively from single malts from the Highlands, with whisky from Clynelish and Teaninich at its core.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin: has a slight spice and is for people want to explore whiskies with a warming maritime smokiness. It is made exclusively from exceptional Islay single malts, including Lagavulin and Caol Ila.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin: has a sweet, creamy vanilla character and notes of toffee. It is made exclusively from a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from the Lowlands including Glenkinchie and Cameronbridge.
As it stands now plans call for this series to be available globally at travel retail in 1 liter bottles for around $46. The series packaging doubles as a accompanying guide to the whisky, and the region it comes from. Every limited-edition pack is adorned with a map of Scotland. The region that the whisky within originates from (Speyside, Highlands, Islay, or Lowlands) is highlighted, along with interesting facts and trivia relating to that part of the country.