So when my friend James invited me along to the offical Sydney launch of Johnnie Walker Double Black (JWDB), I was naturally intrigued (as I like all things black ;) ) and I said to him - Johnnie "DOUBLE" Black - yes I'm there!
|Notice the leopard print.. ;)|
After a brief introduction, we made our way to the "upstairs" section of the stylishly renovated hotel where we were greeted by another lovely lady, who invited us try a JWDB drink at the very strategically decorated bar.
At the first sip, I knew I was going to enjoy this blend. The whisky gives off a smoky aroma and as it hits the palette, an orange zest taste sizzles on the tongue...as it makes it's way down the esophagus it is smooth, smoky and silky - no more burn.
In my younger years I would drink Johnnie Red with a mixer, (soda & fresh lime) but as the palette has aged, I have become more of a single malt on the rocks kind of gal. Johnnie Black would be the only blend that I would drink also on the rocks I am happy to say now though, that John Walker and Sons have done it!
With JWDB they have found the perfect blend, they have created a single malt tasting scotch - it's so smooth and I am happy it's my new drink!
As the night went on, we were approached by my friend David, from Mi Society to take a picture at the media wall with Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador, Charlie Downing, what a handsome young man he was.
After taking the photo we then ventured over to the sampling room where we were given a very informative crash course by JW educator, Luke Reddington on how the smoky flavoured Double Black came about and what we could expect from the taste.
|Check out Luke's Arm bands from |
back in the 80's
|We compared JW Black to JW Double Black|
mmmmm smoother ;)
Taken from their comp card, here's,"HOW TO TASTE JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK":AROMA - Smokiness, The Atlantic
FIRST SIP - Orange Zest, Rich intense and smoky, notes of spice
PALATE - Smoke, Dried Fruits, Creamy Vanilla
FINISH - Resonating smoke, fuller finish of rich fruit
SERVE - Best served with water: this is the perfect way to release the smoky flavours
Luke knew his stuff.
We then ventured back to the bar for a very strong JWDB cocktail with a dash of Absynth (I couldn't drink it) and bumped into Les Hill, who was enjoying a couple of scotches, we had a brief chat, nice fellow. No photo sorry.
It was a great event, great job done by the organisers and it is a great tasting whisky!
I really think the JWDB best describes me "DARK IN CHARACTER, INTENSE IN TASTE". ;)
So go on, head to the bar or the bottle shop and try it. but always drink responsibly.