As far as limited edition whisky bottles go, they don’t come much more beautiful than the new collaboration between Johnnie Walker and the Glasgow design studio Timorous Beasties.
Celebrating the rare side of Scotland, the limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle features the beauty of the flora and fauna found across the four corners of Scotland.
The stunning design is dominated by one of the rarest natural beauties in the world, the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights to you and me), shining theatrically over the Scottish Highlands. Below this iconic backdrop soar three of Scotland’s rare large birds – the majestic white-tailed eagle, the unmistakable curlew and the rapid eider duck.
Illustrated in beautiful detail alongside these ‘beasties’ are two of Scotland’s smallest rare wonders: the narrow-bordered bee hawk-moth, and Scotland’s smallest butterfly – the Small Blue. Floral depictions of machair, saxifrage and mountain havens complete the evocative scene.
This remarkable eco-system has pollinated and nurtured the perfect environment for creating the signature flavours of Johnnie Walker whisky for almost two centuries.
Inside every bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label are remarkably rare, handpicked whiskies from the four corners of Scotland – each bringing unique flavours and a distinctive character of their own.
Only 1 in 10,000 casks in our unparalleled reserves of over ten million maturing Scotch whiskies has the richness and character required to intricately craft Johnnie Walker Blue Label, including some irreplaceable casks from long-closed “ghost” distilleries. The result is a velvety-smooth whisky, with a remarkably rare depth of character.
The limited-edition bottle will be available from selected stockists from 1 December at a RRP of £235.