Johnnie Walker has made its Black Label scotch with a sherry cask finish

Sherry nice… JW’s limited edition sherry cask Black Label.

The world’s best-selling blended whisky has a new flavour profile to its Black Label edition, with Johnnie Walker releasing a limited run matured in old sherry casks.

Diageo has called on its broader range using a number of single malts in the blend, which is a minimum of 12-years-old.

Australian whisky ambassador Simon McGoram said the Black Label sherry edition emphasises the fruitiness of the original.

“The blenders at Johnnie Walker have managed to dial up these attractive elements through the use of sherry cask maturation creating a deliciously rich and fruity expression of the world’s favourite Scotch whisky,” he said.

“Rather than just finishing a portion of the blend in sherry casks our expert blending team have increased the influence of famous malts like Cardhu, Strathmill and Blair Athol delivering a dram that offers an orchard fruit freshness, red fruits, figs and creamy vanilla. There’s just a subtle hint of Walker’s signature smoke on the finish.”

The limited-edition Johnnie Walker Black Label sherry edition is $60.

McGoram suggests serving it in a highball glass topped with ice, soda and orange slices.

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