Highlighting a blend’s origins

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    MARKING its 200th year, Johnnie Walker, the world’s #1 Scotch whisky, introduces the Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series in partnership with one of Manila’s favorite cocktail joints, OTO. The limited-edition collection celebrates the spirit of exploration and the many flavor profiles of Scotland.
    The new collection features two blends: the Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin and the Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin. Each of the two blends are made exclusively using whiskies from the Speyside and Lowland regions of Scotland to bring out the primary flavor characteristics of those areas.
    Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin is a light and fruity whisky with hints of cut green apple and orchard fruit. Made exclusively from quality single malts from the Speyside region, it features whisky from the distilleries of Cardhu and Glendullan at its heart.
    Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin has a luxuriously sweet and creamy mouthfeel, with vanilla character and subtle notes of toffee. It is made exclusively from a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from the Lowlands, including distilleries of Glenkinchie and Cameronbridge.
    “The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series focuses on the most distinct flavors that Johnnie Walker Black Label drinkers love, and creates other expressions out of those,” shares Rian Asiddao, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador. “It’s perfect for those who are feeling adventurous and want to dabble into different tastes.”
    The Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series is yours to explore for only PHP 1,899.00 per bottle, available exclusively at The Booze Shop (www.boozeshop.ph).
    There will be two Johnnie Walker Black Label Origin Series cocktails that will be available in OTO for a month starting sometime in September.
    The Take Over, The Breaks Over is made with Johnnie Walker Black Label Speyside Origin as the base, plus sherry port, pandan syrup, and citric adjusted tepache, creating a mix that’s rich in citrus flavors, with hints of pineapple, vanilla, and berry fruits.
    Meanwhile, Good Times, Bad Times features Johnnie Walker Black Label Lowlands Origin, corn tea, ripe mango, and palm sugar syrup. It has a smoky taste with flavors of toasted nuts, popcorn, and caramel.
    These special cocktails come as the second installment of OTO’s monthly collaboration concoctions, most of the proceeds from which will go to helping the Poblacion bar community.

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