Introducing the limited release Johnnie Walker Blue Label Elusive Umami, inspired by one of the world’s most hard-to-define and alluring profiles; umami. A partnership of two masters of their craft; whisky making with Master Blender Emma Walker and creative gastronomy, with Chef Kei Kobayashi who brings a unique craftmanship and flair to his cuisine – like the rarity and craft that goes into making every bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Their collaboration is described as a “beautifully balanced Scotch whisky of sweet and savory flavors, with notes of blood oranges and red berries with sweet wood spice, a touch of smoked meat, a hint of salt and pepper with a long, sweet fruit finish,” according to the brand’s tasting notes.
Only one in 25,000 casks succeeds in bringing this elusive character to life. Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Emma Walker and Chef Kei Kobayashi handpicked whiskies like they were ingredients – from salty, smoky notes to savoury, meaty flavours. The result? An expertly blended, liquid encapsulation of the enigmatic taste of umami.
Tasting Notes: This boundary pushing innovation in whisky is balanced with sweet and savory flavors, with notes of blood oranges and red berries, with sweet wood spice, a touch of smoked meat, a hint of salt and pepper with a long, sweet, fruit finish.
This is a rare, must-have bottle for the scotch aficionado.