Johnnie Walker King George V Chinese New Year 2023 Angel Chen Year Of The Rabbit
Drawn from extremely rare, precious casks, including irreplaceable whiskies from the now silent distillery of Port Ellen. This elegant rich and creamy whisky has rarity reflected in every drop, and its new limited-edition design, created by fashion designer Angel Chen, is the perfect gift to give to the once who never walks alone and to mark this year.
Smell: Sweet, smoky aromas from Port Ellen greet you. It’s followed by notes of orange, raisins, figs and cinnamon.
Taste: Abundant spice and dried fruits from Speyside and Highland whiskies are perfectly balanced with vanilla.
They release layers of sweet fruits, dark chocolate, toffee and roast nuts.
Finish: Port Ellen gives a coastal smokiness that gathers momentum through the long finish.
John Walker & Sons King George V Year Of The Rabbit by Angel Chen King George V is a rich blend of rare and exceptional whisky from distilleries that existed during His Majesty's reign (1910-1936), including Cardhu, Caol Ila, the much sought-after whiskies of Port Ellen and the now silent Port Dundas. Following in the footsteps of her predecessor, Master Blender Emma Walker handcrafted this elegant whiskey from our unparalleled stocks of maturing scotch, rich fruit and an abundance of spice are balanced with creamy vanilla sweetness, carried on wisps of maritime smoke for a long, indulgent finish.
This limited-edition pack is illustrated by renowned chinese fashion designer Angel Chen, known for her bold fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics. A one-of collaboration that brings rare craft, rare casks, and rare flavor together.
Johnnie Walker has announced the launch of its new Blue Label Lunar New Year Limited Edition design, which has been created by Shanghai-based designer Angel Chen.
The vibrant design, inspired by the Year of the Rabbit, features an interpretation of 2023’s Zodiac animal, which is said to symbolise mercy, elegance and beauty. The design features an illustration of a prancing rabbit jumping around a mountainous landscape
Considered a rising star in the fashion industry, Chen studied fashion at the Central Saint Martin College of Art in London and featured in the Netflix documentary Next in Fashion. Speaking on her creation for Johnnie Walker, Chen said: “There’s a defiant energy to my illustrations which bring to life the vibrant spirit of the rabbit as it leaps across the design, symbolising how we need to keep moving forward, spreading goodness throughout the year to come.”
Johnnie Walker global brand director, Julie Bramham, added: “The energy and layers of colour that Angel brings to her designs are a visual interpretation of the incredible blending expertise that Emma Walker and her team use to create those perfectly balanced layers of flavour in Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
“We hope that the positivity symbolised by the rabbit will inspire people who receive this gift to greet the new year with the same optimism embodied in Angel’s designs. It is remarkable to see such a talented designer bring her skills from the world of fashion to create something so exciting for this exceptional Scotch.”