Johnnie Walker is starting a bit of an exclusive club. No, not that kind of club. More of a traveller type club, where a selection of their whisky will only be available to travellers of the world. How? By only allowing sale in duty free stores!… Johnnie Walker Explorer Club Collection will feature three all new whiskies over the next year, and kicks off with something a little bit different, Johnnie Walker The Spice Road.

Johnnie Walker The Spice Road

In the last few years spice flavoured alcohol has been going from strength to strength, most notably that famous rum. But now it’s whiskies turn to get in on the act. Johnnie Walker is already available in 120 countries, and it now seems to make perfect sense for them to go truly international. Johnnie Walker Spice Road is a smooth and rich flavour, but whilst staying close to the JW style, adds extra intensity and flavours found in the spice markets around Asia.

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“We specially selected whiskies to create a bold blend of intriguing complexity inspired by the richness of this part of the world: there is a spicy zestiness on the nose, balanced by fresh citrus. The smooth, rich and honeyed flavours on the palate, warmed by cloves, ginger and vanilla sweetness, give way to a smouldering finish of the JOHNNIE WALKER signature smoke,” Master Blender Jim Beveridge.

You will find a bottle of Johnnie Walker Spice Road in select duty free stores now within Europe, the Middle East and Australia, with a worldwide release scheduled for January. Also, as the series continues, keep an eye out for new Johnnies Walker The Gold Route and Johnnie Walker Royal Route as they hit shelves next year.

Now I will be honest, I don’t drink huge amounts of whisky, but this is very much something I could be sipping over Christmas..

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