Chinese New Year 2020 is just around the corner, which means it’s time to go out and stock up on food and drink to make sure the whole family is happy when they come over for the reunion dinner. As always, a celebration calls for celebratory drinks and these limited edition whiskies from Diageo will let you ring in the Year of the Rat in style. Not only will these special bottles look good on your liquor shelf, it’ll also make for smooth sipping after.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Rat Pack
The Blue Label from Johnnie Walker gets a mousey makeover for the Year of the Rat, with a limited run of pack and bottle designs that features the Chinese zodiac cycle’s first animal reaching for a group of blossoming flowers. Taking inspiration from the rat’s vitality and positivity, the new packaging celebrates those who strive to seize new opportunities, with the flowers symbolising a blooming life and prosperous business for the year, while the more traditional red lantern and gold ingot imagery symbolises continuous wealth and fortune.
But special doesn’t just stop at the packaging, as the Blue Label itself is an exclusive Johnnie Walker bottling. The signature quality, character and flavour of Blue Label is only made in one in every ten thousand casks, resulting in a dry smokiness that mixes with the sweetness of raisins, a smooth combination of vanilla, honey and rose that opens up to deeper notes that include zesty orange, hazelnut, sherry and dark chocolate.