In the words of the legendary Ron Burgundy “I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” Now that we’ve got your attention, perhaps we should tell you what we’re on about, aside from completing one of our Dads Stuff ambitions in starting an article with a Ron Burgundy quote.

To celebrate Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox, Johnnie Walker is proud to release two limited-edition liquids: the exclusive John Walker & Sons King George V Lunar New Year Limited-Edition and new Johnnie Walker Blue Label Lunar New Year Limited-Edition.

John Walker & Sons King George V Lunar New Year Limited-Edition is a rare combination of exquisite Scotch whiskies, drawn from extremely rare, precious casks, including irreplaceable whiskies from the now silent distillery of Port Ellen. It is an elegantly rich and creamy whisky that has precious rarity reflected in every drop. The bottle’s bespoke artwork is a modern take on traditional Chinese patterns and design, inspired by Asian couture. 

The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Lunar New Year Limited-Edition liquid is designed and illustrated beautifully by award-winning Chinese artist Shirley Gong. In the illustrations, the ox is honoured for its majesty as a symbol of prosperity and growth, poised high above mountain clouds representing longevity. The visuals are completed with celebratory lanterns and cherry blossom, signifying good fortune in the year to come.

Shirley’s intricate designs are matched by the rare whiskies and two centuries of whisky craft that help to create the rich fruity flavours, perfectly balanced smoke and remarkable depth of character found in every bottle of the velvety smooth and vibrant Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Ox 750ml is available for purchase at Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Costco, independent bottleshops/retailers for a limited time while stocks last; RRP $279.99, ABV 40%.

Both bottlings are the perfect gift to wish colleagues and close friends a prosperous start to the New Year, and to mark the beginning of the Year of the Ox on February 12th.

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