Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice features single malts from Clynelish, one of Scotland’s most northern distilleries, and exudes a crisp, clean taste like the unforgiving force of ice that shapes mountains and stops rivers. The new blend has an ABV of 40.2% and the bottle design evokes an icy setting with frosted blue and gray colors inspired by the North, known for its cold winters and frozen landscapes.
The aroma is lighter and a bit more fruity with notes of butterscotch. The flavor profile here is Jonnie Walker blend through and through with vanilla and honey notes over Clynelish’s highland florals, candle wax, and apple. The finish in medium length with a lingering sweetness.
Appearance: Burnt orange, earl grey tea. The bottle is frosted and features a picture of a dire wolf.
Light amber or perhaps a pale yellow. The bottle is frosted and features a picture of a dragon
Nose: Fresh honeydew, vanilla bean, sherry, and orange zest.
Palate: Light bodied, a kiss of peat, and orchard fruit somewhere between peach and nectarine.
Final Thoughts: The best place to start is how refreshing this Scotch was. One could envision pouring an entire pint glass of it over ice and not bat an eye until it’s too late. The lightness and fruit certainly do lend themselves as to the name A Song of Ice.