February 1 marks the start of the 2022 Lunar New Year, bringing with it good luck and good vibes for all who celebrate the occasion!
The iconic Johnnie Walker Blue Label is known for its Chinese New Year releases, with each year bringing a new and beautiful bespoke limited-edition bottle design, celebrating the Zodiac sign of that year (and doubles as a keepsake for your spirits collection for years to come).
This year’s Year of the Tiger artwork was created in collaboration with Shanghai-born and London-based illustrator Shan Jiang, with an intricate illustration that pays homage to the tiger as a traditional (and universal) symbol of strength and progress.
The majestic animal is depicted with golden wings, revealing an expression of vigour and vitality while also representing Johnnie Walker’s philosophy that we are stronger when we walk together. The visuals are complete with the tiger high amongst the mountain clouds – signifying prosperity and good fortune in the year to come.
Curious to know more about this year’s Chinese Zodiac sign? Here are four fun facts about the Year of the Tiger:
- The years 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, or 2010 all fall under the Year of the Tiger.
- Notable people born during the Year of the Tiger include Queen Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, and Drake.
- Tigers are known to be courageous, ambitious, and competitive, along with generous, charitable, and seekers of justice.
- The Year of the Tiger 2022 is a year for making big changes, taking risks, and going on adventures.
Shan Jiang’s Year of the Tiger illustration is matched by the centuries of craft and remarkable depth of character found in every bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky. Within each bottle are remarkably rare handpicked single malt and grain whiskies from the four corners of Scotland.
Handcrafted in small batches, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is distinctively characterized by a velvety smooth and vibrant whisky with sweet aromas of vanilla and honey, tasting notes of dark chocolate infused with caramel and hazelnut, layers of rich fruit, bold spice, and a perfectly balanced, warm, and lingering smoky finish.
This limited-edition 2022 Lunar New Year design of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the perfect gift to serve or give in celebration of a prosperous new year ahead. Raise a glass to 2022!
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