| Johnnie Walker Black Label (12 Years) Scotch 750ml |
Johnnie Walker Black Label has a deep and complex flavor which is also an unquestionable mark of power and refinement. It is a luxury blend and a luxury brand, with a completely individual personality. As many as 40 whiskies, each aged 12 years or more, make up this satisfyingly complex blend. Decade after decade, Black Label� wins awards and accolades. Experts consistently appreciate its understated, classic qualities.
Johnnie Walker Black Label was originally known as 'Extra Special Old Highland'. It was renamed Johnnie Walker Black Label in 1909.
Johnnie Walker Black Label is the top-selling de luxe Scotch whisky in the duty-free market worldwide. The favourite Scotch of Sir Winston Churchill; a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label is the main feature of his painting 'Bottlescape'.
Johnnie Walker has held the royal warrant since 1933, when it was granted to the company by King George V.
Bourbon is an American form of whiskey named for Bourbon County, Kentucky. By United States law, it consists of at least 51% corn � typically about 70% � with the remainder being wheat and/or rye, and malted barley. It is distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof, and aged in new charred oak barrels for at least two years. The two years maturation process is not a legal requirement for a whiskey to be called "bourbon," but it is a legal requirement for "straight bourbon." However, in practice, most bourbon whiskeys are aged for at least four years.
Bourbon must be put into the barrels at no more than 125 U.S. proof. After aging it is diluted with water and bottled. Bottling proof for whiskey must be at least 80 proof (40% abv) and most whiskey is sold at 80 proof. Other common proofs are 86, 90, 94, 100 and 107, and whiskeys of up to 142 proof have been sold. Some higher proof bottlings are "barrel proof."
Bourbon can legally be made anywhere in the United States where it is legal to distill spirits. Legitimate production is not restricted to Kentucky, although currently all but a few brands are made there, and the drink is associated strongly with that commonwealth. Illinois once produced nearly as much bourbon whiskey as Kentucky, and bourbon continues to be made in Virginia. In the past bourbon has been made in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri and Kansas.
Hot Spiced Apple Champagne Punch Recipe
3 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp grated orange zes t
12 oz frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
4 bottles white wine
1 bottle Champagne, chilled
For Ice Ring
8oz pineapple chunks
1 orange, sliced into rounds
4oz maraschino cherries, drained
This definitely makes enough for a large party!
Put the pumpkin pie spice, orange zest and apple juice into a pan. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
In a large container, mix juice and white wine, and chill overnight. At this same time, make an ice ring out of the fruits, and freeze overnight.
Strain the liquid, and put into a punch bowl. Add in the Champagne. Top with fruit ice ring.
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