Thursday, 15 December 2016

Johnnie Walker Blue Label in "The West Wing"

It has been exactly 5 years since the we last posted a scotch sighting from The West Wing.  This seems like the kind of show which would feature people drinking the stuff every second episode.  Oh well, I'll take what I can get.  This scene takes place halfway through the 9th episode of season 3 which aired all the way back in 2001.  It is also the first we've heard of a 60 year old scotch being used the blending of Blue Label.  Can anyone clarify this?

1 comment:

  1. Actually, this claim dates back to the early days of Blue Label, and was the inspiration for the rule today that Scotch Whiskies can only mention the age of the youngest whisky in a blend. At the time, there were supposedly malt whiskies as old as 60 years old used in the proprietary Blue Label blend, and the brand's managers in Taiwan and other markets promoted that in their advertising. Today, there are still a lot of old whiskies in the blend, but Diageo does not put an official age statement on it.

    Mark Gillespie