Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Pig, the latest in Johnnie Walker’s limited edition designs.
Johnnie Walker will be releasing a Blue Label celebrating the Year of the Pig, 2019. Last time the Chinese celebrated the Year of the Pig was back in 2007. The Chinese years are named after twelve zodiac animals, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
Not much is known more than it is bottled at 46% ABV and the bottles will be individually numbered. This year’s Chinese New Year’s celebration, Year of the Dog, was released in Nov 2017 at an RSP of £175. The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Limited Edition Designs is available in most markets, in contrast to some of the earlier Johnnie Walker releases celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Earlier releases from Johnnie Walker being mainly available in the Asian markets has been among others in 2013 a 12 bottle release Zodiac Collection and others like the Year of the Horse only being available in Taiwan.
For collectors, it can be interesting to know the ABV may differ between markets. For example, the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year of the Monkey is available at 40%, 43%, and 46%.