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“There are a lot of similarities between what I do as an artist and what the Johnnie Walker blenders do,” said US artist Tristan Eaton. “We’re on a search for quality. We’re trying to find a way to master raw materials ..."

“There are a lot of similarities between what I do as an artist and what the Johnnie Walker blenders do,” said US artist Tristan Eaton. “We’re on a search for quality. We’re trying to find a way to master raw materials ..."

South African whisky lovers are in for a truly special treat as international iconic whisky leader Johnnie Walker presents an unparalleled gifting experience.

The Scotch whisky maker has collaborated with renowned American artist Tristan Eaton to create a unique design for each of its trademark whiskies, from Johnnie Walker Red Label through to the brand’s pinnacle blend, Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The limited edition designs are being released for people seeking meaningful, one-of-a-kind gifts to give loved ones who appreciate both great whisky and wonderful design.

Johnnie Walker has been shared by friends and families as a memorable and meaningful gift to give for nearly 200 years; their unbeatable range of award-winning whiskies make this artist series the perfect gift to give the whisky and art lovers in your life.

Tristan Eaton took inspiration for his designs from the heritage of Johnnie Walker and the wide range of flavours and aromas that can be found in the Scotch whisky maker’s range of award-winning blends, including the aromas of crisp-cut grass and fresh fruit found in Johnnie Walker Green Label and the smooth, creamy and honeyed notes in Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve.

“There are a lot of similarities between what I do as an artist and what the Johnnie Walker blenders do,” said Eaton. “We’re on a search for quality. We’re trying to find a way to master raw materials to create a final product that people will enjoy and connect with.

“Enjoying whisky should be an experience for all the senses. These limited-edition gift packs are perfect for people with a keen interest in art and whisky. They are celebratory and fun, but I hope there’s something there visually for hardcore whisky connoisseurs, about how we took this flavour and represented it visually, so they can discover how it looks the way it tastes.”

The limited edition Johnnie Walker Artist Series packs are available from leading bottle stores, ranging from R199 for the Red Label gift pack to R2 000 for the pinnacle Blue Label.