The new expression will launch next month

The new expression will launch next month

Diageo's John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2015

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, blended, 46.8% abv

Available - From next month

Location - Global 

Price - GBP550 (US$860) per bottle

Diageo is to launch a second Private Collection edition under its John Walker & Sons brand. 

The new expression, due for release next month, will use a blend of whiskies from across Diageo's distilleries. The 2014 Edition was launched in May

At a launch event today, a Diageo spokesperson said 8,888 bottles of the new expression will be released across global markets, with about 500 for sale in the UK. Other major markets include the US, Travel Retail and Asia.

Jim Beveridge, Diageo's master blender for Johnnie Walker, said he is working on the 2016 expression but it is too early to reveal what character it will have. “Hopefully, the next one will complement what has gone before,” he said. “What will be the obvious flavour? That's what we're trying to get to.”

In October, Diageo launched a global campaign to support four of its Johnnie Walker variants, Gold, Black, Blue and Double Black.