Johnnie Walker Double Black takes Johnnie Walker Black Label as its starting point. Drawing on generations of blending and maturation expertise and with the keys to the largest, most diverse stocks of aged Scotch Whiskies in the world, Johnnie Walker Double Black was created to be a new and complementary perspective on Black Label. When creating Johnnie Walker Double Black the house style of Johnnie Walker Whiskies is evident with their big taste and trademark smokiness. This was the character that was developed by three generations of Walkers in the nineteenth century, and owed much to the Walker's proximity to the West Coast whisky producing regions that were traditionally home to the most strongly flavoured single malts. The original Black Label Walker recipe was changed by adding more heavily peated malt whiskies, and by choosing some that have been aged in deeply charred oak casks, to give the blend the additional intensity.