Johnnie Walker Blue Label Middle East Willow

The latest release Willow Bottle designed my renowned artist Rana Zaher to depict the journey of the Johnnie Walker brand from Scotland to the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. The depiction incorporates elements from Lebanon, Dubai, Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar.
From traditional Lebanese houses to the pillars of Baalbak, ending with the Petra treasury, palm trees, and Burj Khalifa.
Another exquisite Willow bottle from Johnnie Walker

What’s the Willow in the JW Blue Willow collection bottles

The Willow pattern, more commonly known as Blue Willow, is a distinctive and elaborate pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares. The pattern was popular in 18th century England, e.g. porcelain designed by Thomas Minton around 1790 and has been in use for over 200 years. The design was inspired by the china England imported from China during the late 18th century. Other references give alternative origins, such as Thomas Turner of Caughley porcelain, with a design date of 1780. Willow refers to the pattern, a specific treatment, either applied transfer, or stamp, known as transfer ware. Background colour is always white, while foreground colour depends on the maker; blue the most common, followed by pink, green, and brown. Assortment, shape and dates of production vary.