Johnnie Walker to release Limited Edition Blade Runner 2049 ‘Director’s Cut’ whisky.

Usually most film merchandise is fits within a certain expected range of items. Baseball caps, t-shirts, keyrings, that sort of stuff.  But the director of Blade Runner 2049 has created something a little bit different for his upcoming movie. Like Blade Runner? Like Whisky? If the answer is ‘yes’ then read on…

Denis Villeneuve has teamed up with Johnnie Walker to create a whiskey blend based on the bottles seen in his upcoming movie. The director explained;

“Like many fans, I remember the Johnnie Walker bottle from the first film, so it was a unique privilege to collaborate with Johnnie Walker on designing a totally original, custom bottle for the new movie. It was also a once-in-a-lifetime experience to help create the limited-edition Director’s Cut blend, which perfectly captures the complex mysterious world of ‘Blade Runner 2049’.”

Johnnie Walker master blender, Jim Beveridge (that his actual name) had this to say;

“What we have created in Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director’s Cut is something really special that fans will be able to relate to and whiskey drinkers will love. I was truly inspired by Villeneuve’s artistic vision for Blade Runner 2049 and how it could come to life in this new blend.”

The Johnnie Walker Director’s Cut Limited Edition is limited to just 2,000 bottles worldwide (although Amazon states it is 5,000 bottles) and are currently only for sale in the U.K. for £90 from Amazon U.K. and are sure to become a massive investment for memorabilia fanatics and whiskey connoisseurs alike.

Source : Movieweb