Is this actually true? Is Johnnie Walker killing off its Green Label at some time in the not too distant future? I can't remember where I read this, but I also heard Mark Gillespie saying that JW was phasing out its Green Label to concentrate on Black. Can anybody confirm this?
If so, it would seem to offer further credence to the article by Gavin Smith in the Malt Whisky Yearbook about the development on the market regarding vatted, sorry blended malts. It seems as though many are moving away from blended malts in favour of either blended whiskies or single malts, skipping what some may consider to be a "stepping stone." The Asian market still seems to like the blended malts, however.