Type: Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing casks: N/A
Additional coloring: Yes
Average price: € 50.00
Official website: www.johnniewalker.com
Scotland’s most famous blended is back on these pages, with one of the few age-declared versions of its vast offering.
A fusion of single malts from all regions of the country, including whiskies from Talisker, Clynelish Cragganmore, Caol Ila and Linkwood, it returned to the portfolio in 2016 after a four-year absence, dropped at the time to make way for Gold and Platinum.
Last year an all-island version was introduced for travel retail (good timing) called Island Green.
The nose is pleasantly creamy and smooth, a creamy brioche with a touch of cinnamon and chopped fruit (peach, kaiser pear, pineapple, navel orange), tea leaves, beeswax and a balsamic touch. A puff of smoke is perceived in the distance, complementing the profile with elegance. Rich and mellow.
On the palate it expresses a fresher and more herbaceous side, at times floral, on which is grafted the fruit already found on the nose together with honey, lemon drop, dried fruit. Notes of malt and tobacco. The smoke emerges consistently only in the finish.
Not very long finish of smoke, dried fruit, malt and vanilla.
A blended that shows amazing elegance and subtlety considering the price range it’s in, the elements blending in a balanced way offering a complete and quite rich experience. Too bad the finish isn’t up to scratch.
Reviews of Johnnie Walker whisky in the blog:
Johnnie Walker 12yo Black Label
Johnnie Walker 12yo Black Label Origins – Islay
Johnnie Walker 18yo
Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire
Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Johnnie Walker White Walker
Johnnie Walker XR 21yo
The Whiskey Wash