Tasting notes – Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker Family

JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL

JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL

The Pioneer Blend

JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL is the pioneer blend of the JOHNNIE WALKER family. This is the blend that saw JOHNNIE WALKER reach out from its humble beginnings in 1820 to become one of the world’s first truly global brands. On appearance Red Label is vibrant and bright, showcasing golden, honey and amber colours. The nose is full of character lending fresh, fruity, spicy and smokey aromas. This wonderful Scotch Whisky delivers big flavour and is a pleasant fresh whisky, both smooth and warm. A robust, traditional whisky on the palate exhibiting sweet notes of vanilla, spice and malt. The finish is warm with lingering smokey elements.

JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL

JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL

The Iconic Blend

JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL, is one of the most recognisable whiskies one can come across. Not just iconic in appearance but also in taste. Black Label exhibits an intense, rich gold hue and is accompanied by rich, complex and full-bodied aromas which are fruity, spicy, smoky and also show hints of vanilla. Black Label is undoubtedly smooth and warming on the palate with a medium sweet, rich finish and offers hints of peat.

JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK

JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK

The Intense Blend

JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK is a powerful Blended Scotch Whisky, dark in character and intense in flavour. It is both full bodied and complex with the signature JOHNNIE WALKER peat smoke shining through, rich raisins and sultanas. Apples, pears and orange zest bring freshness while creamy vanilla and spice bring a softness and sweetness to the tongue. The long warming finish combines spicy oak tannins and lingering smoke. The deeper, more intense, taste of JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK derives from the combination of selected aged, naturally smoky whiskies with whiskies matured in deep-charred oak barrels, all expertly blended to bring out the smokiest flavours. Double Black is suited to lovers of JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL who are looking for a more intense taste and status.

JOHNNIE WALKER GOLD LABEL RESERVE

JOHNNIE WALKER GOLD LABEL RESERVE

The Celebration Blend

JOHNNIE WALKER GOLD LABEL RESERVE is a celebration of the blender’s art. Here, Master Distiller Jim Beveridge has handpicked specially chosen casks from selected parts of his unrivalled reserves and then skilfully blended them to create a bold confident blend which is every bit as luxurious and indulgent as its name suggests. Designed to indulge, Gold Label Reserve is a bold, full-flavoured blend that reflects both the Speyside and Highland styles with notes of Island smokiness.

JOHNNIE WALKER PLATINUM LABEL

JOHNNIE WALKER PLATINUM LABEL

The Private Blend

JOHNNIE WALKER Platinum Label is a complex blend with deep layers of flavour that perfectly balance the diverse character of the distilleries from which it is born and the wood in which it has rested. It is rich and refined – delivering the depth and complexity you would expect from a full-flavoured JOHNNIE WALKER blend. This Scotch Whisky reflects a strong sweet and elegant Speyside style. It has a rich, dark and intense flavour that rewards those who take the time to savour it. A variety of aromas and flavour notes surface; stewed fruit, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant, nuttiness, almonds, waxy, fruity, vanilla, tangerines, sweet, slight drying astringency with subtle smokiness.

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL

The Rare Blend

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL is an exceptional liquid, the most premium of Blended Scotch Whiskies, inspired by the rare flavour of Alexander Walker’s legendary 1867 ‘Old Highland Whisky’.

This special blend offers a mellow, rounded nose, with a dry smokiness mixing with raisin sweetness. It is best savoured with the palate cleansed and cooled by iced water. One sip reveals a velvety mouth-feel, then an explosion of flavour. At once you’ll discover hazelnuts, honey, rose petals, sherry and oranges. Subsequent sips reward you with more hidden secrets like kumquats, wispy aromatic smoke, sandalwood, tobacco, and dark chocolate.

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