Johnnie Walker

Platinum 18 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Johnnie Walker
Expression: Platinum 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature and lightly fungal to start. Touches of orange pith and green grass, then hessian and real heathery smoke. Honey and peach.
Palate: A lightly smoky entrance and then the veil lifts to allow apricot, honey and a waxy feel.
Finish: Fades slightly into light smoke.
Comment: Though I miss Gold at this age statement this is a worthy replacement with a little more overt Walker characteristics: smoke and a sherried grip.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, complex, elegant. Ripe and dried fruit. Almonds, raisins and apricot. Beeswax. Old leather. A touch of earthy peat.
Palate: Smooth and sweet. Satin-like. Perfect balance with the nose. Oak is melted into fruit.
Finish: Long, spicy with this delightful elegant oak character.
Comment: A beautiful dram. But it would have delivered even more if it had been bottled at 43%.
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