Johnnie Walker

Select Casks Rye Cask Finish

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 131
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Brand: Johnnie Walker
Expression: Select Casks Rye Cask Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Hedgerow in late summer. Blueberries, rosemary and elderflower.
Palate: Excellent cask influence, gives a gingery, buttery and unctuous blend, whichis smooth rounded. Sweet tea, fig jam and sage.
Finish: Smooth and sweet.
Comment: This is a very drinkable whisky indeed, could do with a touch more spice over sweetness but it is jam packed with flavour.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Oak, oak and yet more oak! Intense coffeed tannic oak and thick slabs of American oak with monstrous toffee and rye-like herbal notes. I’m sure I can even detect fat, oily corn!
Palate: Fat, oily and monstrously toasted American oak. Again, I can taste oily corn notes. A touch of herbal and sweet grain attempts to balance but ultimately the oak is holding out.
Finish: Mouth-watering and alcoholic with… Lingering oak notes!
Comment: A one-sided match. Lacking subtly or nuance unfortunately.
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