Johnnie Walker

Black Label

ABV 40%
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Brand: Johnnie Walker
Expression: Black Label
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 17
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Complex, ripe and fruity nose: peat, nutmeg, vanilla, baked apple and raisin over a peat fire. Water brings out peach, heather and a crisp maltiness.
Palate: Sweet to start, syrup, white pepper, orange blossom honey, peaty bass note. Very ripe and chewy. Moves silkily into every part of the mouth.
Finish: Long rich smoky
Comment: The benchmark. Unconvinced by blends? Try this.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Leather armchairs. Sherry. Spices. Mustard.
Palate: At first, sweeter than I remember. Then maltiness and vanilla. Then smoky dryness.
Finish: An eruption of pepper, ginger and allspice.
Comment: Deceptively gentle at first. I have on occasion been completely led astray by what seems to be mildness of this whisky, then taken on a journey of rediscovery. I find new flavours every time.
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