Johnnie Walker Black Label Review [In Depth]
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky Details
Distillery: Johnnie Walker (Diageo)
Type & Region: Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotland
Composition: Blend of malt and grain whisky
Aged: 12 years
Color: 1.0 (deep copper)
Price: $30-40 (750mL)
From the company website:Johnnie Walker Black Label is one of life’s true icons. A masterful blend of single malt and grain whiskies from across Scotland, aged for at least 12 years. The result is a timeless classic with depth and balance of flavor. Drink it with ice, neat or in a Highball.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whiskey overview
- Blended – comes from multiple distilleries. Single means one distillery
- Scotch Whisky (with no mention of malt) – mix of Scotch made from 100% malted barley, and Scotch made from other grains (usually corn, called grain whiskey)
- 12 Year – all the whiskey in the blend is at least 12 years old
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whiskey smell
The main change is that the smoky peat wakes up a little. It’s still not a peat bomb like Laphroaig, so I’d consider this one of the gentler peated Scotches. I guess I should mention that I’m a fan of peated Scotch, so it’s possible that I’ve gotten used to the smoke and it’s actually stronger than I think it is, and I think Laphroaig is “normal” and this is “gentle”. So take all of that with a grain of salt.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whiskey taste and aftertaste
Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky Rating
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