Johnnie Walker Blue Label
20th Jan 2013
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Tasting Notes by Volks
The high end of Johnnie Walker's range, not to the extremities of the King George but blue label isn't cheap around 250AUD. If you are having a dram courtesy of your brother in law however, cost is not really a factor.
Nose: Complex, busy, maritime notes, brine, smoke, peat also butterscotch, honeyed toast fruit and some woody aromas. With water brine and peat come through more.
Pallet: starts sweet as fruity, butterscotch really coming through at the front. Malty, woody and spicy notes some through next and some peat lingering around behind the scenes . With water maritime notes come through again, peat is more prominent but the experience is still very balanced
Finish: stays sweet and spicy, nice interplay between sweet and savoury. With water lighter, fruitier, a real date note in the finish.
Mark – neat 8.4, with water 8.4
This is good whisky, the balance and range of flavours is very good, and i would say that it is a whisky that is comparable to single malts in its complexity, but that price tag is very hard to get over even if your not paying for it. I'll take a dram off a friend but i don't think its worth the 250.