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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Blue Label (20 cl bottle)

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

16th Dec 2020


Johnnie Walker Blue Label
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I got this 20 cl bottle of Blue Label back in 2016, and had two separate tastings with a friend of mine in September and October of that year, which I type down for you here. It came in a classic light blue little bottle within a neat, cloth-filled, navy blue, cardboard box topped with a tiny cork stopper (check the pic.) Nice attention to detail.

The pour was dark golden to amber with a greenish cast and some oily streaks. All of which I like in my scotch, I must say. Aroma is not super intense, but it isn't subtle either: you got your fruity scents (pineapple, grapefruit, litchee, plantain... quite an orchard), conifers (resin, spruce), raw cereal, grass... Quite a nice variety.

Mouthfeel starts showing restrained power, by which I mean it's powerful but not aggressive (I hope I made myself clear, sorry if not.) Midpalate displays a fantastic acidity: crisp without being tart but verging on it. There's also an interesting metallic tinge and a certain restrained saltiness as well. Oily, slick, with a long-lasting finish with smoky and nutty notes. Blue Label's motto is "Our blend cannot be beat", and I think I do agree.

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