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Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

29th Nov 2020


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On my way uploading my tasting notebook here, today we have a review from Jan 2015 that took place at Platea, Madrid.

During those times, as I've mentioned elsewhere, it was trendy to serve scotch on iceball, and at the bar they had this huge "Macallan Ice Ball Machine" that cost about 900 € just to ruin your sip. No wonder I've never seen one of those again in the next five years.

But honor to whom it's due: it was mesmerizing to see that oversized, heavy, copper paperweight melting away a full block of ice just to leave a glass-sized sphere.

OK, so this review is for the "reserve" Gold Label, no age statement. It pours intense golden with an ocher cast, boasting scents of caramel and crème brûlée alongside recently mowed lawn and orange peel.

First contact with the tongue is smooth, less sweet than the nose forecast. Midpalate is oily and robust, leading to a very smoky, medium to long-lasting finish. Not bad at all.

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