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Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year Old

Not your typical JW

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

29th Dec 2016


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose: gentle, soft with toffee, apple skin, hints of wood shavings and light peat smokiness. Pleasant and well-rounded. In time becomes sweeter and more medicinal, with notes of orange and iodine.

Taste: sweet, woody Speyside character at the front (lots of Cragganmore in the blend, evidently), followed by smouldering peat. Somewhat bitter at the back of the tongue. Malty and full-bodied overall, with good balance between sweet notes and peat smoke.

Finish: Smoky but not too strong

Balance: a tasty malt indeed, walking a fine line between Speyside and Islay character. The bitterness towards the end throws the balance a bit but doesn't spoil the overall experience.

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BlueNote commented

I'm still working on my last bottle of the original version of this one which is very, very good, probably well into the mid to high 80s. I've resisted going for the newer version because most reviewers feel it is not up to the same standard as the original. The component malts are the same, but perhaps the percentage of each has changed. Based on your review @Megawatt, I might have to give it a try.


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