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Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year Old

Johnnie Walker Green Label

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

24th May 2019

1

  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    87

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First neat, then on ice, at home.

It pours bright golden, with some greenish shades and the oily streaks that are so common in any Johnnie Walker when hit directly by light. I must say the greenish tinges are only apt for the name of the scotch!

Aroma, though not very intense, is rather nice and varied: some heavy scents (cocoa, vanilla), some lighter ones (mowed lawn, conifer) and a subtle hint of fresh pineapple.

The sip begins strong and powerful, yielding some metallic flavors along the way (some people consider metallic to be always a fault, but that's not my case, as long as we're talking about a pleasant metallic taste). Long-lasting swallow, bitterer than most regular whiskies.

So far everything seems fine and dandy, but: watch out if you get carried away and drink one dram too many, for the next day reminds me more of a brandy than scotch. Hangover alert.

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11 comments

@DaveM
DaveM commented

Is this the older Green Label or the relaunched version?

3 months ago 0

@huineman
huineman commented

Relaunched, sorry I didn't mention.

3 months ago 0

@RianC
RianC commented

@DaveM & @huineman - Looking at the image - that's the labeling that was used on the first re-released JWG (c2016).

They've since changed the labeling again (early 2018 if I remember correctly) so this looks like one of the earlier batches of the re-released. Does that make sense?

I've had both re-released bottlings and found the earlier ones (pictured here) to be of a superior quality to the more recent ones.

3 months ago 2Who liked this?

@huineman
huineman commented

@RianC and @DaveM The tasting took place on October 6, 2016, to be precise. So yes, it makes perfect sense.

3 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@huineman Can you confirm: the notes you posted are from a tasting in 2016?

3 months ago 0

@huineman
huineman commented

@Nozinan - Yes, it's a tasting I wrote down two and a half years ago, I hope that's not an issue.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@huineman Not necessarily, but transparency is always key.

2 months ago 0

@huineman
huineman commented

Roger that, @Nozinan - In the future I'll make sure I include tasting dates.

2 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@huineman Are they still using a screw cap on the re-launched version?

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 commented

@BlueNote That looks like the top half of the capsule and the cork top in the picture.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

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