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Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old

Johnnie Walker Platinum Label

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

28th Aug 2020


Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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This blended was crafted back in 2012 in order to replace the Gold Label within the Asian market, but time has passed and the truth is that both now coexist.

A straw-colored pour that yields mostly peaty aromas, whether neat or water or rocks: toast, incense, char, caramel and a hint of toffee.

After that nose I was expecting a stronger dram, but it turns out the mouth is silky, smooth, soft... Way too delicate and easy-going, verging on bland. Medium to long-lasting finish with smoky notes.

I don't know if this strange lack of connection between nose and mouth had initially something to do with the aforementioned Asian target, but to yours truly the result is disappointing (and really overpriced.)

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