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Johnnie Walker Red Label

Johnnie Walker Red Label

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

18th May 2019


Johnnie Walker Red Label
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On iceball at home. I know this one is a mixer but let's give it a try on its own.

It pours clean golden to amber with some oily highlights.

Aroma is rather low: before adding water all I get is boozy and ester-y scents, so let's pour some water. Okay, afterwards some new things pop up: raw cereal, pine wood (not needle nor cone) and dry lemon.

In the mouth, even though it appears powerful, it's not as aggressive as expected. Pity the acidity is rather low, making it lose freshness. The finish is medium-lasting and, again, there's a big problem if you didn't dilute: aftertaste is nail polish. When diluted, this might seem transformed into smoke. So dilute it.

Yeah, not my cup of tea (or my dram of whisky, for that reason.) And, definitely a mixer.

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