Full Review

John Walker & Sons

John Walker & Sons
2015 Private Collection Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 46.8%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$815

John Walker & Sons
2015 Private Collection Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 46.8%
Golden amber color. Fruity, spicy aromas of fruit cake and spiced toffee with a supple, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, very long caramelized fruits, rich baking spices, smoked nuts, and pepper finish. A fantastically robust and flavorful blend with great fruit and delicate smoke.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, fruity, smoky & spicy
Aroma Aroma: fruit cake and spiced toffee
Taste Flavor: caramelized fruits, rich baking spices, smoked nuts, and pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically robust and flavorful blend with great fruit and delicate smoke.

The Producer or Importer

Diageo North America

The Producer or  Importer
530 Fifth Avenue #4
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 646-223-2000

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Blended Scotch

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Serve in a Scotch Whisky Glass
Blended Scotch whiskies require a mix of dozens of different malt whiskies to be combined with grain whisky in order to create the desired blend. The individual percentages of each malt whisky may be small, but each contributes its unique character to the blend. A blender will thus need to buy or produce a large amount of different malt whiskies in order to maintain the consistency of the blend. Thus, for a malt whisky distillery, the single malt may get all of the glory, but the blends ultimately pay the bills.