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Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker
Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Johnnie Walker
Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of apricots in syrup, southern biscuit, toffee-coated nuts, and creme brulee with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of maple and hint of peat finish. A rich and roasty blended Scotch whisky that’s easy to love; sip or mix.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: apricots in syrup, southern biscuit, toffee-coated nuts, and creme brulee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of maple and hint of peat
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and roasty blended Scotch whisky that's easy to love; sip or mix.

The Producer or Importer

Diageo North America

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

Blended Scotch

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Serve in a Glencairn 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.