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Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker
Blue Label Ghost & Rare Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 46%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$399
2018 Best Blended Scotch

Johnnie Walker
Blue Label Ghost & Rare Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 46%
Golden amber color. Aromas of varnished wood, coffee, honey candy, cherries, sesame, and tomato leaf with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-length brown sugar pop tart, black pepper, and vanilla-ginger lozenge finish. A velvety nectar fit for special occasions.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: varnished wood, coffee, honey candy, cherries, sesame, and tomato leaf
Taste Flavor: brown sugar pop tart, black pepper, and vanilla-ginger lozenge
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Penicillin, Fish House Punch, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A velvety nectar fit for special occasions.

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.