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Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker
Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25
2019 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Blended Scotch

Johnnie Walker
Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas of poached pear, honey, sticky toffee pudding, heather, spun sugar, and bay with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long grilled bell pepper, smoked peach, crispy brownies, and aniseed finish. A rich and satisfying blended scotch with a stealthy lining of peat.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Smoky, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: poached pear, honey, sticky toffee pudding, heather, spun sugar, and bay
Taste Flavor: grilled bell pepper, smoked peach, crispy brownies, and aniseed
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and satisfying blended scotch with a stealthy lining of peat.

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.