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Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch EXP#8 - Rum Cask Finish

Overall rating
77.28/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB100114
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Rum Cask
Strength
40.8 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5000267168470
Added on
27 Aug 2017 8:34 am by holborndrinker
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.55

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50 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch EXP#8 - Rum Cask Finish

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.28 points

  1. kaju scored this whisky 50 points Member Senior

    Have today totaled 10 cl of this whiskey, but even those have not convinced me! There are too few flavors that can be attributed to a Rumfass and it is just too shallow of the flavors. The departure can not inspire me either, but at this price level you should not expect too much either. Also time has not really changed much in the nose and the taste. I did not dilute it or tried it as the basis for a cocktail, so I can not judge if it is suitable for it. Nose: very closed, mostly sweet smells Mouth: sweetness, fruit, vanilla, caramel, nutty, no pungency, barely seasoning, no phenolic burning..Where should it be at 40.8%? Departure: 2 minutes I would appreciate, did not really look at the clock, and I find this definition always the hardest. What is short, medium, long? In short, for the price certainly okay, but he can not convince me. No Daily dram.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Neat I call this so-so, but if you try it in a Scotch Mojito, you’ll be in seventh heaven. 
    • Nose
      The nose starts rather closed, I feel. It takes a while before some citrus appears in the guise of lime and some juicy mandarin. Pineapple cubes! Hint of white chocolate as well as some woodsmoke, albeit all the way in the background.
    • Taste
      It is silky soft, but very creamy. Next to the pineapple and citrus, I also get some marzipan and mint. Pretty spicy too, on white pepper and a pinch of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and very sweet.

  3. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    S 6
    Way too thin thanks to the 40.8% low abv and the blend itself. Rum cask influence is heavy-handed here. I can taste the molasses and rum cask spices, but nothing else. If I want a rum I'd go buy rum instead.

    [71-77] Worth a try but not a bottle.

    N 22
    Used the perfect measure copita and still feel very thin. Brown sugar, tropical spices and a whiff of vanilla.

    P 23
    Spices dominated the palate (dry ginger, nutmeg). Then tropical fruit and some burnt sugar underlying.

    F 22
    Short finish. Mostly just all spices lingering. A hint of smoke towards the end.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2019

    nice addition, but quite sweet, and bit overdone with vanilla and rum raisins.
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. Merl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. ralle1968 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A calm, mild nose with a fruit spritzer aroma and light grain notes. The taste shows first chilli, then tropical fruits and dried coconut. A little honey and vanilla peek around the corner. The not-very-long aftertaste shows uncomplicated grain and fruit sweetness, a bit like a Bircher muesli yogurt - but with a few candidate mangoes and papayas instead
    Raisins. Great PLV, great entry-level dram; like the entire Blender's batch from JW.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Ripe banana and cola mix this time that actually very rum-ish indeed, molasses, burnt grass, tobacco with sweetened red bean soup and dice mango. Mineral with salty tang, furry and some grilled orange. Better than I expected after disappointing encounter with #B2 and #B9...very good start with the nose so far. Surprisingly good and high on malt content. (87/21)

    P- Fat, creamy with spicy coat along caramelized fruits, sour citrus with cola sweet. Silky and velvet with drift of demarara., some Guyana in here? Another pleasant surprise. (88/22)

    F- Medium, smooth and refine for a NAS blend (and again...) with nice dry zesty sphere, very fruity with good weight. Touch of nice bitterness linger, delicious. (87/21)

    B/B- 88/22

    Cr- 1, Fr- 3, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 0, Sp- 0, Wd- 3, Wn-1, Sc-1

    Weighted Rate- 86pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Ripe banana and cola mix this time that actually very rum-ish indeed, molasses, burnt grass, tobacco with sweetened red bean soup and dice mango. Mineral with salty tang, furry and some grilled orange. Better than I expected after disappointing encounter with #B2 and #B9...very good start with the nose so far. Surprisingly good and high on malt content. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Fat, creamy with spicy coat along caramelized fruits, sour citrus with cola sweet. Silky and velvet with drift of demarara., some Guyana in here? Another pleasant surprise. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, smooth and refine for a NAS blend (and again...) with nice dry zesty sphere, very fruity with good weight. Touch of nice bitterness linger, delicious. (87/21)

      B/B- 88/22

      Cr- 1, Fr- 3, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 0, Sp- 0, Wd- 3, Wn-1, Sc-1

      Weighted Rate- 86pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

  10. EarlMobile scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Unfortunately, the whiskey looks a bit young and the influence of the rum is not very present. Only the spicy Rye influence I found quite nice. Overall, the whiskey but not convincing.

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