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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Overall rating
88.80/100
votes
42
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Ghost & Rare Series
Bottled
2017
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Brora & Rare
Added on
10 Dec 2017 11:08 am by holborndrinker
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 295,92

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Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points

  1. mosesumike scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Take a look at adventuresinwhiskey,...Highly recommended! 9/10

    https://adventuresinwhiskey.com/2017/12/26/johnnie-walker-blue-label-ghost-and-rare-whisky-review/

    ______________________________________________https://whiskyexperts.net/neu-johnnie-walker-blue-label-ghost-and-rare-brora-pittyvaich-cambus/

    Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare enthält als sein Herzstück Whisky aus Brora, Pittyvaich und der geschlossenen Grain Distillery Cambus. Dazu findet man in ihm noch fünf andere Whiskys aus den Brennereien Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie und Cameronbridge

    Quelle: whiskyexperts.net

    ____________________________________________https://scotchwhisky.com/whisky-reviews/new-whiskies/17203/batch-127/

    CONCLUSIONThis is about movement and time, flashes like memories rising then receding as others take their place. You can only get this effect by blending. In fact, it is what blending is about, and this is a masterpiece of that art.

    by Dave Broom, ... Score 92

    _______________________________________________https://distiller.com/spirits/johnnie-walker-blue-label-ghost-and-rare

    Reviewed by Stephanie Moreno

    "Let this breathe just a moment before nosing and tasting. Once you're in full drinking mode, aromas of menthol, wool, and tobacco appear along with caramel and lemon zest. The volume is turned way down, however, to maybe a three out of ten on the dial. Average weight on the palate with a little bite thanks to the 92 proof bottling. Gentle peat smoke with its herbal attributes are most evident on the finish. Take your time with this one to really experience the whisky to its fullest."

    by Distiller,... Score 91

    _________________________________________________

  2. DrBardamu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is a wonderfully good Blue Label, in which the end result is much more than the sum of its parts. A masterpiece. Oh, by the way… the second edition will be coming soon. And the protagonist in that one will be that other trophy malt from Diageo. Yup, you’ve guessed it: Port Ellen. Start saving up.
    • Nose
      It does not happen often (at least not often enough) that I get an ‘OMG’-moment when first sniffing a whisky. This is one of those. A very rich, aromatic, complex nose on roasted pineapple, peach, oranges, joined quickly by earthy notes as if I am standing on the earthen floor of an old dunnage warehouse. And while it is impossible to guess how much Brora went in the mix, I could swear I can detect it! The typical waxiness from Clynelish is also very prominent. Loads of nuts (almonds and hazelnuts) and some honey give it an extra sweet twist. It is even slightly tropical in the background with some banana and coconut. Hint of eucalyptus. In case you were still wondering: yes, this is very complex!
    • Taste
      The arrival is very sweet, a tad spicy and quite smoky. Yellow and green fruit softly evolve towards barley sugar and nuts, upholstered with mint, pipe tobacco, garden herbs, dark chocolate, candy floss and crème brûlée. The smokiness grows.
    • Finish
      The finish starts smoky, but then quickly makes room for subtle sweet, fruity notes and some oak at the death.

  4. jdg did not rate this whisky Newbie

    This is on sale on Ocado (UK) for £110 (6th to 12th June).

  5. Dionysus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Probably the best blends I tasted.
    • Nose
      It is complex, pencil peal, wax, chocolates, a whiff of smoke, sweet oak, a bit artificial
    • Taste
      Oak, mints, very refreshing, smooth, smoked bacon, savoury orange
    • Finish
      Long and minty, minty chocolates, mothballs, 

  8. WhiskyNotes did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/blends/johnnie-walker-blue-label-brora-and-rare/

    Nose: really nice, with a dusty warehouse as well as some earthy / mineral notes that do hint towards Brora. Lots of hazelnuts. Yellow apples, oranges and peaches. Hints of roasted pineapple. Cedar. Waxy notes. A light honeyed sweetness in the background. A grainy edge and a kind of exotic fragrant touch as well. Smooth but rather complex for a blend.
    Mouth: sweet start, on sugared almonds, apples and honey. Then moving to malty and nutty notes (sugar coated almonds and hazelnuts) and some mineral and earthy notes (mint, heather, a little tobacco). Some chocolate and delicate smoke. Always a waxy side as well.
    Finish: rather okay, with a light woody note, crème brûlée and roasted nuts.

    This is a very good blend, with a complex nose. Overall the added mineral / earthy hints make it more interesting the the regular Johnnie Walker Blue Label. You’re paying quite a heavy price though, for supposedly just a limited amount of Brora in the mix.

  9. Zumbar scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This is a great whisky. People saying otherwise are biased. The nose from Brora and in part of the aftertaste is quite obvious and great!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/four-linkwoods-two-blends-and-a-balvenie/

    Let’s hope the inclusion of what’s left of precious Brora stocks is justified for this premiumised blend.

    N: A murky start with some movement towards vanilla treacle sugars. Very JW and not least because of the price, a very disappointing start. Blends huh!
    T: An old skool blended style for sure with a typical metallic touch. The form improves with time though the overall experience is brief.
    F: Not long. I picked out a clear Euthymol toothpaste note but wrote down nothing else.
    C: I wonder whether the Brora would have faired better on its own? Dodge a bullet and save your money for the Burnside. Further reading: scotchwhisky.com: Why ‘lost’ whiskies should never be blended.Scores a C+

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