Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Islay Origin
Stated Age
12 years old
42.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottled for
Global Travel Retail
Added on
10 Jul 2019 9:28 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 46.91

6 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Black Label

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      typical Caol Ila, nice, fine smokiness, light citrus, deep sweet vanilla and sherry, light campfire that seems to come from Lagavulin
    • Taste
      85 85
      nice smoke, a bit thin, but very tasty, easy drinking, next to smoke, relatively little taste
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Wanting to represent Islay, obviously, they chose the simplest and most direct route, with a whisky full of smoke and seaworthiness that pushes on the two most characteristic aspects without giving much else.
    On the other hand, for such an economic and at the same time "limited" edition, we could not have expected much more.
    Of course, at this point for the same price it is better to take one of the base malts of the blend...
    • Nose
      78 78
      The smell, as expected, reveals the peaty and marine soul of the whisky, with barbecue smoke and salt. The smoke is actually quite light, leaving plenty of room for fruity notes with lemon zest and a spicy touch.
    • Taste
      74 74
      The palate becomes more fleshy and hard, very ashy, with the marine soul to act as a counterpart together with citrus and cloves. Smoking tends to prevail, offering very little evolution.
    • Finish
      74 74
      The finish is medium long, of used ashtray, salt and orange.

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Perfectly balanced sweet peated entry level yet complex
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85


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