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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
typical Caol Ila, nice, fine smokiness, light citrus, deep sweet vanilla and sherry, light campfire that seems to come from Lagavulin
nice smoke, a bit thin, but very tasty, easy drinking, next to smoke, relatively little taste
- 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...
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.
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.
The finish is medium long, of used ashtray, salt and orange.
- Perfectly balanced sweet peated entry level yet complex