Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Justerini & Brooks Ltd. (J&B)
Bottling serie
A Blend Of The Purest Old Scotch Whiskies
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2019 1:31 pm

Average value

€ 26.00

6 × in wishlist

118 × member ratings

244 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for J&B Rare

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 66.09 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 55 points Super Administrator

    J&B Rare is a low-cost Blended Scotch of rather insufficient quality. The nose is sweet and fruity with a pervasive and unpleasantly dominating toffee note. Although said to be slightly peaty, I couldn't detect that. Drunk neat, the youthful harshness of the spirit turns into indistinct and sweet spiciness. There is a metallic aftertaste, and the grain whisky is doing an awful lot of work in this blend. Mixed with Coca Cola, the dominant toffee does not harmonize with the sweetness of the drink. To sum up, I did not enjoy J&B Rare - neither neat, nor as a mixer.

    RATING: 1.9/5.0 stars ≙ 55 pts → INFERIOR [-]
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      55 55

  2. erogers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    At first taste, very similar to The Famous Grouse, but there’s a nuttiness along with notes of pepper and citrus that make J&B markedly different.  The malt snob in me wants to criticize this blend, but it’s really not bad at all.  It’s one of the few blends I actually enjoy sipping neat.
    • Nose
      Vanilla creme, baking spice, oak, pepper, citrus, chopped walnuts.
    • Taste
      Smooth, with walnut, marshmallow fluff, caramel, and vanilla.
    • Finish
      A bit more vanilla-marshmallow, with a spicy, mossy, peppery fade.  Perhaps an extremely faint wisp of smoke at the very end.

  3. Travelller scored this whisky 50 points Member Senior


  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 55 points Connoisseur

    - a whiskey that is more likely intended for cocktails
    or "enjoy" with ice cream
    - at 16 € you can't expect much and it's coming
    not much either except burning alcohol
    - fights for the red lantern of the with JW Red Label
    "well-known" cheap Scottish blended whiskey
    • Nose
      sharp smell of alcohol
    • Taste
      sharp alcoholic taste in the beginning, remains very alcoholic
    • Finish
      short burning finish;
      short sharp aftertaste

  5. Chesterfield scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. Svjatogor scored this whisky 36 points Expert Senior

    weird (unpleasant) notes: rubber, burned plastics, rotten fruits, alcohol.. bud relatively smooth in mounth, for low price

  7. NLopes16 scored this whisky 66 points Newbie

  8. punchbowl scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      65 65

  9. jankes scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      67 67

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75


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