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Overall rating
89.63/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB167001
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Legendary Eight 200th Anniversary
Strength
43.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000267180564
Added on
07 Oct 2020 11:07 pm by Galacid
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Average value

€ 297.24

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123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.63 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Legendary

    I was secretly hoping for a fourth release in the Ghost & Rare Series and this one actually would fit in that series (same luxurious packaging and it has some ‘ghost’ distilleries in the mix), but for the 200th anniversary Johnnie Walker launched this Blue Label under the banner Legendary Eight. That tells us three things. One: the blend is composed of legendary whiskies, being the malts Lagavulin, Oban, Teaninich, Blair Athol and Brora, upholstered with the grains Port Dundas, Cameronbridge and Cambus. Two: if you are going to call your whisky legendary, it needs to contain liquid from closed distilleries. Yep: Brora, Port Dundas and Cambus fit the bill. Third: it will not come cheap. This release will set you back some 300 EUR.

    The nose is deliciously subtle. A wonderful mix of tropical fruit – great leading role for pineapple, joined by mandarin and peach – followed by notes of young apples and salted caramel. Lots of brown sugar and light honey, a complex floral note and finally a hint of wood, smoke and salt. None of the aromas dominate, creating a perfect balance. Sorry, but this makes me gasp in awe.

    Nicely oily on the palate. Up front I get some wonderful sweetness in the guise of cinnamon sprinkled apples in the pan, supported by cocoa and vanilla. The smoke returns and whispers a good dollop of Lagavulin. Sultanas and raisins kick in, pineapple and mango reveal themselves. Becomes a tad spicier than I am used to from Blue Label. If you take your time for this one, you’ll find it’s a masterpiece.

    The spices slowly fade in the finish, while the smoke intensifies. A sweet honey note makes this very satisfying.

    If I ever have the good fortune of meeting the amiable Jim Beveridge, I’ll congratulate him in five languages. This whisky is very complex and intruiging. It’s my favourite Blue Label so far. Yes, this is indeed Legendary. Kudos.

  2. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    NOSE rich layers of soft fruit with brown sugar, and sweet wood. From green apple, complemented by the gentle peat that unfolds in the background, to a ripe, warm feeling with a desire for more. PALATE A wonderful sweetness envelops the taste buds, creating notes of stone fruit, stewed apples and cocoa and wonderful smoke. FINISH A puff of smoke comes through to deepen the flavor, resulting in a smooth and slightly peppery finish.

  3. Griller76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very mild smoke permeates this very mild blend. Nothing burns. It is elegantly balanced and dangerously tasty.
    The dignity of age and maturity can be seen in it, but without being dominantly woody. Sweetness is also included in fine nuances.
    So far the Blue Label series has not been available to me in terms of taste. But with this new blend, Johnnie Walker hits the bull's eye for me.

  4. BuzzT scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Ashita scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. SuperNode scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      95 95

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