Overall rating
89.28/100
votes
67
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
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 331.14

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67 × member ratings

287 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.28 points.

  1. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicate is the word. Reminds me of many older 90 proof whiskies. The flavors might not be as profound as a cask strength whisky, however it is complex enough, highly
    enjoyable for a relax night.

    My favorite Blue Label thus far.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Subtle fruits, mild smoke, soft new wood, hints of white sugar. More yellow fruits, honey, some fresh apples. Overall very delicate, good balance, quietly elegant.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Tongue coating, oily, fruity. The flavor profile is similar with the nose, complex, good amount of sweetness, mild smoke. Gently complex and balance.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, delicate fruits and honey fades slowly.

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  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great, soft, mature complex blend, despite NAS certainly matured for a long time and great "created!"
    ...a top whisky, which also has its price...
    • Nose
      90 90
      juicy yellow fruits (peach, apricot), sweetness (honey), pastries, gentle spices;
    • Taste
      91 91
      mild, aromatic, harmonious, honey, pastry, vanilla, ripe yellow fruit, slightly oily body, maturity, complexity;
    • Finish
      89 89
      quite long, soft, fruity, gentle sweetness;

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Honey, fruit, salted caramel, spices (primarily white pepper), light fine smoke, wood, notes of old style. It's tasty. 22-23-23-22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Dionysus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. mawean scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Needs a lot of oxygen, then it becomes rounder/creamy/relaxed. Best in the evening, after you've poured it in the morning (sic)... Sometimes it's a bit too sweet for me and too bitter on the finish (almost towards an artificial sweetener note). Otherwise beautifully malty, light fruit in the background and subtle smoke. Enjoyment without intellect - just what you'd expect from JW Blue... 88-90 points depending on mood. For me one of the best, maybe the best JW Blue. But King George V is a tad better...

    Edit: As the first dram in the glass, it sometimes has a bit too much wood and the fruits are covered/superimposed. It is best to enjoy a slightly fruitier whiskey beforehand or in between, then the subtle yellow fruits come into their own.

  7. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balanced with a lot of notes, but for me it's too much
    • Nose
      91 91
      Touch of smoke and brine, aromatic butterscotch, heather honey, brown sugar meat glaze, fragrant - white flowers and fruits (peaches and slightly sour apples). Great balance
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, peat mixed with heather honey and butterscotch, after that peat with cocoa, vanilla and prunes
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, sweet, slightly peaty, brown sugar glaze, prunes

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    No notes, tasted at a show but this is a nice dram and way better than the regular blue label.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. WHISKYEUROPA2009 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.

  11. BuzzT scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  12. Ashita scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. SuperNode scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

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

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