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Overall rating
83.19/100
votes
444
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
The Art of Pure Malt
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000267096612
Added on
26 Sep 2010 3:41 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 79,00

444 × member ratings

1818 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

22 Notes

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
12 May 2018 12:23 am
schero gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Malzige und vanillige, aber auch sehr orangige Süße, unterschwellig aschiger Rauch, die Orangen sind sehr saftig ohne Bitterkeit, Geleedrops 

Taste

Malzig süß, milder Antritt, wieder die saftigen Orangen, die Eiche ist da, schon würzig, cremig

Finish

Die orangige Süße dominiert, direkt sehr schön wärmend, leichte Bitterkeit am Gaumen 

Comments

Ein sehr schöner Blend. Vor allem für das Geld. Erinnert mich sehr an oldschool-Blends. 

Trinker sind Weltretter My Collection www.whiskyinstitut.de
Hotspur000
Member Junior Hotspur000 Note
07 Jul 2015 3:37 am
Hotspur000 gave this whisky 85 points

I'm so lucky I live in Taiwan where this is still readily available everywhere for only around $25USD (no joke).

I'm thinking of stockpiling some. Good idea?
Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
03 Nov 2017 8:53 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Smoky, caramel, vanilla, yellow fruits (citrus fruits, unripe apples), peppery malt, some honey.

Taste

Slightly smoke, citrus fruits (lemon and a lot of oranges), apricots, stewed apples, yellow gummy bears, some leather notes.

Finish

Medium. Fruits, chocolate, some pepper.

Comments

This Johnnie Walker is quite complex copared to the Red and Black Label. The version (2012) seems more mature and got more different fruits in its charakter compared to the 2015 version. The 2015 version got more smoke and pepper on the palate but isn't quite as fruity. Though it's neck and neck. And for the money a lot of good whisky.

Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10

pelle86
Expert Senior pelle86 Review note
07 Apr 2017 1:45 pm
pelle86 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
80
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
86
Presentation
80
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valery77
Expert Senior valery77 Review note
11 Feb 2017 3:34 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
80
Presentation
80
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
13 Dec 2016 2:05 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 81 points

N- Brandy soaked cherry at the front, follow by toffee and toasted malt. Evolved to marine cold stone mineral and touch of mossy, decay notes of salted fish. Heat build up overtime with spices coated dried fruits.

P- Creamy and oat meal sweetness. Well married with soft and balance flavours. Roasted coffee bean with sweet dates. Frizzy soda. Dry mouthfeel but lightly spirity.

F- Smooth and thick, bristling sensation expands to fresh oak and woody aroma of new book.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
85
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
26 Sep 2016 9:14 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 87 points

Probably my favourite expression of JW along with the KG V

Weighted Rate
87
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
90
Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
30 Aug 2016 11:26 am
Voile de fumée léger, poivre noir, voile boisé, vanille et pointe de clou de girofle. Texture aqueuse, caramel et un côté vert (foin, herbe). La finale est courte-moyenne et présente une légère astringence, le poivre reste bien présent.
Un dram raisonnable sans plus, à mon sens le black label présente un meilleur rapport qualité prix.
bob92
Newbie bob92 Note
19 Aug 2016 11:45 pm
bob92 gave this whisky 75 points

For me this is a pretty straightforward 15yo ex-bourbon scotch.  I don't think it's any better than, say, Glenfiddich 15, and it is more expensive/harder to source where I live (mid-Atlantic US).

kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
14 Jul 2016 1:47 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.1
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
83
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