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Overall rating
59.88/100
votes
282
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2013 9:02 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 14.07

3 × in wishlist

282 × member ratings

551 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Red Label

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 59.88 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 50 points Connoisseur

    watery and oily somewhere in there you will find scores
    • Nose
      smells thin at first Peat water, black radish juice, some malt beer in the water then comes an alcohol and cereal note
    • Taste
      Cereal on the tongue, with alcohol and malt flavor - much more is not there
    • Finish
      slightly malty aqueous alcohol

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 65 points Administrator

    Well, what can you expect of this classic, low-priced Blended Scotch? Red Label is very young whisky that can be sipped on its own, given that you don't mind the youthful edginess. The nose is certainly lacking complexity, being rather bland, harsh and sweet. Surprisingly, there is a restrained but pleasant Caol Ila/Talisker peatiness coming through. On the palate, indistinct sherry/bourbon notes turn slightly bitter in the development. No real finish. Red Label will most likely end in a tumbler with ice and Coca Cola - and there is nothing wrong with that!

    RATING: 2.2/5.0 stars ≙ 65 pts → POOR [+]
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      60 60

  3. Archer scored this whisky 59 points Connoisseur

    Och nö.
    • Nose
      At the beginning a ham note. Salty. In the background is something floral and grassy. Mineral and slightly alcoholic.
    • Taste
      Mild and herbaceous. Caramel, malt, honey, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Rather short, dry and dry.

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      58 58

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      56 56
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      59 59

  6. schero scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting-Tip
    Average Blend
    40%
    ten years Had I imagined worse ...
    • Nose
      Sweet honey, malty, light orange, one-dimensional
    • Taste
      Again honey with oranges, slight bitterness, a bit sparkling, orange, very light overall
    • Finish
      Mouth-filling, orange peel, light heat

  7. Severan scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  8. punchbowl scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Good to mix.
    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      58 58
    • Finish
      57 57

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      63 63
    • Finish
      58 58

  10. jeffry747 scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    I will admit I am a newbie when it comes to Scotch, Red Label being the first one I have tasted. I know it is cheap, entry level stuff and that there are much better Scotches out there, but I fell in love with Johnnie Walker Red Label. I cannot get enough of that smokiness in both the nose and in the unfortunately short finish. Many say it is best in a mixer, I like it, as I like all my whisky, neat.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      80 80

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