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Overall rating
78.66/100
votes
308
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7044CA004
Barcode
5000267116426
Added on
12 Jan 2014 7:58 pm by very_bad_day
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 34.03

19 × in wishlist

308 × member ratings

955 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Double Black

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.66 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    aren´t we snobs sometimes. this baby has been resting in peace for quite some time on my shelf since I have opened it. what a shame, cause this is good stuff and a real bfyb at that price.
    of course not a big whisky but it beats hundreds of far more expensive single malts.
    up 3 points since last time
    86/100
    • Nose
      wow... this is not bad at all. a nice, round peater with great balance.
      the smoke is obvious but gentle and integrated very well. a little eucalyptus and cough candies.
      coastal feeling with sea breeze, wet beach, hemp ropes and some linseed oil. mild oak.
    • Taste
      good harmony with gentle smoke, sweet malt, a little vanilla, honey or a little beeswax.
      the peated components seem to be rather young but I´d say , there are older non peated whiskies in this blend. I´d really like to know which!
    • Finish
      medium and clean.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    My first whiskey with screw cap since a felt eternity. The price and the fact that I bought a blend make me a little skeptical about the first glass and the first sip. The Johnny Walker Double Black is certainly not a bad whiskey, and for me it can not compete with a single malt. Granted, the JW is a good all-day dram, nothing more, nothing less. A decent PLV and a whiskey next door.
    • Nose
      After pouring a discreet column of smoke rises, fruity elements join. Earthy peat slowly dissolves from the cold smoke, apples and pears mix with the now smoky peat. A pinch of pepper lies in the background while malted cereal mixes with some caramel. A syrupy streak sticks to the glass wall, individual drops dissolve and flow back oily into the glass. Peat, smoke and sweet caramel now dominate the nose.
    • Taste
      Fruity, sourish flavors mix with the first sip with dry and dry wood elements. Slowly the earthy peat aroma of the nose returns, the cold smoky note lies discreetly in the background, a pinch of pepper spreads warming in the mouth. The austere oak tones now harmonize relatively well with the smoky peat, an old and dark walnut aroma rises from the dry wood notes. The wood and the peat play together and slowly the taste goes on harsh and smoky in the finish.
    • Finish
      Woody notes and cold smoke mix to a bitter aroma. Here and there are fruity elements, a hint of vanilla comes to light. Slowly, the harsh oak tones go back into dark and old walnut flavor. A pleasant peat note is above all else.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. scary scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  6. AdamsB scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    The only peat blend whiskey in the JW family.
    • Nose
      66 66
      Smoke, vanilla, honey, almonds, pitch, hospital smell
    • Taste
      69 69
      Peaty smoke, vanilla, pepper,
    • Finish
      69 69
      Wanilia, lukrecja, długi, nie intensywny smak torfowego dymu.

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      71 71

  8. c02pon scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A nice smooth whisky, Nothing complex, not overly peaty but a good everyday whisky.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, vanilla, furniture polish, cinnamon, cake, floral, dates, caramel, cream notes on nose.

    Creosote, spices, pepper, cream, oak cask, light dryness, dried fruits on palate.

    Middle finish with caramel, peated smoke, spices, vanilla, dry hay and sea foods note.

    This is a very good scotch with nice balance of sweetness and peat smoke.

  10. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The fragrance is slightly smoky with lots of liquorice (typical Dutch 'trekdrop') and some spiciness. The taste is somewhat sharp with again clear liquorice influences. The finish is short with bitterness and spiciness in it.

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