Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Jan 2014 7:58 pm by wbarchive_350097

Average value

€ 32.93

22 × in wishlist

406 × member ratings

1262 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Double Black

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.52 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
    • 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 Connoisseur

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

  4. jvanopstal scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Strong stuff. Probably mainly appreciated by a novice whisky drinker
    • Nose
      76 76
      Smoky and a little medicinal with some fruit
    • Taste
      76 76
      Peaty smoke and a little touch of sweetness of honey
    • Finish
      77 77
      Long smoky and spicy

  5. VanOpek did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      a little bit medicinal, slightly smoky, dry, alcohol, undefined sweetness
    • Taste
      dry, pepper, hints of sweetness, oak, light and smooth, uncomplicated, highly palatable, smoky
    • Finish
      a lot of oak, dry, warm, rather short, bitterness, disappears quickly, pleasant but simple

  6. Rody024 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Tar, peat, smoke and vanilla.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Peat, caramel and some leather.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short finish with a whiff of smoke.

  7. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior


    More intense and more smoke than the Black Label. Well balanced and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      At first fruity, especially mandarin. Then a light smoke that reminds of smoked ham. Some chocolate, or rather cocoa powder. The initially light leather note becomes stronger, plus a little salt. Quite interesting actually.
    • Taste
      Malty and very soft, but not watery. A nice sweetness, a hint of pepper, orange and light smoke.
    • Finish
      The smoke is most noticeable in the finish. In addition, spices, leather and chocolate. An ashy taste remains on the tongue.

  8. EvilAFI scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Creamy, vanilla, thin, light peat, brine, eucalyptus, touch of pepper, grainy

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Arne13 scored this whisky 68 points Newbie



Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?