Overall rating
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 very_bad_day

Average value

€ 33.44

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Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Double Black

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.47 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 Expert Senior

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

  4. Kilo1 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    Not a simple, smoky but liquidish whiskey, the second time I would not have taken a bottle.

  5. EmilioG77 scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Great whiskey pra every day for the good value for money
    • Nose
      84 84
      Strong smell of peat, a lot of smoke and some vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Great balance between smoky flavor, wood and leather.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short and quite smooth, the smoky leaves room for the caramel.

  6. Gigiomix scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Intrigued by the range (I had never tasted a Johnnie Walker in my life, I swear!) I took the mini-bottle tasting kit with the tops, Black, Double Black, Gold Label Reserve and Blue Label. Ranking and notes: 5: Double Black: a lot of resin on the nose, dried fruit on the palate, a lot of smoking and a little bitterish. Weak and bitter finish. None of that. 2.5. 4: 18 Years Old: I thought better, he too weak on the nose, hay prevails ... on the palate light with dried fruit, grass and many spices. Not bad ending, the best part: sweet but short. 3. 3: Gold Label Reserve. On the nose and on the palate hazelnut and vanilla, hazelnut cake and dried fruit. Weak finish of custard. 3 2: Black Label: big surprise considering the ridiculous price! On the nose and on the palate cream and vanilla, light smoking (not as strong as double). Short but pleasantly full-bodied finish. I also found a drizzle of peat. What can I say, with € 25 you take home a bottle far better than many 12yo singles on the market ... 3.5. 1: Blue Label: I was curious and doubtful. A blended nas of 150 and passes € per bowl, not appreciated on bible whiskey but recognized as a great whiskey. I disagree with the high Jim Murray ... and I will immediately buy a whole bottle! On the nose light, but on the palate explosion of sweet, honey, Williams pears, pine nuts, Catalan cream. Pure silk on the tongue. Long but not very long finish. A whiskey to always have in the cabinet, to drink at any time. True masterpiece for me. 5+

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Better overall than regular Black as more balanced I find.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. tangtang scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very good blend, very tasty and tasty, nice and soft and round. Excellent PLV. It is for everyday enjoyment.
    • Nose
      somewhat smoky, sweet, with vanilla, light campfire smell, slightly fruity and spicy, some malt
    • Taste
      Smoky, fruity and sweet with malt and oak. Very soft and pleasant
    • Finish
      Smoky sweet, with chocolate, nuts and malt, medium length

  9. Canucks89 scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Scent: light citrus. Freshly mowed grass. Let peat. Fresh. Hint of vanilla.
    Taste: light fresh fruit. Eg bitter. Let peat.
    Aftertaste: peat. Slightly bitter metal.

  10. A0525 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77


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