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Overall rating
74.78/100
votes
405
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5301CA000
Barcode
5000267024202
Added on
17 Jan 2014 5:43 pm by Erik Elixer
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 26.85

405 × member ratings

1302 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Black Label

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.78 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points Administrator

    Almost every bar on the planet has Johnnie Walker Black Label available for a reason: it's a solid and reliable choice. On the nose, you get distant Caol Ila peatiness, rich honey notes, apples and citrus fruits. Not a very intense aroma - but altogether pleasant. Peppery Talisker-spiciness dominates the arrival, while the taste of this Blended Scotch is surprisingly substantial with fruity sweetness, cinnamon and well-measured cask influence. The finish lingers with delicate peat smoke and mild spices. An easy blend with restrained grain whisky bitterness.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 80 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Romansen scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      66 66

  4. praisethepasta scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    A well above average blend and worth its money. it's easy to hate on JW, but credits due here: a fine, easy sipping background whisky with no off notes whatsoever. Perfect to start a tasting session and good enough on its own as it develops nicely over time in your glass.
    • Nose
      78 78
      honey, oranges, vanilla, a whiff of tea, faint smoke, some pepper (probably the talisker talking) and red fruits (raspberry, plums).
    • Taste
      80 80
      grainy (bread/biscuits), some smoke, red fruit. the smokey and peppery notes become more prominent over time
    • Finish
      75 75
      sharp, medium long & rather dry, dominated by a vanilla note

  5. Alois scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Very tasty Blended, quite good but simple.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity
    • Taste
      Honey and barley, some herbs. Very soft
    • Finish
      Barley and fruity

  6. Max70 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Severan scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. Rien scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      73 73

  9. iDea D scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Cubey666 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      66 66

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