Overall rating
75.23/100
votes
744
Whiskybase ID
WB50939
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 5:23 pm by Erik Elixir
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 26.55

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Whisky reviews for Johnnie Walker Black Label

95 users have left 110 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.23 points.

  1. KennyH2O did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Yes it might be flat and lacking complexity but it is still one of the drams that lured me into whisky world. Tasting it after couple of years was initially bit of a disappointment but then it is still good value for what you pay
    • Nose
      Caramel, raisins in rum, salt, oak
    • Taste
      bitterness, liquorice, nuits, oily, distant smoke
    • Finish
      raisins, chocolate, wood

  2. Larry411 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Initially, I had put this at a 76/100, but when I set it against Gold, 21 XR, and the Celebratory Blend, I upped the rating to 82 (still not as good as those others, but better than I remembered).

    Salted caramel Frappuccino, some white pepper, splash of sea water, some smoke from burning cotton balls, celery shavings, and whipped cream. This is like if you ordered an Islay whisky from Starbucks.

  3. haubi scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Easy blend

  4. Sajmon scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    not bad bland
    • Nose
      70 70
      Smoke, wood
    • Taste
      72 72
      Alcohol, wood, leather
    • Finish
      71 71
      medium, malt, hints of smoke, dry

  5. rjmfranssen scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

  6. joeynoreen scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. Boro scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Not afwul, nothing special. Veeery drinkable, soft and round. For 5/10€ more i'd buy Kavalan Classic all the times.

  8. Hsh scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Compared to a 12-year-old whiskey, it has a distinctly smoky flavor and a relatively body, so it's fun to drink. My standard is just the standard for saying that whiskey is delicious

  9. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Possibly the common language of whisky drinkers all over the world?
    A solid standard, unlike other cheap whiskies where grain whisky is added to save money, it is added for the sweetness of grain whisky.
    The final result is a taste that is very smooth and suitable for the public.
    The price is also very affordable,
    So I am not surprised that it is the best selling brand in the world.

    The taste score is 79 points, the price +2 points, a total of 81 points.

  10. JJKATED scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  11. ZLako scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    You can find this blend everywhere you go. There is a good reason for it. Consistent, reliable and always good!
    • Nose
      74 74
      Smoky, toffee, wood, baked apples and some vanilla
    • Taste
      77 77
      Hazelnuts, some chocolate, apples, vanilla, smokiness, oakiness and spicyness
    • Finish
      73 73
      Medium-long, spicy and oaky

  12. CellarToberi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Slowly forming thick straight legs, fastly disappearing. Slowly forming long narrow secondary legs. Water enhances the ranges of the nose and the finish, but on the account of the palate. A generic blended scotch.
    • Nose
      Fruity: ripe red fruits. Cereal: sharp and biscuity grains and malt. Sweet: caramel. Smoky notes: white smoke and mild peat in the background. Spicy notes: vanilla, pepper, mint. Floral and earthy notes. Herbal: black tea in the background. Woody: toasted oak, creamy American oak. Winey: confectionary. Full body: nice transition between the aromas.
    • Taste
      Sweet and bitter arrival: caramel and vanilla, develops fresh ripe fruits and pepper. White smoke on the retrohale. Thin on the palate. In my opinion, it would benefit from a higher ABV.
    • Finish
      Medium: peaty smoke, pepper. Oaky: tannins. Sweet, fruity.

  13. Kraddell scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Pours deep, darker gold. Scent is fruity, tad 'sweet' impression. Very mild alcohol. Cookie dough, very mild oak. Bit simple
    (to be fair, a short drink isn't the best sniffing glass). Taste is fairly easy as well. Generic scotch, medium fruityness. Very mild expression of oak. Very easy going, but a bit boring. Good as a brainless meal-ender, not as a sipping dram.

  14. MarcinCh scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Dark amber, almost a copper color. Pretty oily structure.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Light sweetness. Vanilla. Fudges. Not too much smoke. Alcohol well hidden. It takes a long time to feel. Maybe a trace of fruit.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Sweet at first. Caramel. Some salt. Smoke. It feels a bit oily. But it's quite sharp. Black pepper. Chilli.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Sweetness. Caramel. Salty caramel. Smoke. Cocoa. Medium-length finish.

  15. MGHOW scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    Fruity and smoky but horribly dry and cheap on the medium to finish.... the grain spirit almost seems scorched by the poor quality casks. Made for high impact but not substance...used to be much richer. Like so many Scotch whiskies a shadow of what it once was.

  16. og187 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
      sweetness, freshness, a little grime, autumn in the grocery nose simple
    • Taste
      79 79
      watery at first, sweet, retro-nasal dimok is felt
    • Finish
      77 77
      plain lollipop

  17. JSMin scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    very good dram, reasonable, for daily

  18. Maga scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Favorite blend!

  19. Travelller scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    74/100

  20. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    It had been years when I last tried a JW black label, always good to revisit one.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Vanilla wood, dried fruits
    • Taste
      77 77
      Wood from young to old, chocolate, salt
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium, wood salt

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    - Much better taste than the Red Label
    - easy to drink blend, has a smoky touch
    a bit of a special touch
    - Caol Ila sends his regards (is probably a higher proportion
    inside, the touch of Islay is clearly noticeable in the whiskey)
    - At 25 - 30 € the blend fulfills the expectation of a good one
    solid drinkable blended whiskey
    - but for 5 € more you have a super 12 year old. single
    Malts stand at home
    Stand at home
    • Nose
      round, smoky notes, grain character but still noticeable
    • Taste
      Intense, full-bodied smoky start that stays in the mouth permanently and doesn't want to end, round, balanced character is also evident here, slight sweetness in the background, few secondary aromas
    • Finish
      soft short finish;
      subtle smoky aftertaste that lasts a little longer

  22. SimondeVette scored this whisky 57 points Expert Junior

    Good enough to mix. Not good enough as a whisky on its own
    • Nose
      Flat, a bit of grain
    • Taste
      A bit of vanilla, honey and smoke, but not much
    • Finish
      Little to no finish

  23. arex1337 scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

  24. bninkie scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    I wasn't expecting much from JW Black Label, but it is a decent blend with very complex aromas.

    Nose: smoke, toffee, vanilla, wood, baked apple, walnuts, grapes, plums
    Taste: smokey, nutty, a bit of coffee and raisins
    Finish: medium-long, coffee, spiced, red fruits

  25. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  26. og187 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
      fresh, smoked meat, grilled, fruits in the oven, citruses on the background of the sea, sea breeze
    • Taste
      80 80
      watery, fruit, baked apples, salty cracker, malt, bread crumb
    • Finish
      80 80
      smoky, sweet, not long lasting

  27. Emperor69 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Category: Blended
    Manufacturer: Diageo
    Fortress: 40%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 07/19/2019
    Exposure: 12 years
    Filtration: yes
    Dye: present

    Nose. As with all whiskeys in this screw-top bottle, the flavor is greatly reduced if left open for a long time. The nose is not to say that it is very prominent, but there is nothing repulsive about it either, it is not alcoholic at all, grain spirits do not hit the nostrils. If you strain the receptors a little, then you can notice the distinctive features of almost all regions of the production of whiskey in Scotland and even individual distilleries, the spirits of which are part of it. First of all, there is a very light smoke, richly flavored with vanilla and caramel, butter and toffee candies, a little honey and malt moments, then fruits (apricots and peaches, soaked apples, lemon and green pear) make themselves felt a little and dark dried fruits appear. (brown raisins, dates), some grassy motifs at the end.

    The taste, of course, is very lacking in density, but you need to understand that this was done specifically for the sake of ease of drinking. However, when compared with its main direct competitor, Chivas Regal 12 YO, I note that Black Label has a richer and more varied taste. Chivas goes more and more into a fruity theme, while BL has a light marine mineral saltiness of Caol Ila, and the pleasant pepperiness and smoky Talisker, caramel-coffee theme and dried fruits from Glendullan, sour citrus fruits and bitterness from their stones inherent in Cardhu, fresh fruits from other spacers. Everything is in good balance. You can drink and not bother, or you can be distracted to concentrate on individual components.

    Finish: dry and short, which, in general, is typical of most blends. Burnt wood, peppers, peaches, apricots, toffee.

    A good balance of drinkability and saturation for little money (naturally at discounts). More than one bottle was drunk, mainly, of course, in the company of friends, but it also suits well in solo for watching a movie. It is not for nothing that this is the best-selling whiskey in the world, namely BL, and not some lousy, much cheaper three-year-old. For me, the only competitor in terms of price-quality ratio in this segment of blends is Bushmill`s Black Bush, which I like even a little more, because it is not as caramel-sweet as BL sometimes seems. Surely there is something else worthy of attention, I don’t know, I’m not very savvy in this category, more and more on malt somehow. And so, of course, it’s worth overpaying and taking a worthy Single Malt for gatherings, but only if your comrades share your interest and hobbies for this type of whiskey. Otherwise, it will be an empty overpayment.

    Rating: 78 out of 100.

  28. NXI scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A legend and an absolute classic in the genre, to which everyone owes the necessary respect. Excellent whisky, which is suitable for all occasions and will never let you down.

  29. SRB scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  30. Dris scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  31. djmaxliving scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The nose is better than I remember from previous tastings. I suspect they have added in some decent cask into the recipe but @ 40% ABV, it makes the taste a little thin and weak.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Green apples, fruits, peat, sherry, butter, light spice, fudge and vanilla extract.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Some spice, ginger biscuits and peat. Has a nice mouth-coating quality.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium to short, nothing spectacular but some oak appears at the end.

  32. ezioaudit scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

  33. Kilo1 scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    A good whiskey of the bland category, a pleasure to drink, a more mature body is felt compared to red of the same year.

  34. JimJaws scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  35. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  36. Glen Krid scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. HW74 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The bottle has now been open for over 4 years. He did better than the last few times in the testing. Either the taste of the whiskey has changed or mine.

  38. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points Super 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

  39. YD84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. AdamsB scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Reportedly the best 12 year old blend in the world. Everyone should try.
    • Nose
      Citrus, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, ginger, cardamon, oak
    • Taste
      Rich and full. Vanilla, orange.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, smoky, sweet

  41. ezioaudit scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A run of the mill blended scotch that suits in ordinary occasions

  42. ezioaudit scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

  43. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A solid blend with maritime notes. Sweet and easy. Alcohol well integrated. He can be enjoyed very well.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Grain silo, bread dough, some honey, vanilla, delicate maritime smoke, cooking chocolate, oak
    • Taste
      80 80
      Candy, vanilla, some oak, sweet grainy notes
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short, vanilla, malt, getting slightly dry, a hint of smoke

  44. Falnor scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      64 64

  45. Romansen scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  46. whiskyd scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

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

  47. praisethepasta scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    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

  48. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  49. Max70 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  50. Severan scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

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

  51. Rien scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

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

  52. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  53. Cubey666 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

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

  54. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Blog

    No need for a sermon here. Much like when i spend time with Highland Park 12 wishing to have the 18yo, I spent the whole time with this dram wishing it was the Platinum 18yo. It’s just as well blended as the Platinum I’m sure, but there are no standout features at all. What's lacking most is depth whilst it’s youthfulness only brings a soft-pokey thinness, and bottled at 40% which doesn’t help it’s cause. I’m sure however it’s good enough as a reasonably priced aged blend [£26 May ’17], to maintain copious worldwide sales for JW [450 bottles per minute], though at that price point you’re in core single malt territory - Glenmorangie 10, Laphroaig 10, Bunna 12,….. and the Bunna 12 is really good at the moment.

    Scores a D[+]

  55. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  56. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    This is a very reliable and pleasant everyday dram, one of those where you just want to switch off and enjoy. 
    • Nose
      Some dried raisins, a hint of brown leather, dark fudge, black tea, light peatiness and some honey. It also smells like a well soiled old bar.
    • Taste
      There is some smokiness , but it is faint. It is slightly salty with a pinch of spice, there are some mixed dark fruit and green tea. 
    • Finish
      The finish is quite short, but there is a puff of smoke on the death. 

  57. Andytka3 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Light body. Touch of pungent spices and mild heat on nose. Quite full
    with citrusy notes emerge after water added. Fume of dry peat linger at
    distant. Similar to Highland style.

    Palate:- Chewy with dried peat, mashed fruits peels, lightly oil. Hint of bitterness.

    Finish:- Smooth and long. Drift of hot peppery spices.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  58. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  59. pianoman scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Grass and vanilla. Something sweet.
    • Taste
      Somewhat bland. Malt, potatoes, wet cardboard. Vodka. Short and pale.

  60. vojt466 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Against Chivas Regal 12 and Loch Lomond definitely move forward today.
    • Nose
      Subtle and not very distinct scent - sweet, lightly smoky and spicy - burnt toast, honey, chocolate, gum
    • Taste
      The flavor is definitely more pronounced - sweet, oily, woody, caramel, white chocolate, sweet gum and spices
    • Finish
      In reverberation milk chocolate, vanilla and pepper

  61. Waykid scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Something I haven't had in the cupboard for years, but as far as blends go this one would be an okay weapon of choice for sipping-to-get-drunk/ beer-and-a-chaser -purposes. Watery, yes and somewhat tainted with the noticeably high e150-content, but otherwise a pleasant and light enough smokiness for a couple of tumbler-fulls... oh, of course: don't get wasted ... but if you have to, why not rather make it a more than less pleasant ride?

  62. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Earthy
    It had been over 5 years since I allowed a Johnnie Walker Black Label to tinkle into my glass. It has a fair reputation, no? It contains quite a few malts, such as Glendullan, Mortlach, Lagavulin, Talisker and Caol Ila, upholstered with grain whisky from Cameronbridge. It is bottled as drinking strength.

    The nose starts off fruity (think peach and candied pineapple), but soon turns somewhat dark on pear drops and brown sugar. It has a mildly salty and smoky edge, but quite discreet. Less than I remember, in any event. But the nose is more than pleasant, to be honest.

    The arrival is surprisingly weak, almost watery. That is a pity, because the taste is not bad at all. Vanilla and some sherry, but then some pleasant earthy notes and a nice development of smoke.

    The finish is fruity, but mostly sweet. And medium in length.

    Well, it is far cry from a big whisky, but still quite pleasant. A card player’s dram in a smoky jacket.

  63. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Can not take any water. Do not suggest ice cubes. This us a good blend. Consistent, interesting. Very good starter for a whisky tasting.
    • Nose
      Sweet, complex, liquorice all-sorts. Aromatic smoke. Metal.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival. Long development of spicy sweetness, liquorice, salt, hint of oranges.
    • Finish
      Short. Light smoky citrus.

  64. sopie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  65. Bendrachm scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    Was offered this as blind tasting.

    Eye: Irregular beads: 40 ABV, E150 suspect. Amontillado. Nose: Smoke (not sure about peat), Hebridean whiff (Talisker/Lagavulin-esque), honeyed peach. Licorice. Toffee. Mouth: Mild (smooth; lacks a real character). Confirms legs. Blend suspect. Slick, not really mouth coating. Sweetened black iced tea. Better yet: mugicha (barley tea) from the Chinese store. Burned sugar, cognac. Peach, tart-apple. No tannins nor very pronounced oak notes, except a hint of vanilla cake and salty toffee. I’m guessing 12 yo and coloring. Residue: Wet mutton. Brine. In conclusion: Clearly a smooth blended scotch. My first impression about Talisker or Lagavulin was spot on. In hind sight the mugicha flavor lends a soft drink character to it. Not as bad as whisky liquor but in my taste the least interesting blend I've had so far.

  66. Daan Tje scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  67. jankes scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      76 76

  68. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      50 50

  69. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    A little better than the Red Label. However, I would use this synonymous only for mixing.
    • Nose
      Torfig-smoky and a bit nicer than the Red Label. Add spices, vanilla, caramel and citrus fruit.
    • Taste
      Here again very peaty-smoky and not as fumble as the Red Label. Also here are aromas of spices, vanilla and neat malt, which provides the necessary sweetness.
    • Finish
      Fruity and dry finish with a smoky sweetness.

  70. Ivynor scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Well done but too diluted
    • Nose
      stewed fruit, apple, mirabelle plum, vanilla. Soft
    • Taste
      Slightly creamy, greedy, on vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, prunes. But it remains short and sweet
    • Finish
      Short, on the same notes

  71. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Apple, light smoke, spicy, some sherry
    Taste: spicy, caramel, some smoke
    Finish: medium long, malt, spicy, nut

  72. maltaholic scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Does not smell bad, very fruity, but also a bit crisp, vanilla comes, a bit dry in the mouth. It does not knock me off the stool, but not bad for the price.

  73. PeterCr scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      68 68

  74. Ciro scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  75. mer1973 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  76. Thermidor scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    It's not Red Label which is a good thing, but this is still no sipping whisky for me. Finishing a bottle felt like working.

  77. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Good bottle for the price tag.
    • Nose
      Sweet tropical fruits. Light vanilla.
    • Taste
      Especially vanilla.
    • Finish
      Delicious and especially surprising aftertaste: long and creamy. Makes this whiskey special.

  78. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      85 85

  79. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nice bottle. Can appreciate the aftertaste (creamy, full).

  80. Peter87 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  81. sopie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  82. Blo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A solid blend, not just for mixing.
    • Nose
      Oak, some apples and cardbroad. Peat also, not that much but present. No grainy feeling as found in the Red Label.
    • Taste
      Toasty and caramely, some smoke in the background. Lacks a bit  body but this is definitely not unpleasant at all.
    • Finish
      Short, on smoky notes. Here you find the grainy side of this one, with sole bitter and cardbroad notes.

  83. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose very caramel and light peat. Mouth fruity then light peat. Finale of dried fruits. Blend correct.

  84. HammerHead scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  85. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 75 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  86. Matt80 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I would consider this as the boundary for a decent blend. Nothing spectacular but very reliable
    • Nose
      Slight sweet malt but turns 'wet dog' quite quicly. A sprinkle of pepper.
    • Taste
      Mild smokey sweetness gives way to pepper and spice
    • Finish
      Quite long on spice and pepper. Turns slightly bitter and dry

  87. irrerelevant scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    pleasant smoky note, beautifully integrated, harmonious, despite slight bitterness and alcoholic notes, recommended

  88. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 75 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  89. Ray-Central-America scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    I have been on the hunt for a bottle or two of Johnny Walker Green Lable and found some black label at a pretty good price. So I said to me self, "lets give it a go and see what it really tastes like."

    I have to say that for a blend I was some what impressed.  It was pretty smooth with some hints of smoke and dried fruit. What it reminded me of was a lower level version of JW Swing. Which if you have not tried, is really a pleasant dram in the late afternoon while your watching the sun go down.

    Johnny Walker gets a lot of bad rap, but for an "every day / go to" scotch, it really is not bad.

    In fact here is an experiment, if you have some JW Swing around, add a splash of it to the JW Black label and it really changes the chemistry and complexity, a very good dram in fact.

    Price here in Costa Rica is ¢22,000 colones which is about $40.00. Yea a bit pricey, but CR has taxes and duty.

    All in all, not a bad dram to sip on. A tad harsh when compared to Swing, but a good dram never the less.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  90. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

  91. Shane_IL scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Gave this an above average rating. While the benchmark for blended whisky, one has to appreciate the effort that goes into keeping this blend consistent. You always know what you're going to get here, I can enjoy a glass of this but still won't shed any tears when someone mixes it with coke.

  92. Sandman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced blended whisky
    • Nose
      Fudge, hints of smoke, apples, cherries, orange, honing
    • Taste
      Toffee apples, biscuits, peppery, whiff of peat and some nutts
    • Finish
      Medium, warm, nutty

  93. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      79 79

  94. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    it has less of everything except grain, less fruits, less cask, less enjoyable experience. too much grain in my opinion. although the price hasn't moved much over the years (still under EUR 18 for a 70cl bottle), but the quality has noticeably changed...and not for the better.

  95. dave3 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  96. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N: Obviously a blend, a bland blend. Nothing much of interest aside from ethanol and caramel. Sadly the caramel buries all those delicious malts from Talisker and Caol Ila to name a few and with continuous distillation and chill-filtering, its like a dull over stewed malt smoothie.

    T: Freshness and spice, so it is whisky! - but this batch is utterly run of the mill.F: 

    C: Scores for being drinkable and non-offensive, but for anyone looking for stimulation, theres nothing here but a quick fix for a sweet tooth - hence its ‘Manchester United’ popularity.

    Scores a C-

  97. Cipidos scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      77 77

  98. checkpointuk did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/johnnie-walker-eine-schottische-whiskylegende-21172/ Color: gold, orange-brown
    Nose: Soft, harmonious, some peat and smoke, spicy, fruity (citrus), delicate sherry
    Taste: Creamy sweet, fruity, raisins, pepper and malt, dry smoke
    Finish: Pleasant sweetness, malt, a little vanilla, slightly spicy
    Rating: Much better than the Red Label. No great complexity - a solid whiskey for "just drinking like that". 82 points

  99. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: Raisin, toffee, vanilla, baked pear, peat, apple

    Taste: Butter, baked apples, brown sugar, pear, banana, salt, oak, peat, smoke
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  100. mrthomasd scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  101. Achany scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  102. Wolv scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The only blend I would recommend

  103. Wolv scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  104. whiskeyjedi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Johnnie Walker Black Label you can try it, for the price / performance ratio really okay!

  105. Reve64 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  106. HunterRomario scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    How to rate this? I directly compared with Hunter's Glen 8y. Both whiskeys were equal opponents. I was also cutty by Cutty Sark. I look at the prizes and here Johnnie Walker is losing. Being a bottle of about three hundred, I would not go for 600, - but I would not have bought such a mix by accident.
    • Nose
      Classically blended walnut flavor, malt, lightly smoked, used. By doing this I do not think anything big in the style of Ardbeg, but rather just wiped the smokehouse. (81 b)
    • Taste
      Again, classic walnuts, malt, a bit spicy in flavor (that's fine). If the smell of the smokehouse just wiped away, the taste of the smokehouse just passed. Trace amounts left it. (79 b)

  107. drkrylov scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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

  108. drkrylov scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A 12 year old blended whisky, one of the world's most famous blends. Johnnie Walker Black is a blend of around 40 whiskies, very well put together.

  109. drkrylov scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Leather armchairs. Sherry. Spices. Mustard.
    • Taste
      At first, sweeter than I remember. Then maltiness and vanilla. Then smoky dryness.
    • Finish
      An eruption of pepper, ginger and allspice.

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