Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
The Master Blender's Reserve
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2014 6:52 pm by Siodhachan

Average value

€ 43.29

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212 × member ratings

647 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Gold Label - Reserve

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.43 points

  1. Ivynor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    An 18 year old blend with a lot of relatively honest grains.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Ultra easy, very (too) light, on caramel, dried fruits, coconut and vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mouth ultra diluted but good, on caramel, plum, vanilla and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Finish very short and soft, a little caramel and vanilla. The main defect of this whiskey.

  2. jvanopstal scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Very soft and sweet with no smoke or peat
    • Nose
      72 72
      Honey and caramel and a bit of fruit
    • Taste
      72 72
      Sweet with caramel and vanilla
    • Finish
      71 71
      Medium with sweet caramel

  3. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    I was pleasantly surprised by this
    • Nose
      red grapes, diluted honey, a trace of sherry, strawberries, a hint of peat and brine, a trace of rawness, creme brulee, fast whispers, omelette, needles
    • Taste
      a trace of smoke, the sweetness turns into salinity, salt, dried cranberries, baking powder, chilli
    • Finish
      weaker smoke, salt, salinity disappears, weaker malt, raisins,

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 23℃

    Eyes: Copper and Gold Scent Nose: A little roasted wheat bran, multigrain cake, syrup, spices, margarine, a touch of candied fruit. Palate: bitter base, sourness, a little apple juice, pineapple bread, a little apricot peel, wood, wheat aroma , Maltose, a little vanilla finish Finish: Long, roasted pear, sweetener, wheat body Body: light

    Nose: 80/100
    Palate: 81/100
    Finish: 80/100
    Body: 79/100
    Overall: 80/100

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

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

  6. AdamsB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Its author is Jim Beveridge, who worked on the notes of Alexander Walker II himself. Consists of Clynelish, Blair Athol, Cardhu, Caol Ila, Lagavulin and Talisker and Camerondridge
    • Nose
      Orange, peaches, bananas, honey, caramel
    • Taste
      Honey, vanilla, raisins, apricots, oak, cinnamon
    • Finish
      Honey, citruses, oak, light smoke

  7. Carlos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very smooth and nice blended Whisky. I liked it better when it contained Whiskies with at least 18 years of maturation.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light hint of smoke, little sea weed, iodine, mellow spices, quite strong for a blended Whisky.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Intense for a blended Whisky which shows that there might be a high % of sigle malt blended into. Oaky bitterness, mild smoke, bitter almonds, sweetness (raisins, toffee maybe honey) and orange at the end.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Soft, gentle and rather short finish.

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet; Vanilla; Fruit; Malt; light woody oak note with a touch of Rauc
    • Taste
      Soft and gentle start. Nut and malt in the foreground. Very sweet and soft with a hint of smoke
    • Finish
      Herb; Oak; spices; Nut; Malt. Everything comes together pretty quickly.
      The woody remains long with a light, bitter touch

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    A very decent whiskey!
    • Nose
      inconspicuous in the aroma, very soft smoke, light fruit, light spice
    • Taste
      acceptable onset, seasoning, oak, citrus, delicate vanilla;
    • Finish
      medium-length, warming finish;

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Dried fruits, old leather, cream brûlée, chocolate, cake, spices, oak cask, cinnamon, caramel, sweet fruits, red apples notes on nose.

    Dried fruits, spices, cream notes on palate.

    Middle finish with spices, oak cask, vanilla, dried fruits, caramel notes.


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