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Overall rating
80.22/100
votes
34
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
088076177703
Added on
17 Jan 2014 7:20 pm by Nezzer

Average value

€ 38,94

6 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

145 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Double Black

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.22 points

  1. RazvanGheorghies scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    77 – 79 (C+) = Average – not good, not bad, just is
    There might be some minor flaws, all-in-all it’s not offensive, but it might be boring. There’s just nothing at all noteworthy about this whiskey.

    Note: looses smokiness half way in the bottle
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Medical smoke, but not overloaded. Some caramel. A light citrus note. Liquorice with a hint of pepper. Overall, pretty soft.
    • Taste
      Smokier than the nose pretends. A little lemon and an intense hint of licorice. Slightly bitter with this hint of pepper. A touch of vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoky and a bit bitter.

  3. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  4. drkrylov scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky and slightly medicinal, hints of citrus and a sweetness.
    • Taste
      Rich and full. A slight grain note, black pepper comes through with a peated edge.
    • Finish
      Short, sweet. Fades quickly.

  5. erogers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

     An interesting alternative to Johnnie Walker Black Label, but certainly not a replacement.  It is intense, but smooth.  Basically this is an “amplified” version of Black Label, with the charred wood smokiness intensified.  Still, I noticed a distinctive youthfulness in the grain whisky, and Double Black confirms this by not having an age statement, unlike its 12 Year Old famous sibling.  It’s good, but not worth $45.
    • Nose
       Intense smoke and charred wood, with some spicy notes.
    • Taste
      Very smoky, with more peat and charcoal.  It’s like they doubled the smokiness of Johnnie Walker Black Label, but this variation significantly diminishes the sweetness of JWBL.
    • Finish
      Lingering smoke with some spiced oak.  Very pleasant and rich.

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