Overall rating
81.63/100
votes
204
Whiskybase ID
WB51000
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2319DN00005426793
Barcode
5000267117454
Added on
18 jan 2014 6:07 pm by hnorjordet
Colored

Average value

€ 124.60

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204 × member ratings

738 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Johnnie Walker Platinum Label

25 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.63 points.

  1. joeynoreen scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

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

  2. Obynapewno scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Toffee, cherries, wood, honey, boring, flat
    • Taste
      83 83
      It's better here, creamy, delicate, toffee, chocolate, a little smoke, sweet
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, warming, sweet, wood, fruit

  3. AdamsB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Platinium Label is a blend consisting of a minimum 18-year-old whiskey, created by a master blender Jim Beveridge.
    • Nose
      Maraschino cherries, sweet toffee, caramel, hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Creamy malt, smoke, spicy cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate with candied orange peel

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    - very good soft blend
    - great soft sweet note, hardly any smoke present,
    - in the point evaluation behind the BLUE label, however
    in the PLV at the time (around € 60) tended to be the better choice
    • Nose
      mild, soft, round, oak, sherry, very pleasant, voluminous but not obtrusive, does not smell like a blend but rather like a mature, soft single malt
    • Taste
      very soft and mild on the palate, develops a voluminous body, sweet aromas in the mouth, malt, caramel and chocolate
    • Finish
      long, warm, soft finish;
      long aftertaste with a sweetish touch, notes of chocolate are retained

  5. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      A hint of smoke and vanilla, a light fruit note, a little sparkling.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light spice, some smoke, yet balanced, quickly becoming soft with light fruit components and oak notes, hint of sweetness.
    • Finish
      84 84
      At first slightly sparkling, then slightly tart with oak, a touch of sweet and fruity.

      If you take some time for him, it’s not too bad and can be liked.

      Decaying medium length with a hint of smoke ...

  6. valery77 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Thin, a little slender. Malt, vanilla and floral notes, light haze, echoes of peat, fruit lollipops, wet sawdust. 20
    • Taste
      Light-bodied, moderately sweet, watery. Alcohol bitterness, water with sugar, light smoke, a little peat, fruit lollipops. 18
    • Finish
      Medium in length, alcohol bitterness and woody motifs dominate, at the end a little menthol is added. 19
      From the lineup, “Johnny Walker” seemed the closest to Red Label, but, of course, more smooth, soft and soft. Balance 20
      Total 77

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty and round, nice fruity (towards orange / tangerine), creamy, cereals. I can not find smoke.
    Was, if I remember correctly, the 60 €, which is OK, nice gift for people who "like to drink a scotch", but do not want to make any science out of it.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A tasty, mild, old and good blend!
    • Nose
      fruity (citrus), sweetness, oak, smoke, a lot of vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft, mild fruity onion (pears, apricots, oranges), sweetness, caramel, almonds, some oak, no smoke;
    • Finish
      long filigree finish; in the end, sweet and vanilla;

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, ripe fruit, caramel, cinnamon. It looks like a single malt. On the palate, nice dose of spices, beautiful body. Definitely, it's done! The alliance of maturity and sweetness. The finish disappears a little fast (and thus betrays the presence of grain) but gently and a touch of wood and coffee.
    Enthusiasm 3/5

  10. Garkbit scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  11. jankes scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  12. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Bottle polishing:

    N: Apple malt, pineapple citrus, light & soft candy, floral honey>wood planks and a gentle foot hold of peat. Later, sweet and delectable fruit juice [blood orange & wild strawberry], encapsulated within a slightly metallic easter egg chocolate casing.
    T: Quite the non-event at first if only somewhat soft=sharp, then a little dull and nondescript - but wait. Some oaky peat is then immediately evident before notes of malty [cheapish] cocoa=chocolate, grey wrapping paper, a little glue, parsley and old sawdust. It then thickens, quickly becoming a classic JW signature blend.
    F: Soft spirity waxy chocolate=paper mulch with soft yet clear ground pepper on the tip of the tongue. Surprisingly long lasting finish.
    C: This whisky was far tastier when first opened, and the presence faded significantly after being decanted. The quality [not the length] of the finish was particularly effected yet the nose lives on. Designed for enthusiasts on the move perhaps? Pretty decent clobber that today loses a mark in the endurance test.Scores a C[+]

  13. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar.  In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  I
    took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender
    again.

  14. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    We couldn’t avoid a blend by Diageo now could we. First introduced in 2011 at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, the JW Platinum 18yo was launched internationally via travel retail in 2012. The latest relaunch [Mar ’17], now sees it available in general stores and retailers globally. The Platinum Label is the most recent addition to Diageo's Johnnie Walker blended ‘colour’ range. Unlike Macallan however, it’s got a colour and an age statement. Created by master blender Dr Jim Beveridge WM, it’s made of ‘up to’ 18 different whiskies including Cardhu, Glen Elgin and Auchroisk in the main, Blair Athol and aged island malts. We should get excited by these aged blends, they are an historical trip round Scotland in a bottle, with this one retailing at around £69 [Apr ’17].
    N: A fruity & yeasty malt with nicely integrated yet clearly defined smoke - blended malted barley personified.
    T: It does tighten up initially, taking a while to loosen up. Now i know the main emphasis, the heart of this blend if you like is it’s Speyside malts yet it’s the Island malt[s] that has/have captured my attention today. This is so very Talisker-esque in it's smokiness and sweet-savoury maltiness, and far better than my current Talisker 18 that’s for sure [I’m really struggling with a 2016 batch].
    F: Longest finish of the night and the first with a noteworthy mouthfeel. More peated-smoked barley with more Talisker character-style heather and dry vanilla all the way to the end.
    C: New & re-launched whisky tends to be of higher quality whilst the customer base is being established, and this is really good gear. I may even join that customer base and buy a bottle. It would really benefit from an abv hike though. It rather died in the glass after an hour - but then i guess it's not necessarily intended for long periods of sipping, though there’s plenty to glean given all those components and all them years. A super blend for drinking and sipping and for getting trashed on. Best of the night for me, equal to the Dewar’s. Blog.

    Scores a C+

  15. THan scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    I shouldn't like this, right.  I mean, it's owned by a huge corporation that cares more about profits then...yeah, yeah, I know.  It's just that it works on some level-the arrival.  It's that arrival that makes me want one more sip.  That arrival of sweet-sour-bitterness. The price...is it worth it?    
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      79 79

  16. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Reminds me of pomero and grapefruit and Arran Millennium Cask. Soft
    cocoa and honey, very soft, steady and balance. Hints of ashes.

    Palate:- Silky and mellow a plus attribute, lightly dust with citrus and vanilla. Finish:- Overall experience capped with almost spotless finishing. Is
    almost like drinking lightly infused spice water. Medium length.

    Very gentle, but too gentle and lack the excitement. I will call her a Very Boring Pretty Lady.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. lincolnimp scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      65 65

  18. lincolnimp scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Not worth the money .
    • Nose
      I get very little to be honest, a little honey, apple and a touch of vanilla.

      Leave it a while in the glass and it does improve.
    • Taste
      Oaky mixed in with a sherbet sweetness, vanilla, biscuit
    • Finish
      Short, with a bitter finish

  19. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Boring, closed and flat.

    Preferred JW green label or Chivas 18

  20. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very good surprise; Ultra drinkable, and a bit old school. Really unfortunate that dilution spoils the pleasure.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, mellow, on honey, citrus freshness (lemon, candied oranges), raisins and herbs. Alas, diluted.
    • Taste
      Ultra easy, slightly creamy, well melted, on herbs, dark chocolate, raisins, candied oranges, a light smoke and cough syrup. End of the mouth a little old school on herbs, pepper, maybe wax. Too bad that it is much too diluted
    • Finish
      Pepper, honey, orange, herbs.

  21. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The smoke in the nose must have been an illusion. Behaves like a cheap malt or blend. Rounded, not particularly strong, tasty.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    OK, not young and the smoke was not an illusion. With 46-50% would perhaps even worth his money ...
    • Nose
      Much malt, a little cough syrup, light smoke, malt right at the beginning. Very spicy with sour notes, sherry influence, caramel. Bourbon notes (not bourbon matured, the real thing), a mountain herb with a salty touch, buttery, floral notes above it.
    • Taste
      Tasty rather simple, caramel, honey and herbs. No smoke. A little cough sweet, hardly oak, young.
    • Finish
      Not too long, some mint. No smoke. The sweetness that gets a bit sugary in the taste goes faster than the herbs.

  22. sopie scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

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

  23. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Johnnie Walker Platinum Label (18 years)
    Tasted 2015-07-17 @ Whiskey InTeam Spaden
    N musty, fermented fruits
    G full-bodied complex, yet impressively simple
    75

  24. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very well made blend, which certainly would not have landed in my cart for the partially + $ 70 that some merchants call, but for the 44 that I was allowed to pay, I have no regrets. There is a lot more to it than what otherwise the standard malts à la Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich 12 etc. can offer. A few vol.% More would stand but quite well.
    • Nose
      warm shortbread, sweetly delicate vanilla cream with some caramel, fresh fruit compote (from apples, pears, a little banana, apricot and a stray cherry), a hint of smoke underlines the whole quite elegant
    • Taste
      mild and soft, slightly buttery, also here the bright fruit mix, pastries
    • Finish
      medium long, the delicate vanilla cream is back, slightly roasted almonds, some cocoa, the smoke is also easily apparent

  25. Mushinico scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  27. yabasaha scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Woody, acidic and slightly clear alcoholic nose. Smoaky, oaky, acidic with a hint of vanilla. Relatively normal finish.

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