Overall rating
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
The Centenary Blend
Stated Age
18 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2014 10:28 am by Maltyman

Average value

€ 137,79

9 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

497 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Gold Label

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.36 points

  1. HunterRomario scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I tasted a sample imported from the Whiskey Festival 2017. I think it's a shame that they certainly diluted the mixture well, so 45% would be much better. I would put this mix somewhere between Cutty Sark 18 yo (which was a bit weaker) and Johnnie Walker XR 21 yo (that was a bit better). I'll add their reviews in the near future.
    • Nose
      The smell is light in volume, a little enclosed, so you need to catch more in the glass, mix it with a glass and open it a little. It's a blended whiskey, you know it easily. But if you do a little work and bury your nose deeper into Glencairn, the smell you catch is fine, fine tuning. There is a heavier malt classic, to which are added heavier fruity scents, honeycombs, and camphor and peat. (82 b)
    • Taste
      On the tongue it is full, the body is thin at first, but the honey sweetness, the windiness, the tastes dry, the smell of smoke appears, the smell of sherry and the little tanned wood. (82 b)

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I think it's better than his replacement (Platinum Label).
    Maybe for the impressive Clynelish base?
    • Nose
      82 82
      Ripe fruits, mixed flower honeys, musty basement, mild smoke and a little bit phosphorus sherry
    • Taste
      83 83
      Creamy fruits, flowers, honey, mint and smoke
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length, dry and fresh

  4. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Shane_IL did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This was my favourite blend and among my favourite whiskies in general. 

    Very sad that that it has been replaced by an inferior blend (also tried platinum label, just not the same)

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/johnnie-walker-eine-schottische-whiskylegende-21172/ Color: golden brown
    Nose: Soft, fruity, mint, honey, wood, earthy peat and smoke
    Taste: Quite flat (like watered down), ripe fruit, honey, delicately smoky
    Finish: Dry smoke, again mint, soft finish
    Rating: I expected more here. Despite its "coming of age", the Gold Label is still not a really good whiskey, but at about 50 euros quite expensive. 80 points

  8. Maltm8 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    If this one is on your wish list, better buy it soon. It has been replaced by the (inferior) gold reserve and the (more expensive) platinum 18yo.


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