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Overall rating
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
us United States
Added on
19 Jan 2014 4:11 pm by nc2malt

Average value

€ 13,99

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25 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Red Label

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 47.35 points

  1. coldsun scored this whisky 4 points Expert Junior

    Very simple whiskey. Nothing special. Little bit worse than average.

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 51 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      52 52
    • Taste
      52 52
    • Finish
      44 44

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 52 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      57 57
    • Taste
      48 48
    • Finish
      49 49

  4. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pur almost inedible, so rather suitable for mixing
    • Nose
      Smoky malt tones are accompanied by a hint of vanilla. The whole thing looks very youthful.
    • Taste
      Very rough with neat fuselages. Burns very much on the palate. Otherwise sweet, with smoky malt and the notes of spices and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Spicy finish and very warm.

  5. erogers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is not a light version of Black Label.  Drinking it neat provides an experience that is much less impressive than Black Label, with no particular flavor standing out.  As with most basic blends, this seems more for mixing than drinking neat.  It’s a competitor in the same category as Dewar's White Label or Cutty Sark.
    • Nose
      Cereal malt, fruit, oak, and a slight beer note.
    • Taste
      Sweet speyside fruit, slight peat smoke, and another touch of yeast/beer.
    • Finish
      Very short and unremarkable.  Perhaps a touch of lingering caramel and smoke, but that’s all.

  6. Obanrules scored this whisky 53 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      61 61
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      50 50

  7. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Johnny Walker Red label is marketed as a mix drink by Diageo and I suggest you follow that advise. Use it as an appetiser with ice and soda or mix it with Coke (or Pepsi, I'm not in for a "Who's better" debate). Drinking this one neat is far from a life-changing experience. In that case you'd better pick a Black of Double Black label off the shelf.

    You cannot call this a bad whisky. Certainly not if you take the price into account. Paying more than € 17 would be considered a bamboozle. But there are plenty more bang for the buck whiskies than this. I put it in the same category as the typical pub white wines. Serve and drink without pretensions.
    • Nose
      Juniper berries and overripe pears are the main aroma's I'm picking up at the nose. After a few sniffs there's some sort of synthetic component that makes an appearance. I can only identify it (for now) as plastic wrap that spent too much time in the oven.
      At room temperature there's a touch of imitation leather, sweet grains and dry baker's yeast.
    • Taste
      On the palate there's an explosion of soft peat smoke, toasted oak and a mixture of spices. Juniper berries, ginger and pink pepper. And a hint of soft soapiness. But don't worry. It does not get very unpleasant.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite short. An extinguished fire with flakes of oak and pine resin.

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Red Label was created by the Johnnie Walker company in 1909, this is a classic blended whiskies, a great mixer and back bar favourite.

  10. drkrylov scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very aromatic, indeed. Sexily earthy. Peaty, junipery, fruity.
    • Taste
      Very lively. Scenty spiciness. Gingery. Comes on hot and strong.
    • Finish
      Island smokiness and saltiness emerging: lingering and insistent.


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