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Overall rating
82.84/100
votes
254
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L801DN003
Barcode
5000267115245
Added on
20 Jan 2014 5:08 pm by Bachess
Colored

Average value

€ 147,62

21 × in wishlist

254 × member ratings

811 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.84 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose and palate have something. The departure, however, is virtually absent.
    • Nose
      Malty sweet, pastry notes, honey, hay, herbs, a dry summer meadow, quite alcohol in the nose, a lot of spice with subliminal a bit smoke, behind a mixture of ripe red and yellow fruits
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet, very pleasant on the tongue, but virtually no appetite, really very creamy, honey again, with time, then a little Pfeffrigkeit comes through, that could again be the light smoke, the second sip is then watery but with more oak occupied
    • Finish
      Sweet oak and then that's it ... He's gone quickly ...

  2. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    The owner of the bottle said that this is already 15 years open and once the cork in it already swam around.
    There was no smoke left.
    I suspect that this blend has already survived its best time and is slightly tilted.
    Will definitely try it again "fresh"
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity, soft and round, oak, vanilla
    • Taste
      First sweet, then oak, then weird corks, fruit, very spicy, alcohol
    • Finish
      Bitter, harsh, oak

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very good NAS blend, unfortunately not cheap!
    • Nose
      ripe old fruits, clearly sherry, oak, trace smoke;
    • Taste
      soft fruity onset, ripe fruit, sherry, mild, spicy oak, nuts, cocoa - slightly bitter (?); gentle, really complex;
    • Finish
      medium to long with orange and oak;

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. mosesumike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ok, here are the ghosts. Of all the bottles from this house, I have personally shot at the 15er. He fits me in completely. But at the Blue Label the PLV is too distorted for me. Why so much money for an ordinary blend? My tip remains the No.15!
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is in the standard range for a luxury whiskey. Tobacco notes with powdered sugar and tropical fruits. Something mineral reminds of forest and trees. Nose is ok to good.
    • Taste
      88 88
      More pears like apples and minerally peppery at the same time. Very soft and lush, it spreads an almond in honey feeling. Already on a higher level but nothing special happens for this price. Too bad.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long, it combines flowery floral notes in the sweet finale. He turns everything increasingly into a spicy, light pepper note. That was it then. Standard just.
      Conclusion: not fish, not meat.

  6. MGHOW scored this whisky 55 points Member Senior

    WOW! I am astonished at what they have done to Johnnie Walker Blue Label. I am only glad I have an old bottle from ten years ago, the new stuff is garbage and an overpriced rip off. Genuinely astonished, Blue Label hadn't changed for years, then suddenly it become a thin, weak, flavourless whisky drink which seems to allow thick tasteless grain whisky to dominate. This is the last bottle of Blue Label I ever buy. Shame on Diageo. They will pay for it in the end though when noone buys Johnnie Walker because they simply understand that the product is no good anymore.

  7. RollOff scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A very fine whiskey in the nose and in the mouth, but also relatively boring.
    I have struggled to discover special flavors here.
    He is very round and mild, in the mouth he does not burn a bit, here are 40% Alk. Simply too little.
    The finish is gone very fast.

    Tasty for a Johnnie Walker, but for the price there are hundreds of better (single) malts.

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose almost something more interesting than the XR21 WID: 51634. Light smoke. Overall, he is a little lighter in the orientation. I'm not so sure in the mouth. Because I think the XR21 wins.
    Nevertheless, I prefer to take a nice single malt for the money.

  9. punchbowl scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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