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Overall rating
83.37/100
votes
400
Whiskybase ID
WB51152
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 5:50 pm by Bachess
Colored

Average value

€ 161.77

33 × in wishlist

400 × member ratings

1216 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.37 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2020] I had this dram during a local community tasting "blends only".

    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 85. My notes state a balanced and flawless profile with much more peaty Caol Ila flavours than previous batches both in the nose and on the palate. Easy quaffable but way too expensive...

  2. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ok, this is where opinions differ. Of all the bottles from this house, I personally shot myself at the 15. It fits me perfectly. But with 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
      The nose is in the standard range for a luxury whiskey. Tobacco notes with powdered sugar and tropical fruits. Something mineral is reminiscent of forest and trees. Nose is ok to good.
    • Taste
      More pears like apples and minerally peppery at the same time. Very soft and lush, it gives off an almond-in-honey feeling. Already at a higher level but nothing special happens for this price. Too bad.
    • Finish
      Medium to long it combines flowery floral notes in the sweet finale. He transforms everything increasingly into a spicy, light pepper note. But that's it. Just standard.
      Conclusion: not fish, not meat.

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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 ...

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. ZimLabel scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    very well balanced
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    - very good blended whiskey
    - significantly more smoke and more complex than the PLATINUM
    - noble but also strong, very aromatic
    - with about 120 € a very proud price (there are 18 year old single malts for the price that have a lot more to offer ...)
    • Nose
      mild, soft, round, oak and spice a bit in the foreground, very pleasant, intense but not intrusive, fruity, complex, but you can still smell the blend and the old age of the blended whiskeys
    • Taste
      very discreet soft start, first very mild on the palate and on the tongue then a spicy development follows on the palate, becoming significantly stronger, a lot of oak, when swallowed it still develops a real strength development, a lot of European. Oak and sherry mixed with a light smoke, spicy, unusually complex for a blend
    • Finish
      long, warm, soft finish;
      very long astringent aftertaste with fruit notes (orange, raisin) and a gentle smoky note, spice stays on the palate for a long time

  7. jvanopstal scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A soft and medium sweet whisky with a good amount of smoke
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity with caramel and some smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet but with a spicy note
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long and warm with a good amount of smoke

  8. MLE scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Rody024 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Great dram for sure. Lovely balance and complexity. However, the price/quality ratio is totally off in my opinion.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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