Overall rating
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
21 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2014 4:29 pm by wacher

Average value

€ 142,99

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55 × member ratings

277 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker XR 21

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.19 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Spitzenblend, which I would probably blindly do not necessarily believe in a blend and which one also notices his only 40% negative, in my opinion, much better than the Blue Label and can keep up well with several malts of his age, the visual presentation are the 150 € then almost adequate.
    • Nose
      it immediately bounces off an intense aromatic - dark berries, ripe cherries, Toffifee, Sachertorte ... after a while milder, velvety - apricot, vanilla, honey, nougat ... just pleasant
    • Taste
      Forest fruit jam, wild honey, dark chocolate, full-bodied and velvety, pleasant dark-sweet spiciness, the bitter / woody notes barely touched, but not reached
    • Finish
      velvety dry, long, chocolaty, a hint of licorice

  2. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla fudge, dark fruits, oak, and a little sherry
    • Taste
      81 81
      Dark fruits follow oak, some dark chocolate and very little sherry and some tea
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium short, with oak

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The total has more than the Royal Salute 21yo WID: 51839 to offer. Relatively dark fruits. Then quite a lot of oak.

    For the price then but rather a 21 year old single malt. He is a lot more exciting then.

  4. Jeig scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Subtle nose, slight floral, no peat, no oak.
    • Taste
      Rather thin, slight sweetness and vanilla. Hint of spiciness
    • Finish
      Short finish, slight oak and dry.

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I tasted at the Whiskey Festival 2017. That grain is an unnecessarily big part. And some percentage would be good for her, at least for the 43. But the bottle looks really good, and the whiskey is certainly cool. I like to taste.
    • Nose
      Heavy floral scents, honey and dense fruit sweets. A little fragrance, but compared to Cutty Sark 18 yo, the smell is fuller, richer and more mature. For chocolate and caramel. (83 b)
    • Taste
      The body is thinner than I liked, Holt's a blend, even when I was twenty-one. Honey, wood, caramels and chocolate. The flavor is well suited to the aroma. (83 b)

  6. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Slightly more Brora would have been nice. :)
    • Nose
      Vanilla, citrus, bergamot, matured oak and solid smoke
    • Taste
      Sweet, woody, spicy, smoky: grain, tea, peach
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    (XR 8791 FJW)

    Soft smokes arises and greet you as soon as I get close to the glass,
    distant ashes, cheesy, cedar wood, soft aroma of Trinidad cigar box. A
    little Bergamot aroma coming thru with sea soaked moist wood.

    P- Arriving with mature tea notes, sweet pickle ginger, apricot, peach
    and spicy rye. Apparent dry oak took over with slightly hollow space to
    fill. Missing some firm strength.

    F- Medium, extended fruits
    and sweet smokes, charming nonetheless..... but in reverse manner. Would
    hoped this could be with a bit more ommph.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Butz75 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. diomalt did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A special edition release of Johnnie Walker, this 21 year old expression was inspired by the blending notes of Sir Alexander Walker. Featuring whisky from the extensive Johnnie Walker stocks, the XR 21 Year Old is even said to include whisky from the now-silent Brora distillery. Exciting stuff from Johnnie Walker!

  10. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This blend is supposed to include Brora - see the review on Master of malt at


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