Overall rating
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
No Neck Label
Added on
17 Aug 2014 10:30 am by zinaf

Average value

€ 20,27

2 × in wishlist

107 × member ratings

291 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Red Label

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 64.27 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    Nothing to see here... However it's not terrible compared to similarly priced blends.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      67 67

  2. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Johnnie 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.
    • 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.

  3. holborndrinker scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    Sometimes you don't feel like a T-bone steak, but a drunken kebab.

  4. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

  5. magatsu scored this whisky 60 points Newbie

    • Nose
      59 59
    • Taste
      61 61
      a tad sweet, honeyish maybe and not much more
    • Finish
      59 59
      almost none

  6. Kingalein scored this whisky 59 points Member Senior

    Nothing you need. A cheap booze.
    If that is already cheap, then a Havana Club has 3 years to offer much more, even if it is not whiskey.

  7. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 49 points Connoisseur

    Certainly rather intended for mixing - the Black is a quantum leap to this!
    • Nose
      distinct, sprightly alcoholic aromas, almost like "raw brandy";
    • Taste
      very restrained onset, slightly oily, subtly fruity, slightly spicy; Trace smoke (?), Obviously young; one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      short finish. some smoke and bitterness;

  9. vole scored this whisky 60 points Expert Junior

    Please, never again!
    29.10.16, Groß-Zimmern, Key West

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I've recently tasted a lot of supermarket discount tickets (see notes list) and imagine me as fair and sympathetic ranzgehren, but this is really down to the very bottom. Along with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/51719/lauders-blended-scotch-whisky
    • Nose
      Not good at all. To be on the safe side, take a sip of 6.99-MicMac https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/77431/mic-mac-nas in another glass ... but, nose is OK and the MicMac smells heavenly against it ... back to the JW: metallic, a bit sprittig, wet cardboard, what dirty-ashy and a strong shot No-thanks.

      PS: 20 minutes in the glass make it more bearable. Aqueous-neutral.
    • Taste
      Must I? Oh, hell, everything for the dachshund, everything for the club!
      The good news: There is something whiskey-like. Sweetness, caramel, milk chocolate. But this is unfortunately about this announced in the nose Bäh-note, metallic, bitter, sprittig, somehow dirty - should the smoke be?
    • Finish
      too long, scratchy, bitter


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