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Overall rating
80.84/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB65165
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Extra Special Old Scotch Whisky
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
John Walker & Sons Ltd.
Added on
07 Mar 2015 2:24 pm by checkpointuk

Average value

€ 1283.52

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189 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Black Label

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.84 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The first seven ratings were from my bottle ;)
    Think there were dangerous differents between the years and versions ;)

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/johnnie-walker-black-label-extra-special-kupferberg-import-aus-den-fuenfzigern-35714/ Color: gold
    Nose: First of all, a "primeval-breath" rises in your nose. We had never seen such an aged smell on any whiskey. But by no means dusty or sucked, but with a lot of momentum and pep! A fragrance blend of ancient, dried peat bales, dark, fruity berries, toffee, butter, vanilla bars, fuse, gunpowder, spicy, red peppercorns, charcoal, pencil and orange peel with a hint of elderberry. Very aromatic and fascinating - to the knee!
    Taste: Creamy, round and delicious! At the beginning equal full seasoning with an overhang of salt. Fruity-sweet with ripe berries, creamy honey, vanilla (crème brûlée) and rich leather notes. After a while getting smokier and pepperier. Even slightly tart, but wonderfully integrated wood comes to light, which melts with notes of elderberry juice on the tongue. This delicate tartness makes the blend drier and more straightforward towards the finish. During the transition, notes of nuts and almonds crystallize out.
    Finish: Long, fruity-sweet and incredibly smoky. Delicate tart strikes that are in perfect harmony with the fruit component. Again it is nuts, almonds, vanilla, leather, tobacco and sweet, peaty smoke that stick to your tongue and reverberate for a long time.
    Remark: From top to bottom just great! No "turbo lag" or other false tones. The 60 years bottle rest you notice the whiskey in terms of power and flavor by no means. Continuously salty-peppery-smoky until the end.
    92 points (nose: 93 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Cork stopper, at least mid 1960s. Good old bottle style but inferior to 80s US version. Cork crumbled during careful opening of the bottle. Not as good as I had hoped, maybe due to cork influence? Still a relic of a time long gone.

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 25℃

    Eyes: golden, translucent and smelling. Nose: first caramel, hazelnut cocoa butter, amber walnuts, and then a soft and dense creamy aroma. The middle section is roasted coffee beans, and the end has some sweet and sour cranberry sauce . The fly in the ointment is that the alcohol has not been completely eliminated.
    Taste Palate: cocoa powder, mocha, smoked in the form of coke and black smoke, a little bit of dried fruit in a sherry bucket, a little bit of caramelized brulee and tiramisu. The woody aroma is more obvious, and there is dusty cream.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, espresso, souffle, caramel, dark chocolate Body: medium, oily and firm, slightly pungent

    Nose: 87/100
    Palate: 87/100
    Finish: 86/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86.5/100

    Overall: The most typical of this wine is that it has a dusty, whipped cream flavor, which leads to a bit of coffee beans. I felt a similar taste when I drank the Bomo Seagull label and the Granville bottled in the 70s and 80s. Although I am not sure if it was bottled in the 1970s, the flavor still has a sense of age.

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/johnnie-walker-black-label-extra-special-kupferberg-import-ob-1950-er/

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, caramel, woody, sweet spices, then vanilla and lemon and orange peel!
    little smoked back in the end!
    • Finish
      a good blend there!

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