Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Extra Special
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Duty Free
Added on
30 Mar 2015 7:28 pm by Ailios

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Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Black Label

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.62 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    With these regulars, it's hard to compare the different scores as it is not certain if all the contributors really tasted the same whisky. According to the label and all information, the whisky I rated is actually the same as on the picture above.

    Having said that, I find this a fairly good whisky. It's very drinkeable if you like smoky whiskies. It's certainly not onedimensional, yet neither is it the most complex whisky. It's well balanced. The only remark I have is that it's a bit hot on the finish. 
    • Nose
      The nose is dominated by a metallic set of flavours and by rather earthy peat smoke (roots). The metallic nose could be OBE, but I'm not certain. Apart from that, there is some nice honeyed malt in there, and plenty of green notes (freshly cut grass, spearmint), and a hint of shoe polish and polished furniture (wood). Far away is a hint of dried fruit.
    • Taste
      It's sufficiently powerful. The attack is creamier and less smoky than the nose suggests. There is more "green" and dried fruit to be detected. Grass, menthol, chlorophyl, and date, raisin and prune. Towards the end, there is spice (nutmeg and chili pepper) and a return of the smoke (with licorice root and licorice allsorts). 
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long and lingering (salivating). It gets a bit hot on chili spice, but apart from that it's pleasant. Moss, licorice root, smoke, menthol and a hint of prune is what lingers.


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