Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
236
Whiskybase ID
WB69057
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Cork Closure
Bottle code
L5063DN002
Barcode
5000267130316
Added on
11 jun 2015 11:23 am by sengjc

Average value

€ 35.96

26 × in wishlist

236 × member ratings

771 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Johnnie Walker Green Label

34 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.00 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    easily drinkable, but a tad weak if tasted in a line up, among my notes after a 21yo Craggenmore were: odourless sugarwater....
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Francishomola scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      sweet and sour, rounded, citric,
    • Taste
      83 83
      citric, tea note,
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Daanminator scored this whisky 25 points Member Senior

    Found this too sharp both in nose and mouth.

  5. Макс scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. MonkeChef scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Aroma - Sweet, toffee, honey, apple, prunes, lemon peel, strawberry.
    • Taste
      honey, toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts, sweet
    • Finish
      sweet medium length, nuts, caramel, pepper, oak, vanilla.

  7. Merl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    now truly not a bad whiskey, but surprisingly "hot" and too balanced at the same time. Fits into the price range and would not be rejected.
    • Nose
      On the nose a nice mixture of different light fruits, some citrus, a little vanilla and a hint of smoke, imaginary.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly tingling and peppery in the mouth, the smoke becomes clearer, a certain citrus firmness runs through the whole mouth.
    • Finish
      The finish is initially accentuated with citrus and minty cool, then comes the pepper. When it wears off, it gets a bit tart, citrus peel and some peat.

  9. Saftkenner scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Well, for what is on the label, the price is actually and fortunately quite low. The idea of only marrying malt and no grain whiskeys is of course very praiseworthy. This, but also - I guess - especially the fact that it was completely out of print for several years, is responsible for its popularity, not the taste.
    However, mostly very, very "worn out" barrels were used here. I almost hate to say it, but I honestly prefer the "Black Label".
    • Nose
      80 80
      At the beginning, the alcohol is very clearly perceptible and determines the aroma. As the warmth increases, it gets better. Fruit notes follow: apple, orange, lemon, pear, delicate oak spice and malt.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Watery and slightly unbalanced. The alcohol is not well integrated and has a rather unpleasant spiciness.
      Lemon, malt, wrinkled apples, vanilla, tannins.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium length. What remains is a rather unpleasant bitterness, along with a little vanilla and a hint of apple.

  10. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The best JW has to offer. This green label is a very good blended malt at a decent price point.

  11. katarn_rb scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice tropical fruits (orange, mango), something peppery and spicy (Der Talisker?) And a great integrated hint of smoke and sandalwood. Very tasty and top price-performance ratio.

  12. butt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 84 points Super Administrator

    Let's face it, Johnnie Walker isn't overly popular among Single Malt drinkers. With that being said, Green Label has always been the exception to the rule. Fresh fruits, notably green apples and mango, dominate the nose while the peat is more suggested than imposed. The taste is measured and well-composed with a potpourri of sweet, aromatic and mildly peaty flavors. English breakfast tea, bitter honey and a dash of salt and pepper migrate into the moderate finish. A solid 15-year-old Blended Malt and arguably the best expression of the entire JW range.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 84 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A mature, very neat blended malt!
    • Nose
      fresh, fruity (apples, pears), floral, malty, delicate smoky aromas;
    • Taste
      soft, supple onset, beautiful spiciness / oak, a little smoke, malty sweetness;
    • Finish
      only a short finish, sweetness and fine smoke sound like!

  16. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    From the perspective of the PLV, this is a buy recommendation. Also, you lose the impression that it is just a blend. Peppery smoke reminiscent of Talisker. Just noticed :-)
    • Nose
      85 85
      Malty sweet, spicy and leathery with a pleasant smoke. Slight citrus note with light fruits. The vanilla comes through now. Pfeffrig before it starts. Class !
    • Taste
      86 86
      You could say full pipe of pepper and earthy leather. The smoke immediately combines the sweetness with orange peel and malt. Delicious ! This is a dangerously tasty blend with enough complexity for the price. Good choice. A masterpiece.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long and very balanced. Slightly bitter and peppery, it is on the palate. Afterwards very pleasantly chocolat sweet and with a small fruit plate he leaves the stage.

  18. SweetPeat scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Beautifully balanced and quite complex. On the nose rather mild and pleasing, in the mouth then already spicy and "edgy". Nevertheless, nothing bothers here, no alcohol to feel, no junk. Nice whiskey and for just under 30 € thoroughly recommended.
    • Nose
      starts with vanilla, caramel and honey, citrus fruits, behind it red fruits and very delicate dry smoke, nuts and some chocolate, fresh bread, a little minty freshness, the oak is mild and only slightly spicy.
    • Taste
      wonderfully soft, beautiful sweetness, honey, the oak becomes more intense and tart, little fruit, rather spicy, some milk coffee, delicate smoke.
    • Finish
      medium (6/10)

  19. Deloti scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Green label has been my favorite within the JW range (including blue label and double black). That is what it used to be, in recent releases quality has gone down considerably. Not nice for me anymore. A pity.

  20. gerardvw scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  21. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For about 30 - 35 euros a very good PLV. Sweet and easy to wegzechen.
    • Nose
      Fresh with clearly apple, some honey sweetness. Behind it very discreet dry smoke, which disappears over time more and more. As the glass warms up, some darker fruits are raised (cherries, raisins), chocolate
    • Taste
      Mild and creamy, medium sweet apples, light pepper, almost no more smoke, towards the end bitter chocolate
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong and spicy, a little sweet and peppery, then push through the oak clearly

  22. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This Johnnie Walker is quite complex copared to the Red and Black Label. The version (2012) seems more mature and got more different fruits in its charakter compared to the 2015 version. The 2015 version got more smoke and pepper on the palate but isn't quite as fruity. Though it's neck and neck. And for the money a lot of good whisky.Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Smoky, caramel, vanilla, yellow fruits (citrus fruits). Some honey.
    • Taste
      Smoke, citrus fruits, yellow gummy bears, pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium. Fruits, some pepper.

  23. jhut scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Tasted at home, 30-10-2017
    • Nose
      Pretty fresh, little grass show. Does not open itself. Some floral tones, young tones. Flowers that just start to bloom, no peat influence. Little fruit show, little lime like. Strikingly little wood affects a 15yo.
    • Taste
      Smooth, soft. Pleasant, pretty fresh.
    • Finish
      Soft, closed. Does not open itself. Later showing grass and young plants, a lot of malt. Floral tones, young but balanced. Pretty tasty but may use some more development.

  24. Gwhisky1 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. tomy63 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    gold color, slightly aromatic nose, slightly smoky, mineral, malt, lemon, pepper, cut grass. Lively, dry, mineral, some grass, malt, smoke, lots of pepper. Final fairly short only on pepper.

  26. Ivynor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, but tastes younger than 15 years .. Also lacks a little punch. The peppery finish is nice. 82-
    • Nose
      Light smoke, a little lime, ashes, earth, even if it remains discreet. A little minerality. Difficult to find a specific aroma.
    • Taste
      A bit bitter, vegetal, rather dry. The appetizer is quite sweet. The end of the mouth reminds the nose (earth, ashes, lemon), followed by good peppery notes
    • Finish
      Pepper, earth, lime, acidic notes

  27. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Solid whiskey without flourishes and fairly straightforward; pretty good for the pit
    • Nose
      nice sweet with red apples and chocolate; dark fruits such as cherries and plums mix discreetly; Raisins and prunes; a little bit of smoke
    • Taste
      creamy; slightly spicy oak and very sweet and chocolaty; Raisins and dark fruits; minimal smoke; a little bit of liquorice
    • Finish
      medium; spicy and sweet; it remains very spicy on the palate; At the end, the oak tree pushes neatly again

  28. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    Nose is really fresh and interesting. Full of sweet exotic citrus fruits like orange and clementine.

    Initial taste is very good and promissing, but the body never delivers.

    And it's just downhill from there, with an almost non existing finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70

  29. pelle86 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  30. Othorion scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    dangerous substance, not demanding or complex, but extremely tasty and very yummy. A nice blend, and for the price! Class!
    • Nose
      light, pleasant campfire smoke, some honey sweetness, toffee, apple, a few exotic fruit notes and a hint of hay
    • Taste
      Caramel, some black pepper, gentle, some oak, some indefinable light fruit, some smoke, some sweetness, everything harmoniously combined.
    • Finish
      rather short, the bright fruits, the smoke and a hint of caramel

  31. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  32. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    i didnt expect such an interesting nose. taste and finish are alright but nothing to celebrate. its a good dram for sipping in unexpierienced company, no big challenge, no need of too much attention. simple but decent.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  33. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Surprising to find 15yo whisky at this price nowadays, a good offering without question. Quality and profile appear to be comparable to the old bottling (ca. 2009), not even ABV and price have changed for the worse.

    What it lacks is a bit of power, but then again, the balance between subtle smoke and sweetness is well-done.

  34. Doctor B. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  35. sengjc did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A vatting of Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore and Caol Ila malt whiskies as noted on the packaging box.

  36. sengjc did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cork closure on this 700ml release - the North American 750ml release has the screwcap closure.

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