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Overall rating
83.16/100
votes
218
Whiskybase ID
69057
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

€ 34.56

28 × in wishlist

218 × member ratings

757 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Green Label

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.16 points

  1. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. butt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  8. 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!

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

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

  10. 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.

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