Overall rating
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Bourbon / Finish in Ex-Rye Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2016 10:12 am by Duke11

Average value

€ 40.78

6 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

262 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker 10-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.68 points

  1. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Surprisingly spicy start with warm rye seasoning, caramel and full, ripe fruitiness. In the background honey, oak, biscuit-like maltiness and a hint of smoke. Will then syrupy, flambéed banana, glazed apples and roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      Warm, spicy start with a noble mouthfeel. Rye flavor, then full caramel-like sweetness, chocolate biscuits, glazed apples, sugar syrup and dusty floristry.
    • Finish
      Long, clear and fine spicy oak, a hint of tobacco and dark chocolate.

  2. rb854 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted it head to head with the red rye finish. There were some similarities, but this one had the upperhand. Fuller and sweeter in the nose, more power in the taste.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, cinnamon, citrus fruit, tangerines, rye-ish, bananas, cloves and somewhat grain-like.
    • Taste
      Firm, full, sweet, vanilla, cinnamon, some creamy fruit, bananas, wood, honey, pepper and again somewhat grainy.
    • Finish
      Rye-ish, spices, citrus fruit, a little bitter note, oranges, medium length.

  3. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a big rye whisky or Johnnie Walker fan, but this was surprisingly good. The smells and tastes are a bit hard to find, but if you want to they are there to be found. I'd seen and read reviews that mentioned the creamy mouthfeel, and I am happy to concur. One of the best Johnnie Walkers I've come across and a good bridge to rye whisky.
    • Nose
      White fruits (pears and lychee), acetone, green grain and oak, oranges, birch syrup, rye and vanilla
    • Taste
      A touch of birch beer, first. Followed by butterscotch, oak, spiced rye and vanilla, and banana custard. 
    • Finish
      Soft finish.  Sweet rye with faint allspice, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, and still fainter walnut. 

  4. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Nose: a lot of vanilla and typical Grain / Bourbon sweetness, caramel, peppery Rye seasoning (also some caraway), solvent (not meant here in the negative) He has gotten quite a bit of the Rye - blind nobody would guess a Scot. Not very complex, but delicious and aromatic.
    Taste: first soft then comes a strong pepper sharpness, bread with a lot of caraway, honey, burnt caramel - in the finish then short and heavy coffee, bitter oak and again a decent portion of Rye seasoning. Violent but short.
    Fierce and interesting part. He has more to offer than the Red Rye finish but he is not quite as "easy-going". The departure of this is a bit too violent and too short. Nevertheless, a great blend!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. SemperAugustus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind trying with Chinese food, this one is better than Glengoyne 21 and 25. splendid!!!

  7. Scott-Scotch did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Normally not my favourite brand, but this expression is quite good :). Nice influence of the rye casks, without dominating the character of the whisky
    • Nose
      quite some sweetness with clear rye influence. Also reminds me of single grain whisky, including the typical glue nose. Vanilla and a bit of spices are present too.
    • Taste
      Once again rather sweet, but now more spice notes than the nose gave away initially. some caramel notes and bread notes are present too
    • Finish
      medium long, again mostly sweet. some spiciness mingles nicely with some oaken notes.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. THan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I usually have a hard time with aromas.  Not this one-strong notes of caramel on the nose.  There is a slight hint of grain bitterness in the development, just a hint.  Medium finish with caramel and spice.  My first JW with a nice(46%) abv.  This can take a lot of water.  I glad that this is overlooked because I can hoard it at fantastic prices. 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81


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