Overall rating
Blended Malt
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
43.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottled for
Retail Travel Exclusive
Added on
14 May 2016 4:40 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 60.68

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72 × member ratings

220 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Island Green

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 points

  1. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like to taste the Whiskey Festival 2017, the blended motif is never enough. It is a blended mortar containing Caol II, Clynelish, Glenkinchie and Cardhu.
    • Nose
      The scent of the peat was great, Caol Ila was probably not afraid. It is a bit sweetish rubber (famous Mercury wheels), aluminum, earthy. Spices, salinity, sweetness and honesty are given to their hands. (87 b)
    • Taste
      It smells like it tastes good. I just think it might be a bit fuller. Sexy, sweet, earthy, clay, but overall great comfort. (85 b)

  2. Bona scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    In the nose rather reserved, slightly smoke, spice, malt, citrus Quite ashy smoke in the mouth (could be Caol Ila neatly in there), grass, cereals and tender apple, some oak. Departure not so very long and again ashen, slightly dry. Overall, a spicy blend, with not too much sweetness and fruit. Can you drink?

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    OK, medium to strong smoke, enough flavor accessories, full of character for a blend, the expectation of the name "Iceland Green" feels somehow fulfilled ... but he is not interesting, there is nothing to buy a bottle or to Recommendation ... you can drink well, for 50 € / liter I do not feel ripped off, would, if I wanted smoke, but more likely to grab the Talisker Dark Storm. Or even cheaper liter tuffs, Jura, Bowmore ...
    • Nose
      light smoke, a bit spicy, soft pepper, I also think of some freshness (citrus?) and salt (is that perhaps the supposedly contained Clynelish?), sweetness is rather restrained, some caramel and malt
    • Taste
      here the smoke becomes clearer, dry, campfire, ashes, again salt and pepper, and slightly bitter, vegetal notes, grass, flower-cut ... in the Huntergrund nougat, milk chocolate, toasted cereals
    • Finish
      medium length, ash, allspice, dark chocolate

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An honest, really good offering from Johnnie Walker that just oozes balance and never feels engineered.
    • Nose
      Relatively strong peaty notes at first of smoke, tar, charcoal, but also a light pepperiness. Caol Ila is certainly making its presence known, but there's room for other aromas. Gentle herbs and soft citrus notes (mostly sweet orange peel) round out a balanced olfactory experience.
    • Taste
      Somewhat waxy but also fairly ashy. There's some vegetal peat, seaweed and burnt toast. A touch of honey and milk chocolate too.
    • Finish
      Gentle and ashy with some sweet malt. Finally a whisper of chocolate.

  5. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Mystery tasting.
    This is a bit Jekyll and Hyde: lovely and enticing on the nose teases a different experience in the delivery
    • Nose
      peat, half time oranges, a bit Ben Nevis, a bit 105, a bit Springbank
    • Taste
      43% or so, very soft citrus fruit to start but dryness does come to the fore; repeated sips the peat asserts itself
    • Finish
      short->medium; with the alcohol down it has difficulty sustaining itself and wood starts to dominate; repeated sips might raise this to a medum- but that is the lingering peat and some of the bitterness

  6. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, creosote, peat smoke, iodine, sea salt, baking spices, oak cask and apples note on nose.

    Creosote, spices, oak cask, dried fruits on taste.

    Middle finish with spices, creosote, vanilla, oak dryness notes.

    It’s a very good scotch! Peaty and lightly sweet. 

  7. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    On the nose the Caol Ila is dominate, but the taste are more balanced.
    I miss the Talisker a bit, but at this price (50 EUR / liter) this whisky is okay.
    • Nose
      83 83
      First the peat sticks. Then citruses, camphor, salted caramel. A touch of mint and celery.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Instead of peat smoke, later ash. Salt and pepper. The sweet fruitiness of Clynelish,
      the oiliness of Cardhu and the floras notes of Glenkinchie are more noticeable than the nose.
      A little herbals and buttery popcorn.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, dry length with ash.

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, explosion of fresh peat, spices, pepper, fruits (citrus fruits!), In the line KILCHO and CAOL ILA!
    • Nose
      a JW where we have for its peat before the smoke!
      then fresh fruit on the citrus mixed well and sweet caramel, back a little grassy, ​​very nice.


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