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Overall rating
77.00/100
votes
5
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Walker & Sons (JW&S)
Bottling serie
Old Scotch Whisky
Bottled
mid to late 1990s
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Extra Special
Barcode
5000267024202
Added on
13 May 2017 3:20 pm by Max70

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Level Username
Member Junior RoscoH

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87
Connoisseur Dris
79
Expert Senior neo
77
Member Senior Fillyenjoymalts
75
Expert Junior Fred Labosch
70

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Whisky Reviews for Johnnie Walker Black Label

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.00 points

  1. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    As this bottle is from '97, I thought the quality would be substantially better than current bottlings, probably even better than the early noughties bottlings (which were very decent btw), but I had to find out the hard way that that's not the case, at least not with the bottle of my batch. It is rounded and drinkable, but being devoid of any smokiness and sherry influence, this is just boring.
    Notes and aromas as cardboard and urinal cake are part of the 'ugly cavalry' in my book, the fact that these actually complement to the complexity speaks for itself.
    I guess the recipe for this batch was heavily relying on Dailuaine and Cardhu, without any island malts in the vatting, but with a bigger part for the grain whiskies.
    It doesn't have harsh flaws, but it doesn't have any traits worth mentioning either.
    This is drinkable, but it's disappointing as well.
    • Nose
      at first kind of spirity and flat, grain whisky, then malty, a little cardboard, faint urinal cake, becomes better after a moment, some figs, some orange zests, caramel, sometimes a little muscovado sugar even, marzipan, some old dry bay leaves, some juniper, cheap lemon concentrate, rounded but flat.
    • Taste
      fruity and tingling, citrusy sweet, decent grain whisky sweetness, malty, some cardboard, prickly pears, a little pineapple, develops towards pepperiness, nice body, round and refreshing, shy in terms of flavour and depth.
    • Finish
      pepper, grain whisky sweetness, cardboard, tingling, overripe pineapple slices.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  3. JS1961 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bottle and 2 Free Glasses.

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