Thursday, 9 July 2009

JOHNNIE WALKER Green Label 15 years old 43%


Nose:
Dry anise and sweet malt coalesce perfectly. A dash of peat heightens the nosing experience. Some gingery notes on top, as well.



Palate:
Liquid honey encapsulates charming and sophisticated malt, bordering first on the liquorice-like before eventually metamorphing into chocolate and coffee.





Finish:
Long, almost levitating finish. Dry chocolate followed by bursts of smoky and spicy malt. The chocolate then returns laced with acerbic tea notes.


Comment:
Johnnie Walker is a byword for top quality whisky and this one is no exception. There are curious echoes of the Black Label here, but (of course) without the wall of hard grains. Next time you´re out shopping, try skipping the Highland Parks and Taliskers in favour of this one. You won´t be disappointed.

Rating: 8,5/10

2 comments:

  1. In my humble opinion, Johnnie Walker Green Label is the most underrated of the product line up. It is definitely better than Blue Label.

    Some people think that at the Green Label price point they can buy a single malt which will automatically be better. A lot of 10-12 yr old single malts pale in comparison to Green Label. Examples: Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich 12, Auchentoshan 12.

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