Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Blue Label “The Casks Edition”

Style: Rich and Spicy Nose: A simultaneous display of both sweetness and dryness here. Dried fruits and red liquorice wrapped around by robust peppermint. Plenty of dry spices laying around, complex overtone of white pepper, brass and meat stock. Honey drops bouncing off green tea leaves. Sweet, bit icy and meaty at the back. Palate:…

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Dram Review: Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Espresso Roast Exp#9

[43.2%・NAS・Bottled in 2017・Johnnie Walker Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Muscovado syrup with a hue of Speysider grassy top note. The oomph of toasted coffee bean is understated with a vague seaweed-y peat note sipping out. The wee grain grittiness wears thin and it draws a soft gingery kick. Palate & Finish: Can pineapples with the charred oak…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch Rum Cask Finish Exp#8

Style: Delicate and Fruity Nose: Sweet pineapple unwinding over a thin line of pulled pork. Caramel sugar cascading with dry spices. A fragrant touch on bright tropical fruits, very nice squeeze of green lime which lunges from the back. Pretty well constructed aroma. Palate: A much fuzzier delivery on the palate. Vanilla milk clouding over…

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Dram Review: Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years

[40.0%・18 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Johnnie Walker Bottling・General Release] Nose: The nose is on the approachable side, ripe fruits, marmalade with pear sweets and a light splash of grain spirit spices.  Just underneath lays a hint apple cider vinegar with the light creaminess and sandalwood interwinding together.  In the background, there’re traces of mineral water laced with…

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Whisky Review: John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2017 Edition “Mastery of Oak”

Style: Honey oak and Spicy Nose: Sweet toffee entrance while spices trailing closely. A bit of grain influence slips through which can be felt pretty forefront. Vanilla, clean pear drops at the core while cereal notes and dry spices plunge in from the back – Nutmeg, cloves and vanilla beans. Subtle fruity honey radiating fragrance…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

The Story Johnnie Walker is introducing a new range of limited edition, experimental whiskies: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch.   The Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch range lifts the lid on the skill and never-ending pursuit of flavour that drives the blending team, led by master blender Dr Jim Beveridge. The ongoing flavour experiments that Beveridge and his team study are a…

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Whisky Review: Johnnie Walker Green Label Aged 15 Years

  Style: Delicate and Complex Nose: Vanilla cream with brushes of Jasmine flower on the nose. A quick punch of spice lights up the tempo, followed by light-hearted cedar wood and grassy notes unveiling a solid malt at the heart. Drying smoke and white pepper lurking at the bottom of the aroma. A very busy…

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Whisky Review: John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2015 Edition “Rare Fruit Character”

Style: Fruity and Complex Nose: Starts with a delightful malty nose. Plucked a splendid chord of rose petals, dried barley, simmered red dates with a tad of sourness, giving off a very all-rounded aroma. Light spices supports the structure in a non-invasive manner. A very entertaining nose. Palate: A fascinating blend of dry and fresh fruity notes.…

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