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Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label


My favourite Johnnie Walker […]

Johnnie Walker brand needs no introduction. The basic version, Red Label can be found everywhere, in large quantities. It all has started in 1820 in Kilmarnock, when 15 year old John Walker founded the store where he offered, among others, alcohols. Mixing whisky in larger amounts occurred during the reign of Alexander Walker. It was after 1860. In 1893 the company purchased its first single malt distillery Cardu. Later they also acquired shares in many other distillieries. Currently Johnnie Walker belongs to Diageo. [caption id=attachment_2897 align=alignnone width=801] Johnnie Walker Green Label[/caption] Johnnie Walker is famous for its blends. My todays version the Green Label is a blended malt (pure malt, vatted malt), a mixture of only single malts, without any grain whisky. The key ingredients are: Talisker from the Isle of Skye, Linkwood and Cragganmore from Speyside, and Caol Ila from Islay. The youngest component is 15 years old. Recently a lot was said about the complete withdrawal of the production of Green Label, there have been many rumors and basically its fate was not known. Indeed, this version has disappeared from the shelves of European shops, but still is offered in Asia. In Poland, you can still meet it in bars. Johnnie Walker Green Label is bottled at 43% ABV. [caption id=attachment_2898 align=alignnone width=801] Johnnie Walker Green Label[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2899 align=alignnone width=801] Johnnie Walker Green Label[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2900 align=alignnone width=801] Johnnie Walker Green Label[/caption] N: begins with juicy tropical fruits, also orange, then fairly smoothly passes in a light sweetness, caramel, toffee, after that smoke, peat and a little bit of ash comes out, over the time notes of spices and slightly herbal releases, T: quite oily and gradually spreads in the mouth, first sweet, vanilla, honey, then ripe fruits, grapefruit, orange, a number of varying...

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  • Oysters and whisky

    Oysters and whisky



    in Intercontinental Hotel Vienna

    [caption id=attachment_1509 align=alignnone width=801] Cragganmore & Oysters[/caption] One of the Spring weekends I could spent in Vienna at the Intercontinental Hotel. Very nice and friendly hotel, but what is most important with well-stocked in whisky bar. When I got there I was offered fresh oysters. So I had no choice and ordered them. I also decided to Cragganmore 12 years old. Interesting combination, oysters beautifully composed with single malt. [caption...

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  • Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo 2013 part 4 tasting

    Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live Tokyo 2013 part 4 tasting


    Miscellanea Travel

    Whisky tasting.

    [caption id=attachment_1194 align=alignnone width=801] The Hakushu[/caption] In addition to the official, organized demonstrations you could try countless editions of whisky, mostly from Scotland and Japan. Tastings was included in the ticket price, besides very rare editions, which could be obtained for the so-called Premium Vouhers, I mentioned which in the part 3 TIBS. You just needed to approach a particular distillery booth and ask, if the presenter has not already suggested...

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