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Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

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My favourite Johnnie Walker.

My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(85 points)

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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.

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker is famous for its blends. My today’s 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.

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label

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 tones of oak with bitterness, slightly peppery with a hint of peat,

F: long with traces of oak, light peat and bitterness, and a drop of orange juice.

Score: 85.

Green Label is my favourite whisky from the whole Johnnie Walker family. The smell is medium intense, but complex and nicely balanced, similar situation is with taste. Despite the 43% ABV it is sufficiently expressive. It is unfortunate that on the shelves of our stores this whisky is no longer available.

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Johnnie Walker Green Label


Comments (8)

  1. Jan van den Ende

    24 March 2014 / 23:17

    My favorite JW as well Lukasz! Too bad it had to leave. Too expensive to produce I suppose. It’s easier to earn a lot of money with Gold Reserve and Platinum and the like!
    Cheers!
    Jan

    Reply
    • LukLovesWhisky

      25 March 2014 / 22:28

      That’s true Jan. It may be unprofitable enough for Diageo to use 15 years old single malts, especially in NAS Era.

      Reply
  2. daniela

    28 March 2014 / 14:29

    uwielbiam ten alkohol:) potrafię odpłynąć w fotelu trzymając szklankę z tym trunkiem:)

    Reply
    • LukLovesWhisky

      2 April 2014 / 19:33

      Zatem smacznego! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Lukasz

    12 February 2016 / 17:35

    Czy posiada Pan może jakaś skromna ilość green labela i byłby w stanie zaoferować sampel?

    Reply
    • LukLovesWhisky

      21 February 2016 / 21:20

      Przykro mi, nie wysyłam sampli. Dla pocieszenia mogę dodać, że podobno Green Label powróci na europejski rynek.

      Reply
  4. Marcin

    10 August 2016 / 18:50

    Witam
    Green Label`a mamy w swojej ofercie.
    W Plastrach Sklep Monopolowy
    Pozdrawiam

    Reply

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