This whisky was originally created for the Duty Free market, but has been released for general retail.
First conceived of in 1920 by Alexander Walker II, as a blend to celebrate Johnnie Walker’s 100th birthday, Gold Label wasn’t actually produced until the 1950s, as there was a lack of reliable aged malt whisky at the time.
Following Alexander Walker II’s death, Johnnie Walker’s master blenders discovered the planned recipe in his notebooks, and decided to create the dram (with a few finishing touches). The lack of spirit following the Second World War meant that Gold Label was originally limited to Johnnie Walker employees.
Finally, in the late 90s, the blend was released for all to enjoy.
Based around a core of Clynelish malt whisky (alongside 14 other whiskies), Gold Label delivers flavours of light oak, silky vanilla, beeswax, mango, peach, honey, rose petals, butter, very gentle smoke, apples, pears, flint and cereal sweetness.
A high quality blended Scotch, this is a step up from the Johnnie Walker standard range.