A lovely little taster pack featuring 5 of the big hitters from Johnnie Walker’s standard range.
The set includes 50ml miniatures of Black Label, Double Black, Gold Label Reserve, the 18 year old and the prestigious Blue Label.
Black Label needs little introduction, perhaps the most famous blended whisky in the world. This miniature size still offers up all the sweet, smoky, spicy flavours that drinkers know and love.
Double Black is designed as a more intense and amplified version of the original Black Label, with the peatiness kicked up. The result is a smokier, richer style of whisky, that delivers notes of lovely floral peat smoke, malt biscuits, apples and sweet grain.
Gold Label Reserve was originally thought up back in 1920 by Alexander Walker II, as a blend to celebrate 100 years since the original Johnnie Walker grocery store opened up. For one reason or another, the blend wasn’t actually launched until the 1990s. The blend is based around a core of Clynelish malt whisky, alongside 14 other malt and grain spirits. The result is a very waxy, delicious blended Scotch, that offers notes of vanilla, peach, rose, apples and oak.
The 18 year old is made up of 18 different grain and malt whiskies, with a large percentage coming from the exalted distilleries such as Cardu, Auchroisk, Glen Elgin and Blair Athol. The final result is a sumptuous dram that serves up notes of cherry, toffee, smoke, bananas and dried fruits.
Finally, the Blue Label. One of the most highly esteemed blended whiskies on the market, this blend contains some of the rarest and oldest whiskies in the Diageo reserves. Said to include spirit from Clynelish, Caol Ila, Royal Lochnagar, Glenlossie, Glenkinchie, and Cameronbridge distilleries, the whisky balances spirit from every whisky-making region in Scotland. Drinkers can expect a rich, velvety mouthfeel with notes of hazelnuts, dark chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla and oak, alongside a hint of peat smoke.
A fantastic tasting set that gives the drinker a comprehensive overview of Johnnie Walker’s range.