Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Years Old (43%, OB, 2018)
- Category: Blended malt scotch whisky
- Origin: undisclosed
- Bottling: OB
- ABV: 43%
- Cost: £37.90
What they say
Johnnie Walker Green Label is crafted from a palette of Speyside, Highland, Lowland and Island malts matured for at least 15 years – all perfectly balanced to bring together the intense aromas of crisp cut grass, fresh fruit, wood smoke, deep vanilla, and sandalwood.
Johnnie Walker Green Label is crafted from a palate of malts matured for at least 15 years in American and European oak casks, to create a blend that is true to the Johnnie Walker style of bold flavour and distinctive smokiness.
Official tasting notes:
- NOSE The clean aromas of cut grass and fresh fruit mingle with pepper, rich vanilla and sandalwood.
- PALATE Discover a range of deep wood notes, lush with oak and cedar. Johnnie Walker Green Label combines these richer flavours masterfully with light garden fruits and tropical, fragrant, floral notes.
- FINISH A fantastic expression our signature smoky finish, with notes of peat and the crisp flavour of sea salt.
What I say
Door #21 of the Drinks by the dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.
A revisit to Johnnie Walkers recently reinstated Green Label 15 Years Old. Sadly at our last tasting of this new expression I didn’t really take detailed notes of some older bottlings of this blend other than enough to suggest they differed from the re-release.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Eiswein gold (7/20), slow, medium tears and infrequent medium leg.
- Nose: Fresh, green apple and grass, pear, white grape, white pepper, vanilla, linen, nutmeg.
- Taste: Balanced fruit and cereals, apple breakfast bars or porridge with fresh fruit; apple, pear, hints of pineapple and peach, woody and nutty hints, peanut butter and lime curd.
- Finish: Long, citrus zest, sweet honey, white oak wood/sawdust.
Fresher and fruitier than I remember, slightly odd nutty and zestiness to it like peanut butter and lime curd on toast. – I guess peat and crisp sea salt from the official notes hints at what they are trying to attain.
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