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Johnnie Walker Blue Label review

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label review

The Blue Label by Johnnie Walker tries to capture some of the earliest whisky blends from the 19th century. In my opinion, most overpriced whisky there is.

Cardhu distillery malts have been used as the core of this blended whisky.


Johnnie Walker Blue Label is like the movie Cutthroat Island by Finnish director Renny Harlin. It was a huge box office flop with high costs. The Blue Label hardly is a flop, when thinking about the sales and the gross profit. But the content is. Especially for people who don’t know much about whisky and have high hopes because of the pricing. Like I did, when I first tasted it.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is just a ordinary blend with a huge price tag. Even for a blended whisky, it isn’t good. There’s lot better blends out there, Teacher’s for example.

Colour: Sunlight
Nose: Stingy, peppery with brown sugar and hints of peat.
Taste: Floral and with a bit of malt feel. Sweet and watery like blends tend to be.
Finish: Rough and sour, some floral notes. Fast finish and without character.


Distillery: mostly Cardhu malts Brand: Johnnie Walker ABV: 43%
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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