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Johnnie Walker Red Label review

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Johnnie Walker Red Label review

Johnnie Walker Red Label in a gift box

I decided to get back to my roots by reviewing Johnnie Walker Red Label, one of the biggest selling whiskies in the world – usually the “cheapest whisky in the house”, when you ask the bartender. Nothing great but along with Jack Daniel’s one of the first whiskies, I’ve ever tasted.

This is a legendary blend of 35 grain and malt whiskies. Everyone knows it. Too bad the reputation doesn’t make it any better. Know that I got to taste it again, after all these years – it kinda feels bit better. Has it gone smoother over the years?

This should be THE RUNNING MAN

Smoother or not, I still have to call this walker The Running Man. It is a classic, a legend, like the movie. But they both are awfully humorous.

The malt whisky for Johnnie Walker Red Label comes from Dailuaine distillery.

Colour: Golden amber
Nose: Sharp and pungent with herbs and floral grainy notes. Bit fruity in a stingy way.
Taste: Has it turned smoother over the years or has my mouth started to get some numbness from all the whisky I’ve tasted? Watery and light but spices and vanilla are there, and some botanical notes.
Finish: Bitter oak and burning spices. Very pointy rough finish.
Balance: Feels like it’s smoother, than what it used to be but still, a watery blended scotch whisky.

Scoring

64
Nose:Taste:Finish:Balance:
17
16
15
16
Origin: Kilmarnock, Scotland Distillery: malt from Dailuaine Brand: Johnnie Walker Owner: Diageo ABV: 40%
Johnnie Walker Red Label review

Johnnie Walker Red Label on a Valentine’s Day

Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature bottle

Ralfy comparing Red Label’s by Johnnie Walker: sixties against the 2010 version, enjoy:

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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