Review #127 | /r/Scotch Review #52 – Johnnie Walker Green Label
The Schtick: This is a 15yr age stated blend from Johnnie Walker. It sits between their 12yr Black label and 18yr Gold Label.
Bottler: Johnnie Walker
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 15 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Honey, light floral notes and some lemon. Doughy and sweet. Mild fleeting smoke?
Taste: Thin mouthfeel and very mild but there’s some sweet vanilla cake, lemon zest and a tiny hint of oak and smoke. It’s pleasant and unoffensive but not boring, which I find exceptional (relatively).
Finish: Short-Medium with some decent heat. More than the mouth feel which is odd. Smokier here too but the doughy sweetness is still prominent and balanced.
Overall: I love to hate on the Diageo overlords but this bottle really impressed me. It wasn’t boring, it had some good diversity. It’s delicious, sweet and floral with some nice smoke balance and I enjoyed drinking this far more than expected.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect