Review #355. Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Review #355 – Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Whiskey Network Review #355 | /r/Scotch Review #148 – Johnnie Walker Blue Label , 80pf | 43% ABV

Distiller: Various (Blend)

Bottler: Johnnie Walker

ABV: 80pf | 40% ABV

Source: /r/scotchswap sample

Nose: Vanilla, caramel, some grainy yeasty dough, very mild and sweet.

Taste: Thin, pleasantly sweet. Apples, pears, vanilla, mild caramel and that’s… Little bit of wafer cookie – very mild yeasty notes with just a hint of clove or oak. No burn.

Finish: Mild, no heat. Sweet, not offensive in any way. Doesn’t really stick around.

Overall: I know I”m not telling you anything you have not heard before. This is a solid, if completely forgettable dram. It’s sweet, pleasant and not punishing in any way, whatsoever. It is the perfect CEO / business class whiskey. You can drink it, feel like hot shit, and not cough trying to swallow it neat. It does what it sets out to do, it’s just a shame it costs about 5 times what it’s worth. I’m giving this a Rank 5 – there are no major flaws but it is not exciting.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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