Review #488 | /r/Scotch Review #176 – Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
The Schtick: This is the re-release of the previously age stated Gold Label from Johnnie Walker
Bottler: Johnnie Walker
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Sweet caramel, cake. Malty cereal, faint sea breeze.
Taste: Think mouthfeel but no heat. Sweet vanilla, cake, mild apple pear. Faint brine, butter cream and the faintest hint of some smoke.
Finish: Medium length. Gentle smoke, pepper, sea breeze. Lemon butter cream, cake-y notes. Overall it’s sweet, faintly briney and smokey.
Overall: Not the most complex thing in the world, but surprisingly complex for a Walker. I think the Green is still my favorite so far, but this wasn’t half bad.
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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