Review #682 – Johnnie Walker Black Label, 1970

Review #682 | /r/Scotch Review #233 – Johnnie Walker Black 1970

The Schtick: This is a very old bottling of a very common product.


Distiller: Various (Blend)

Bottler: Johnnie Walker (Diageo)

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


Nose: Sweet bready sweetness. Vanilla, honey, really prominent sherry sweetness. Nutty and delicious. Almost a complete lack of smoke.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, nice glazed donut / bakery sweets. Really nice sherry influence, surprising its here but its very evident. Faint leathery tobacco, very faint smoke.

Finish: Short, mild and sweet. Honey, faint sulfur and a nice stewed fruits exit.

Overall: Really shockingly different from modern Johnnie Walker Black. Not so much different or gradually changed with time. This is a night and day difference with a wildly different profile. I dig it. Its delicious.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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