Scotland, Blended Whiskey, 40.0% ABV
Awards: Gold - Blended: Super Premium - 2015, The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business) Gold - Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2014, International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver - Scotch Whisky - Blended - 2017, International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver - Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2013, International Wine & Spirit Competition Jim Beveridge blended Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve so that its flavours unfold in waves, with rich fruit and vanilla alongside spicy and sweet woody notes and a gentle smokiness.
He has created a blend that’s ideal for classic Scotch based cocktails because each of its distinct flavours can be enhanced through a choice of mixers and ingredients – like its rich vanilla notes that work so well in a zesty Whisky Sour or bringing its sweet fruitiness to the fore in a tall glass with crushed ice and a slice of fresh orange.
Nose: Honey and heather with thick caramel notes and a subtle nutmeg spice. Dried meadow flowers and a hint of fresh banana.
Palate: Smooth and succulent with a honeyed sweetness that's typical of Johnnie Walker. There's more to this though, the floral elements are quite prominent and there's a spiced sweet vanilla note too.
Finish: Long, sweet and toffee-like.
Overall: A typically easy drinking blend from Johnnie Walker, this will not disappoint fans of the style.