Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
2022-04-08
Blended from over 40 different Scotch whiskies and grains, Johnnie Walker is the most widely used whisky for cocktails in bars. We take a look at whether it also delivers what it promises when neat.
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

First bottled in 1909, the Black Label has been with us for over 100 years and has become the world's most famous Scotch blend. Over the years, the whisky, against which everyone had to measure themselves at the time, has won countless awards.

Smell

Sweet and tart. Bright grapes, lemony aromas and grapefruit are accompanied by vanilla. A light smoky note resonates.

Taste

It tastes younger than it is. A certain alcoholic sharpness transitions into strong oaky, cereal aromas. Fresh rye bread comes to mind. The light smoke from the nose is also recognisable here. Later, we also notice the smelled aromas of vanilla and lemon. However, the oaky taste clearly predominates.

Finish

In the finish we have bitter notes paired with light fruit and a not excessive amount of dried wood. There is also a hint of smoke.

The Whiskys in the Johnnie Walker Black Label are matured for at least 12 years (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)
The Whiskys in the Johnnie Walker Black Label are matured for at least 12 years (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)

Conclusion

We do not see any particularly outstanding features, either positive or negative. For a price of about 20 euros, you can always have a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label at home. It is suitable for mixing in any case.

61/100 - Good

Value for Money: Good

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