Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Whisky 70cl
A distinctive blend from Johnnie Walker with a delicious honey sweetness.
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Whisky
Originally launched as simply Johnnie Walker Gold Label, this honeyed whisky was derived from Alexander Walker II's blending notes. It was launched to commemorate the centenary of Johnnie Walker. It was renamed to Gold Label Reserve in 2013.
Whilst this is a blend of malt and grain whiskies, it is created around single malt whisky from Clynelish. The resulting blend of whiskies are chosen for their sweet, honeyed qualities.
The aroma of this is full of honey and, well known in Scotland heather. It has hints of caramel and a delicate spice of nutmeg. Warm woody notes also come through enticing the drinker into the glass.
The flavour of honey and a sweetness comes through on the palate as well (which is quite typical of Johnnie Walker). With their Gold Label though there are also additional, prominent floral notes, a touch of tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla in the sweetness as well.
The finish is quite long, sweet with a touch of smoke and a hint of toffee to it.
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This is a whisky which works well in the mix, but is equally at home and enjoyed on its own. Try it simply on its own, or with a splash of water. For something refreshing on a warmer day, try served over a single large ice cube.