Sunday, April 24, 2016

SOWC Blended Weeks. Tasting: Johnnie Walker. Gold Label Reserve

Johnnie Walker. Gold Label Reserve
Blended Scotch Whisky

Distillery: NDP
Age: NAS
Proof/ABV: 40%
DK Price: $60/400dkk
Release: Ongoing

Points: 81/100 Points

The Gold Label Reserve saw the light of day, back in 2012. Up till then, it used to carry a big bright 18 years old, printed on the front label. But like so many other age statements, it somehow vanished into thin air.  

The Gold Label is said to contain malt from both Clynelish and Cardhu (Also Diageo Owned Distilleries). 

Nose:  Malty with honey and raisins.

Taste: Oily. Very smooth and honey sweet with caramel and vanilla ice cream in perfect harmony.

Finish:  Medium long with toffee and faint smoke.