Johnnie Walker Green Label
Johnnie Walker Green Label Whiskey is 15 year old blend of pure malts with an alcohol content of 43% ABV or 86 proof. Unfortunately, it is an endangered species, so if you find a bottle treat it with reverence as it is one of the last of its kind. Winning many plaudits from whiskey aficionados this combination failed to achieve the commercial success required to remain in the Johnny Walker stable which currently consists of 6 other ‘labels.’ This does not detract from the drink itself which is more for the pure malt connoisseur who enjoys a bit of character; rather than for those that prefer a blander blend.
JW’s Green Label Whiskey is a coming together of four highly distinctive pure malts that encompass the whole of Scotland in a single bottle; with each one bringing a unique character that adds a different layer to the overall experience. Firstly there is Talisker, a resident of the Isle of Skye that has a wide following in its own right, one of the peaty whiskeys; it provides a solid base on which to build. Then there is Linkwood, produced in a distillery in Elgin with water drawn from the Millbuies Loch, it generally finds its way into blends but some single malt is bottled and has a distinctive fruity character. The Cragganmore distillery harks back to 1869 when it was set up by John Smith of The Macallan and The Glenlivet fame and now produces a style that is typical of the Speyside varieties and their malty, sweet flavours. Finally there is Caol Ila, whose birth place has been sitting in the North of Islay since 1846, overlooking Southern Jura, and now gently turns the waters of Loch Nam Ban into an unpeated single malt.
Johnnie Walker Green Label Tasting Notes
Farbe: pale gold
Nose: apple, banana, butterscotch, heather, honey
Flavours: cedar, nutty, oak, sweet, sherry
Finish: long and spicy
- Category: Scotch Single Malt
- Whisky Region: Lowlands
- Age: 15 y.o.
- Alc.: 43%