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Double Black ???

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Double Black ???

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:02 pm

I hope this has not been discussed already but I had a look around and did a search and could not find anything on it.


Anyway, Noticed the other day that our man on the pulse in the states John Hansell mentioned Johnny Walker double Black.

It seems with the general popularity of peated whisky's that Walkers are bringing out an more peated version of the famous black label.

As a fan of the black label for a nip down the pub I must say that I think I'd look forward to tasting this.

Anybody any more info on this?

Anybody tasted one or even seen one ???
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Re: Double Black ???

Postby les taylor » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:07 pm

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Re: Double Black ???

Postby les taylor » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:08 pm

les taylor wrote:Hi Adrian

Try this link:- http://www.moodiereport.com/document.ph ... c_id=22847


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Sorry no edit button. I think it looks impressive but have no plans to go to either of those six airports at the moment.
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Re: Double Black ???

Postby jimidrammer » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:44 pm

With no age statement and a 20-30% $$ premium why not just buy the JWB and add a splash of Caol Ila 12yo? Or does the "deep charred oak cask" noted on the label really add something?
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Re: Double Black ???

Postby lockejn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:31 pm

I'd definitely be interested in trying a bottle. A real shame these companies focus so heavily on travel retail, though. It completely locks out a huge segment of the market. Unless and until it becomes widely available at the regular retail level, I'll spend my money on someone else's whisky.
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Re: Double Black ???

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:16 am

It actually says 15-20% premium on regular JW Black which even though would not be a huge amount extra it does sound a bit rich at the same time (excuse the pun). But I think I'd at least buy one just to try but will not be going out of my way to get one.

Having a JW blue currently which is actually very good with an brilliant and long finish. Not sure if it's worth the full bottle money though. (Mine is from a 4 pack of 200ml bottles which I think is very good value)
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Re: Double Black ???

Postby Dscotland » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:59 pm

i quote from a very reliable source

"the normal 12yr old JW Black is waiting for stocks to mature.

This has been put out in fancy packaging but with an inferior blend"

i will not divulge my source even under torture :)
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Re: Double Black ???

Postby 37degrees » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:52 pm

I don't see the magic. If you want a more smoky Walker, pick the green. Black is great, if you want it smooth and easy. Red is great if you want it rough and cheap. Haven't tasted the gold and blue yet.
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