Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
I'll start off by saying the poll itself is slightly flawed in that the green label is a totally different whisky catagory than the other labels, and I feel many people may pick green simply because they prefer a vatted malt over a blend.
Anyhow, without factoring price into the equation, I enjoyed the gold label the most. Whoever it was above who said it reminded them almost of a brandy, I totally agree. There's a lot of fruity creamy flavors/sensations happening that reminded me a lot of brandy. It took me by surprise and I quite enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, the red label presented to me a smell sensation that reminded me too much of a very very cheap U.S. bottled scotch I drank in high school. The taste was much better thankfully, but that odd scent on the nose brought back all the wrong memories.
I find that in the realm of beverage alcohol, consumers expect price and enjoyment of the product to be relative to each other. Some exceptionally old and rare malts go into the blue label. Although I feel that perhaps the makers of johnnie walker are making a top notch product partially for the sake of luxury. How many buyers of the blue label purchase it for the appreciation of the blender's craft, the harmony of malt and grain, etc? Is it a status symbol? I feel a rant coming on so I'll stop.