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FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

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What's your favourite?

Red
3
2%
Black
46
33%
Green
41
29%
Gold
30
21%
Blue
20
14%
 
Total votes : 140

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby lincoln imp » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:47 pm

les taylor wrote:I think the Green is very hard to beat. An amalgamation of some cracking single malts.


Out of interest which malts are used in the JW Green?
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby lexvo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:22 am

lincoln imp wrote:
les taylor wrote:I think the Green is very hard to beat. An amalgamation of some cracking single malts.


Out of interest which malts are used in the JW Green?


Talisker
Cragganmore
Linkwood
Caol Ila

JW Green is my favourite :)
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby lincoln imp » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Now i know whats in it, i know why i like it so much. Thanks
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby Knolly » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:48 am

I've been involved with verticals of this before, including the blue King George Ed. and the Gold is typically the winner when tasted blind.

My opinion is that the Black is very drinkable.
The green is a good value for SMW drinkers who are limited to choosing it over other blends, but there are many equal - or lower cost - SMWs that I would pick over the green.
Cost no object I personally prefer the gold to anything else I've tasted from the range (which includes two of the blues), but like most, there are a lot of other whiskies i'd purchase first!
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby Lawrence » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:14 am

I'm with Knolly, I like the Gold but find the Black to be very drinkable. Even the much maligned Red is a decent dram (when nothing else is available) with a drop of water in a brandy snifter but it's a tad too young these days.
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby Theus » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:47 am

I've tried all...

Green is the best!
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby v1p » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:23 pm

v1p wrote:1. Blue
2. Gold
3. Black
4. Red
5. Green


Today:
1. Blue
2. Gold
3. Red
4. Black
5. Green
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby Malhavoc » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:44 am

bobby_29 wrote:I am a fan of the Blue, but I would love to give Green a try. I live in Ontario Canada and Green is the one label the LCBO no longer stocks (as of 2008, I believe).

I look forward to getting my hands on some to give it a try.

Green label is available in Quebec.

Not that I would suggest or condone the illegal transportation of liquor across provincial borders of course...
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby suffolkwhiskydrinker » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:45 am

Black is my fav by far,

I have been drinking whisky for about 10 years now, until recently i had never looked at blends. i was a whisky snob without knowing why. Black for the money is outstanding in my opinion. I have spent twice this on a single malt thats not as good.

Now i always have black in stock!
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby rayor » Fri May 27, 2011 11:15 am

my vote is for Black label 8)

I have never tasted green and gold labels, but I'm sure they are good, too

I prefer Johnie Walker Black Label for its smooth, sweet cinnamon, caramel and some spiciness taste...That is a great whiskey with a lot of flavours :thumbsup:
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:53 pm

Hi,

Have bought both Blue & Gold. Sniffed a Red but refused to let it touch me!!
Have not tried the Green.

From my readings the Blue seems to always be talked about as the best tasting but the price point seems to be contentious.

I bought a standard Blue when it was on a serious special and it is half way down.
Bought the Gold for Christmas with family and must say, though it was lovely, my opinion is that is did not have anything on the Blue.
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby Vest » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:06 pm

Probably the Blue, if I could afford it..
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby grumpy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:59 am

When drinking blends, I must say that my all time favorite is the Black Label, I also enjoy the Gold Label as well... :thumbsup: :smoke: 8)
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby whiskynig » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:59 am

Black for me, which I believe is the best value pound for pound, which in my pocket is still quite important! :lol:
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby whiskgeek » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:52 am

Gold over Green, but only barely. I like Swing a lot too (see avatar). I think I give the edge to Gold, because Green is aggressive enough that it makes me wish I had a single malt.
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby tossedsalad » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:24 pm

I've got the Green and Gold open at home and always go for the Green for some reason. :mrgreen:
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby danthepoetman » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:58 pm

I sense a general mood not too favourable to the Red label. The price of whisky being quite high, here in Quebec (we pay a hidden tax of 40%), I always keep a bottle of Red label around, either to make drinks or to drink with ice during very torrid, summer evenings. I find it to be a good, easy drinkable dram with a nice, classic twist of taste. It has been a good companion for me in time of misery, and I won't let it down. Besides, I find it to be a bit underrated. Voilà.
The Black label is sold around here at about the same price as the 12yo Glenlivet, for instance, or the 10yo Aberlour, the 12yo Glendronach, the 12yo Glenfiddich, etc. Tamdhu is even less expensive... Every time, I'll personally go with the single. In night clubs, often only blends are available, and in such occurrences, my choice always goes for the black label, that I find sufficiently complex with its smoke, its nuttiness and its slightly buttery feel. Love it.
For some reason, I don't like the Green label. I admit I only had it in clubs either, so it's more difficult for me to make a definite judgement. I can't quite put my finger on it; it seems too heavy to me, a bit overbearing. I love the peaty stuff, I love every single whisky that enters the composition of the Green label, yet I haven't come to like it as of now. As to the Blue and Gold labels, I've had the privilege of tasting both at a few receptions. I liked both but I certainly wouldn't pay for either myself. I find you can have much better singles for the same prices.
8)
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Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Postby whisky bravo » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:00 pm

No question about it Black rules! Once saw it priced the same as Red some restaurants really don't know whisky.
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