Johnnie Walker Swing was the first $45+ dollar a bottle Scotch I ever purchased. I have seen some good reviews out there for it and when I saw it in our local liquor store and for only $40 a bottle, I picked it up.
That night my wife and I cracked open the bottle and I was the first to taste it. What a great first taste. Talk about a smooth sip. I loved the complex aromas and really liked that it did not have a bite or harsh taste to it. The has a quick ending, but the smoke, almost a fatty maple bacon taste lingered in the back of my mouth.
First words out of my mouth, OH WOW! And I told my wife to have a sip. Both of us fell in love with it.
Now an added bonus is that we think we got lucky. I checked the box and saw that ours was dated 1991. Swing is blended with at least 12/15 year old scotchs. Ralfy at Ralfy.com thinks that there are even older blends mixed it.
So minus the 12 from 1991 and you get 1979. 1976 if you go with 15 yr old scotch.
I have checked on the net and it seems that we got very lucky. For roughly $40 a bottle, we got got a 30 yr old scotch. Yea being in the bottle does not count, but for some what new collectors, we thought it was pretty cool.
If you can find a bottle, get it. You will not be disappointed, we sure were not.