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Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby jackthewog » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:27 am

I have heard this mentioned a few times on this forumn and others but can't find information about it or to prove its existance. Can anyone confirm if it does indeed exist or if it is just a myth? I am only new to the world of scotch being only 20. So far my 'collection' consists of JW Black, JW Gold, Dimple 15, Glenfiddich 12, Black Douglas Black label and a JW red for when i feel the need for a long drink. Looking to try some more single malts now that i have a bit of a feel for blended. Any recomendations for a novice?
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Cody » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:37 am

Don't know about the Grey, but jump in and get a bottle Lagavulin 16 and enjoy all the peaty flavor that can be had in a bottle of scotch. I too started with JW and still enjoy them from time to time.... but the once I tried some drams from distilleries on the island of Islay I was hooked.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Aidan » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:05 pm

Caol Ila would be a good one if you like the JW. Lagavulin is also excellent.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby shulaw05 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:54 pm

If you like JW Gold you'll like most things from Islay (those are the scotches w/the peaty/smoky flavor for the most part). personally, my favorites are Laphroaig and Ardbeg.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby r900p » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:35 pm

I've just started my girlfriend on Auchentoshan 10 as i find its light if that makes sense, easy to drink. Give it a go.

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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:53 pm

Hi Jack,
you have a few JW but you don't have the best one - JW Green.
Get yourself a bottle and enjoy it!
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Iain » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:14 pm

Was the reported introduction of Johnnie Walker Grey an April Fool story a few years back?

Anyway, I don't think it exists. It doesn't sound like a name that might inspire the marketing bods - only one step up from Johnnie Walker Beige!

But what do I know - they'll probably both be on the market by the end of the year.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby sku » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:43 pm

You may be thinking of the exclusive but very rare Johnny Walker Mauve. It comes in a solid white gold bottle embedded with diamonds and rubies. There were only 38 produced and they are limited to duty free shops in Sri Lanka. There may actually be whisky in the bottle, but no one is sure because no one has ever opened one.

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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby woodhill » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:50 pm

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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby mattbuty » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:07 pm

Again I find myself agreeing with MT

JW Green label is an excellent whisky
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:16 am

woodhill wrote:Maybe on the Grey Market :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_market


Ha ha! Some counterfeiters might have just gotten a great idea here!
Welcome to the forums jackthewog, and lucky you you're starting off in whisky so young, many great years of great whisky ahead, enjoy the journey! :thumbsup:
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby hook55 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:03 am

I saw on the web JW Swing.. does anybody it?
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:54 am

I think that JW Swing is special for the Asian market, maybe others too perhaps.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby shulaw05 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:10 am

JW Swing is in the US too...and it's pretty good, althogh i still prefer gold or green
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Elagabalus » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:13 pm

No such thing as Johnnie Walker Grey according to their website.
Out of them all, JW Gold is my favourite.
That's why I own the facebook group Johnnie Walker Gold Label. :thumbsup:
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby mick19580_7 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:17 pm

I have never heard of Johnnie Walker Grey but i do know Johnnie Walker White does
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:28 pm

I would thing that the "Grey" is a mistyped "Green". If you must give me a JW, please make it gold.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:23 pm

Ganga wrote:I would thing that the "Grey" is a mistyped "Green". If you must give me a JW, please make it gold.


Ganga have you tried the Red. It's very good I hear. :)
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:35 pm

les taylor wrote:
Ganga wrote:I would thing that the "Grey" is a mistyped "Green". If you must give me a JW, please make it gold.


Ganga have you tried the Red. It's very good I hear. :)

Hehehe :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:11 am

The JW Gold is also very good!
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:04 am

I have heard of JW grey but cannot remember what distinguished it from all the others. In my mind, the JW range is really red, black and blue - the others are all Johnnie Come Latelies.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby ssb » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:52 am

Congrats on making it to the "real mans" realm of spirits. That first response about the Islay really seperates the men from the boys. Johnny's OK and you have a cool fresh start but do explore these. It really takes you to a whole new level that only certain people can appriciate. I literally have made at least ten converts to the Scotch realm once I introduced them to the Lag 16 and a nice cuban cigar!
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:27 am

ssb wrote:Congrats on making it to the "real mans" realm of spirits. That first response about the Islay really seperates the men from the boys.


That's true...boys spend an awful lot of time and energy trying to prove what men they are.

I have a very vague recollection of JW Grey being something available in some obscure market somewhere. I wish I could be more helpful than that.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:01 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:I have a very vague recollection of JW Grey being something available in some obscure market somewhere. I wish I could be more helpful than that.


I think that is helpful, at least a vague recollection means it could be out there.

I need to go back to your site and read more of your stories of Scotland. Good stuff!
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:53 pm

I knew I'd seen it somewhere:

viewtopic.php?t=4843

Scroll down to Admiral's comment. Not much more info than I gave, really, but at least you know who to ask now.

I'm relieved to confirm that the vagueness of my response was due to the original info, and not my memory!
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:04 pm

I failed to turn up any real references to the JW Grey but I did find a reference to JW mauve - sold in very limited numbers in a jewel encrusted bottle of which the Roman Emperor might approve.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:10 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:I knew I'd seen it somewhere:

viewtopic.php?t=4843

Scroll down to Admiral's comment. Not much more info than I gave, really, but at least you know who to ask now.

I'm relieved to confirm that the vagueness of my response was due to the original info, and not my memory!


You have 7800 posts and likely have read at least double that from others. That's alot of information to sieve down. Way to bring up the recall. :thumbsup:
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:13 pm

Yeah, but I can't remember what time I'm supposed to show up for work tomorrow....
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby woodhill » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:27 pm

Anyone read German?

Bottom Post on this page - what does it say

http://thexperience.de/Forum/thread.php ... 037866f0c8
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby woodhill » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:28 pm

This is what Babelfish says

by the friendly greetings encouraged of tiller_man, he took the spielkarten and was caught to her to mix. there a further stepped imperator to the table with asks whether it along-play may and der_Tom loaded him with a friendly to smile and the words of course are you into our round welcomely to set der_Tom looked itself toward the super+pretty operation (with an extremely short mini skirt the whole time was angestarrt anyway) around still more beverages to order waiter in came also after short time around the order to take up, and there ~SoH~ the calculations, ordered he took over first times a keg JOHNNY WALKER GREY LABEL, because he wanted to be safe a VERY MUCH good whiskey to order... and took the maps up, which were expenditure-divided degrees, ahhh he had a sheet where he not to bluff did not have.........


Still no better off :( :o
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby woodhill » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:35 pm

I like Babelfish I just did this

English to German
Hello My Name is Woodhill.
I enjoy Malt whisky and spend a lot of time drinking it.
I invest in property for a living and dabble on ebay.
I am married with two kids, a boy and a girl.


became
Hallo ist mein Name Woodhill. Ich genieße Malzwhisky und wende ihn viel Zeit trinken auf. Ich investiere in der Eigenschaft für ein Leben und plantsche auf ebay. Ich werde mit zwei Zicklein, einem Jungen und einem Mädchen verbunden.




Back to English

Hello is my name Woodhill. I enjoy Malzwhisky and turn him much time drink up. I invest in the characteristic for a life and a plantsche on ebay. I am connected with two kids, a boy and a girl.


to German again

Hallo ist mein Namenswoodhill. Ich genieße Malzwhisky und drehe ihn viel Zeitgetränk oben. Ich investiere in der Eigenschaft für ein Leben und in einem plantsche auf ebay. Ich werde mit zwei Zicklein, einem Jungen und einem Mädchen angeschlossen.


and once more to english

Hello is my Namenswoodhill. I enjoy Malzwhisky and turn him above much time beverage. I invest in the characteristic for a life and into plantsche on ebay. I am attached with two kids, a boy and a girl


Sorry I'll stop now

Hours of Fun though. :shock: :lol:
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:52 pm

Looks like it was a slow day all round for a few of us :lol:
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:57 pm

I think you've been turning him above too much time beverage.

Ah, now I remember, I'm off tomorrow.
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Jobi » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:55 pm

So maybe the birth of the Johnnie Walker Grey story is just a bad translation of one of the other JW colors...?
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Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:57 pm

I don't think so.... My (admittedly completely uninformed) guess is that it was a limited release, possibly for one of the Asian duty-free markets. But don't quote me.
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