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Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask Finish Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 145 Out Now

A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three.

 

Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask Finish

Brand
Johnnie Walker
Expression
Select Casks Rye Cask Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
46.00%
Region
Various
Website
www.johnniewalker.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

70
Nose
Oak, oak and yet more oak! Intense coffeed tannic oak and thick slabs of American oak with monstrous toffee and rye-like herbal notes. I'm sure I can even detect fat, oily corn!
Palate
Fat, oily and monstrously toasted American oak. Again, I can taste oily corn notes. A touch of herbal and sweet grain attempts to balance but ultimately the oak is holding out.
Finish
Mouth-watering and alcoholic with… Lingering oak notes!
Comment
A one-sided match. Lacking subtly or nuance unfortunately.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Hedgerow in late summer. Blueberries, rosemary and elderflower.
Palate
Excellent cask influence, gives a gingery, buttery and unctuous blend, which is smooth rounded. Sweet tea, fig jam and sage.
Finish
Smooth and sweet.
Comment
This is a very drinkable whisky indeed, could do with a touch more spice over sweetness but it is jam packed with flavour.
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