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Johnnie Walker Red Label Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Johnnie Walker Red Label

Brand
Johnnie Walker
Expression
Red Label
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
Bold. Root ginger, and mixed citrus zest. Fresh and shore like. Light smoke, lemon grass and with water burning stubble (on the fields rather than the face). Some weight behind.
Palate
Softer than the feisty nose. Vanilla. water adds a silkiness but still smoke and energy.
Finish
Spicy and, yes, gingery.
Comment
The key here is how it performs dilute where the smoothness is accentuated but without eliminating the defining energy.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Aromatic with earthy tones, peat, a gin like note. There's fruit, orange peel and subtle vanilla pods.
Palate
Robust at first with the malt and grain delivering silk and spices. Ginger bread and butter.
Finish
A whiff of Islay and Parkin cake.
Comment
There's a reason it sells so well, complex and layered and mixes well.
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