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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old

Johnnie Walker
Black Label 12 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
12 years old
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Dave Broom

Rich and heavy. Dark plum/prune. Heathery smoke, more obvious with water, raisin and plum pudding. Some sweetness (fruit pastille?) as well as a maritime edge. Some chocolate hob nobs and Demerara sugar.
Soft start. Immediate hold of the palate. Silky and complex. Mulberry jam, chestnut honey, raisin and date. Full but with a green mossy lift on top.
Velvety and long.
The freshness of Red has been replaced by chewy mellow notes. Big flavour. Exemplary blending.

Rob Allanson

Big and rich. Maple syrup with apple pie spices and a kick of mustard seed. Salt encrusted caramel.
Big layers of drying smoke and spices. There is also some sweet malt loaf and creamy vanilla.
Rounded and mellow.
The classic blended Scotch.
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