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Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 Years Old

Johnnie Walker
Gold Label 18 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
18 years old
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Dave Broom

Some oak. Custard, clover honey, light peach/mango with a delicate touch of smoke (more applewood than peat smoke). With water it is perfumed with tangerine and shore aromas.
All about texture. Palate-coating, tongue-clinging. White chocolate and mango. Rounded and chewy with lots of pulpy fruits. Has lower levels of smoke. Water moves it into barley sugar while a grassy note gives lift.
Ripe apricot and waxiness.
Unctuous and smooth.

Rob Allanson

A honey liqueur quality, plenty of honeycomb. Peaches and cream, gentle oak and white chocolate.
That liqueur quality comes over as mouth coating, rich waxiness. Juicy peach and mango too. A touch of smoke lurks as well.
Soft and honeyed.
Seems to stand out on its own in the range. But full and bold all the same.
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