It smells, and tastes somewhat, like bad bacon. Safe to say I won't be going near it again. Roll out the red carpet, I'm goin' in!!! So is Dewar's White. Notes: Look, I know, but I haven't tried it since I started to keep notes so I bought a mini as I revisit things that I haven't tried in a long time. Most prominent are a vague fruity sweetness with honey and herbal, heathery overtones. It is made from a blend of at least 35 different grain and malt whiskeys, and bottled at 80 proof (40% alcohol). The legendary, original John Walker was born on July 25, 1805, on Todriggs Farm, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. The quality of the grain alcohol is truly bottom shelf. John Walker & Sons XR 21. The finish has a trace of that grainy sweetness, but the acrid bitterness steals the show. I am wondering what is better between Johnnie Walker "Green Label" or "Gold Label". It’s a blend that combines light whiskies from Scotland’s East Coast and more peaty whiskies from the West, creating an extraordinary depth of flavor. Tried it neat at first but finished it over ice. I have a tiny bottle of Johnnie Walker Black label in the review queue. JW Red is pure garbage. Everything leaves pretty quickly on the finish except that metallic bite. Just goes to show you how subjective the enjoyment of whisky (or anything else) can be. Johnnie Walker 18yo. I have a bottle on hand given to me as a gift. At most open bars, weddings, work events and the like they have this; The Johnnie Walker Black. 132k members in the Scotch community. Hahaha, Jim Beveridge is the master blender for Johnnie Walker. Johnnie Walker is the most popular blended scotch in the world, outselling its rivals by millions of cases annually. Johnnie Red was ok, but a bit on the harsh side. Since those I have been sticking to single malts or vatted malts as I much prefer the neat experience. Johnnie Walker Red Label is huge. Join two-time Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Mika Hakkinen and millions of others by saying ‘yes' today. Mixing this up with Coke, would be a waste of Coke. Most prominent are a vague fruity sweetness with honey and herbal, heathery overtones. It's worth noting that JW Red was NEVER intended to be sipped neat. Extraordinary depth of flavor??? My bottle was purchased in 2017, after the renaissance of the label. I get that bashing on JW Red is some kind of rite of passage, or circlejerk, for single malt enthusiasts, but to me it just exposes a misconception about how to drink the stuff. SCORENose = 2/10Palate = 1.5/10Finish = 1.5/10Intrigue = 1/10Total = 6/40Final Score = 1.5/10 Disclaimer: In my scoring method, I assume an average whisky is a 5 out of 10 points on all fronts. It'd be fun to watch someone from Diageo's marketing department sip on Red and try to act really enthusiastic about it. It’s a combination of light whiskies from Scotland’s East Coast and more peaty whiskies from the West, expertly balanced to create an extraordinary depth of flavour. Make your online pledge to never drink and drive. The palate actually has a little bright spot of sweet graininess before that bitter, metallic profile returns to haunt me. i would say the green label 15 yr is the best value for money and as good as any in the range. Review: Johnnie Walker Red Label Old Scotch Whisky (81/100) a Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf) Posted on April 21, 2017. Johnnie Walker Red Label. I think Johnny Walker gets a worse rap than they deserve, they are generally better than almost any other kind of blended whisky. Finish: None, maybe a slight grain alcohol but really there isn't much after you swallow. Black and double black were next in line an I found them much more appealing neat than the red. I too had a similar experience with an awful whisky, and I also solved the problem by pouring it down the drain. Johnnie Walker Red Label Du benytter en utdatert nettleser som Vinmonopolet.no ikke lenger støtter Vennligst last ned en av følgende oppdaterte, gratis og gode nettlesere: Could you imagine this stuff at cask strength?!? So in the eyes of the media, he’s Catholic. Of course the Red is their cheapest offering, but even that is quite drinkable in, say, a Scotch & Soda or possibly a Rob Roy (though that … JW Red is much better than Dewar's white in my opinion. This is a mixing Scotch. Something similar but better: Just about anything. Aside from the pedestrian nature of JWR, which is in fact a passable scotch and has far worse competitors in it's category, you've gone and reviewed a scotch that has been travelling for however long in a small plastic bottle sealed with a styrofoam lid. Weird to me because the black is actually pretty good. Johnnie Walker Red Label continues to be one of Australia's favourite Scotch Whisky's. Walker Johnny da Silva Barra de Souza (born March 30, 1992), best known as Johnny Walker, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.A professional competitor since 2013, he gained entrance into the UFC by competing on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series and also previously competed for Jungle … Of course the Red is their cheapest offering, but even that is quite drinkable in, say, a Scotch & Soda or possibly a Rob Roy (though that last one is a stretch, better with JW Black for that). Before leaving the venue, we were given one last surprise… two 200ml bottles of the Red and Black label! When the black pepper bomb explodes, you will realize that out of the entire Johnnie Walker line, the Red Label is by far the worst. Johnnie Walker Red Label mostra sua “nova cara” by Alex Minho 27/04/2019, 19:02 1.6k Views Como parte das ações, uma edição limitada traz o consumidor impresso na garrafa com os traços do Striding Man, símbolo da marca In fact, JW Red Label is the world's best-selling Scotch whisky, and somehow I've managed to miss out on tasting the stuff until recently when I snagged a free sample bottle on an airplane to save me from having to pay to try it. Haha, NO. Tasting Notes: Vital Stats: 40% ABV (80 proof), no age statement, blended Scotch whisky, priced around mid-$20 range per 750 ml bottle. Johnnie Walker, A Song of Fire features the subtle smoke of peated malts from the Caol Ila distillery.The smoky flavours within the malt are an homage to the Dragons of House Targaryen.The whisky is labeled as a blend which means that although the Caol Ila Distillery is the featured single malt within the whisky, other whiskies both grain and single malt will also be included in the blend. The most surprising thing to me about the Johnnie Walker White Walker Blended Scotch is that I enjoyed it. Head to Head: Johnnie Walker Red VS Black I often get asked about the difference between Johnnie Walker Red Label and Black Label. OR , for the same price is there Scotch that is a lot better? The house of Johnnie Walker that has stayed in this market for close to two centuries has simplified its branding with its colour labelling for the average consumer to identify the variation and to stay in their mind. On a budget it's perfectly pleasant with some ice and goes very nicely with ginger ale. They gave us something new … It was a little earlier this year that the Johnnie Walker 10yo “Rye Cask Finish” got released. The Red Label’s nose is heavy on the alcohol and has a strong evergreen forest scent, like juniper or pine. The farm was not far from Glasgow on the west side of the island. As far as the components of the blend, I'm sure it's a constantly changing recipe based on what's available and cheap, but I'd imagine the blend is primarily grain whisky right at 3 years old and a small percentage of malt whisky also around the legal minimum of 3 years. Apparently it is a blend of 35 grain and malt whiskies I would suspect it is heavy on the grain whiskies but still that boggles the mind, someone somewhere is nosing and tasting 35 different whiskies in order to blend them into this completely nondescript flavorless concoction, that or some guy is just mixing 1 barrel of this and one barrel of that according to a recipe which is probably more likely. I tried a bottle of JWRed very early in my, now, 3 year old journey tasting various spirits. However, I appreciate the humor of your post if not the actual content. Starting next year, Johnnie Walker fans will be able to pour their whisky from a planet-friendly bottle. My bottle was purchased in 2017, after the renaissance of the label. It's bad whiskey, but it got me through law school, and it was on my desk when I made my reddit account. This was a time where whiskies were transitioning from being promoted as family merchant names into more marketable brand names. r/Scotch: a subreddit for Scotch enthusiasts of all walks of life and of all levels of knowledge on anything Scotch Whisky related. Like OP said, it's overly nailpolish remover. It's like the morning remains of a campfire that got rained out, but in your mouth. Press J to jump to the feed. After "sampling" casks for Blue , King George, Gold, Green, Platinum, etc all day, it would be a waste to drink anything better. Until then I'd never gone near it. At least, in the Netherlands. Bringing out your best snifter for a cheap blend, instead of a highball glass with ice and soda, to pretend to try it like it's a single malt? Johnnie Walker Red Label (40%, OB +/- 2013) Nose: not bad actually, quite lively. Aaaaah, Johnnie Red. Taste: Its sweet and with a hint of apricot but that’s about it. I got myself a liter bottle of glenfarclas 12 for 25 euro. Red Rye Finish es un cuidadoso experimento de sabor. Those, or Johnnie Red. In this respect, the Johnnie Walker stable has been growing and expanding significantly. The legendary, original John Walker was born on July 25, 1805, on Todriggs Farm, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. And I've tried more than one or two. Green Label, unlike all of the other Walkers, is actually a blended malt composed of (unsubstantiated) 27 different single malts, all at least 15 years (or, more likely, exactly 15 years) of age. Johnnie Walker Red Label and Black label are the world’s most popular whiskies. Ice was best for me. This is actually what he drinks for just an everyday day drink. The juice that made me start trying other because it actually hat somewhat not-terribly-disgusting flavors compared to the rest of the spirits that were present at a party (think: Chantré), but when I revisited it after about 60 single malts almost made me jump.. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Why the he'll would anyone want this putrid crap. I've bought exactly one bottle of this in my life and won't buy another. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I just had a glass of Glengoyne 18 which killed the bottle and still had a thirst, so this is especially shitty seeing how I just had a dram of something I actually enjoy, I did my self a favor and used the same glass without rinsing. The next time you take a sip of your favourite Johnnie Walker, take a moment to appreciate the legacy and history that made it possible for you to have the best whisky in your glass, every time. It seems more rigorous. If you thought the Johnnie Walker range consisted of Red, Black, Green, Gold, and Blue Label, then you’ve not kept up with the times. If you thought the Johnnie Walker range consisted of Red, Black, Green, Gold, and Blue Label, then you’ve not kept up with the times. While I do appreciate the effort you put into the review, it's a bit silly considering.. That is what Johnnie Walker Red Label is like, take a giant black pepper bomb, and throw it in the back of your throat. That's very silly to me. Nose: It’s a soft, sweet, and lightly spicy/fruity nose; instantly alluring and tempting. All in the name of science and whisky, I guess...After cautiously cracking open the screwtop, I poured a dram and reluctantly brought my nose to the glass. 8 I would like to keep a bottle of this open at all times, 7 Good enough that I would buy another bottle at MSRP, 6 Above average, could drink daily, stock up when on sale. Hello Scotchit, Texacer here with another quick review and minor rant. Gotta admit I drank a few bottles of this stuff when I started drinking Scotch, but that was mostly for the buzz and lack of knowing better.. Just gulp it and get it over with indeed. at the price it's sold its far better than many whiskies, id still love to see this done in a blind taste test with others, and just saying they are all in the $70/bottle range. Describes my experience pretty well. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. “johnnie walker red” is no catholic A nominal Catholic brought up by irresponsible parents in a moral wasteland turns his back on his religion, converts to another, and commits treason. I'd give them both 2's going by OPs scale, but I can definitely manage a lot more of the red than I can the Dewar's. Johnnie Walker Red Label has hints of cinnamon and pepper, fruity sweetness, and a mellow bed of vanilla, before the Johnnie Walker signature of a long, lingering, smoky finish.". You can read more about it here if you have time to waste: My Scoring Guide. and blue overrated. Press J to jump to the feed. Each of Johnnie Walker’s trademark whiskies has its own unique design, from Johnnie Walker Red Label all the way up to the Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Still someone is tasting the end result and doing a quality control to make sure it is the exact level of flavorless they were shooting for. Johnnie Walker Blue Label is a remarkable Scotch Whisky, crafted by our small team of expert blenders, some of whom have dedicated 30 years of their lives in the pursuit of excellence. Now that’s what I call a parting gift. I've gotta say the hate for Johnnie Walker Red seems undeserved to me. Anyways, I also have to say that I have been dreading reviewing this whisky for fear that it might burn the skin off the inside of my mouth or something like that. Having researched a variety of whiskeys now and still enjoying my Johnnie Walker Black Label, one common criticism I hear is how aweful Red Label is. I've also been working on a "reluctantly-calibrated" scoring system for some time now that attempts to coordinate my current system with most people on the whisky network using the rather-inflated 100 point scale. It's pretty distinct from anything else. The guy who owned the largest Scotch collection, now housed at the Whiskey Experience in Edinburgh, said his favorite was JW red. ); flat cola that was left out overnight; that's about it, Finish: Bitter and fleeting. First, it's not a fair comparison at all - Jack Daniels is a traditional Tennesee sour mash Whiskey; Johnnie Walker Black is a deluxe Scotch whisky. Johnnie Walker Green Label. It's rough-and-tumble whisky, young, and built for soda — literally. DISTILLERY: Johnnie Walker MASH BILL: While percentages are not available, Johnnie Walker advertises their Green Label as being comprised of flagship brands from all main whisky producing regions of Scotland (and all owned by Johnnie Walker’s parent company Diageo).Caol Ila from Islay, Talisker from the Isle of Skye, and Cragganmore and Linkwood from Speyside comprise the bulk of the blend. I said it was ok but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it. H2O: A few drops bring up notes of latex paint and old, flat Coca-Cola on the nose. Johnnie Walker Red Label is our Pioneer Blend, the versatile one that has introduced our whisky to the world. I'm literally gulping water trying to cleanse my poor tongue of the residue. Oh jeez, I didn't know you were watching, I'm sorry for giving you a bad rating, it's not you it's me, I just got a lot going on and cant be tied down to one whisky at the moment, I hope we can remain friends. The juice that made me start trying other because it actually hat somewhat not-terribly-disgusting flavors compared to the rest of the spirits that were present at a party (think: Chantré), but when I revisited it after about 60 single malts almost made me jump.. I was bought a bottle of JW Red as a thank-you for helping a couple of students out. On the other hand the majority of the body is taken by malty notes and a slight alcoholic tang. Johnnie Walker Red dates back to the brand’s Special Old Highland scotch, an early 20th Century product of Johnnie Walker. I wanted to say, I've licked random stuff off my hands that I felt better about. I experienced a very interesting side effect after attending this event. With a pedigree that dates back to 1820 when John Walker himself was bottling and selling whisky in his grocery store, it was his son, Alexander Walker, who began the legacy that has made Johnnie Walker … With its unique square bottle, and the labels tilted off-center, the company has created a strong brand image and its spirit is considered by many to be the quintessential Scottish whisky. I dunno, friend, but you might wanna change that. ?Chill-Filtration: YesColoring: E-150 added, Nose: Heavy acetone, paint thinner, nail polish; sweet breadiness shows up after it airs out a bit; grimy pennies, maybe some faint oak hiding in there, a strange sweetish note that reminds me of vomit, Palate: Flat and watery in the mouth; grainy sweetness and a cotton candy note shrouded by bitter, metallic notes (a similar taste to when you put a 9V battery on your tongue...hasn't everyone done that??? Though I still like the Johnnie Walker blends, I rarely find myself drinking them, and I never order them at a bar. Johnnie Walker is one of the most iconic whisky brands in the world. The blend was released as Red Label first in 1909, although before that it was known as Walker’s Special Old Highland Red Label. Though, I dunno which I'd rather put in my mouth. I wouldn't knock it over many other options at the same price. a subreddit for Scotch enthusiasts of all walks of life and of all levels of knowledge … John Walker. Whiskey Network Review #32 r/Scotch Review #64. There's nothing super disgusting in the nose, but it is strong, caustic, and spirit-y...let's just say my nose isn't telling my brain that this should go into my mouth. The company even admits its mixer grade stuff, by intent! When it's gone I'll replace it with a far better blend for guests and mixing. The Red Label’s nose is heavy on the alcohol and has a strong evergreen forest scent, like juniper or pine. 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