Spirit of the Month of June ♔ Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky ♔ Keep Walking ♔
Known amongst blended whisky lovers as one of the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., Johnnie Walker is a brand that needs little introduction.
The company started out life in the 19th century, when John “Johnnie” Walker began selling whisky from his grocery shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. His blends were very popular at the time. Since 1865 their whisky was sold in the distinctive rectangular bottles. Over the course of the early 1900s, John Walker’s grandsons established the colour-based naming system. It was in 1908 that the Johnnie Walker name was first put on bottles and it was around this time that the iconic walking man logo was conceived.
The legendary Red Label was created by the Johnnie Walker Company in 1909 and is a Classic blended whiskies & a great mixer.
The nose is quite pungent and full. There are notes of heather roots, cut herbs, a touch of fresh fruits and honey. The palate is quite full and rich. There are notes of malted barley and potpourri, a touch of winter spice and fruitcake. The finish is quite long and pungent, there is a good smoke note with a touch of oak. Today buy 2 get 1 free for a total of ¥259 !
The fabulous Black Label remains a back-bar favourite. Black Label is a 12-Year-Old blended whisky, one of the world's most famous blends. It is a blend of around40 whiskies; very well put together and was awarded 94 points in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
The nose is quite full. There are notes of winter spice and treacle, hints of white pepper and a little citrus. The palate is quite rich and full. There are notes of woodsmoke and dry spice, hints of barley and cereal with creamy toffee and adistinct herbal note. The finish is quite fruity and long with a note of sultanas and mixed peels. A great value for money at ¥209 only.
The epic Gold Label is often the first choice for many Scotch drinkers when considering a top-dollar malt. A premium 18-Year-Old blend from Johnnie Walker, Gold Label is a fruity, rich whisky with the Highland malt Clynelish at its heart. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible awarded this 96 points.
The nose is of good body and quite fresh. There are some notes of fruit andhoneyed spice, a touch of perfume and maritime driftwood notes. The palate is quite full with good balance. There are notes of tropical fruits, a touch of stone fruitand smoke and a little beeswax. The finish is long with notes of eucalyptus oil and manuka honey. Treat yourself today with a bottle at ¥399 only. Cheers!
Friendly reminder about our winery of the month Les Jamelles if you're more a wine geek!
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