Johnnie Walker Black
Added on Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:11 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Scotland
  Price: $28 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is faint, with bubblegum/fruit notes, and traces of smoke and the ocean.  Palate is again somewhat fruity, with some white wine traces and malty hints, and nondescript spice.  Finish... what finish?  Short and the same.  This is okay, and yes, we've all probably drank our fair share of Johnnie Black and enjoyed it well enough.  But as far as evaluating it with my tasting hat on, this is... there.  Like, "Yes, I exist, and I am fine."  It's just... "there."
N: Some ripe and soft fruit, peaches to be exact, grapes, and then some grainy glue smells.
P: Round and oily, blendy malt and grain tastes (surprise!) with a little smoke.
F: Smooth and sugary.
Not bad stuff, the smoke saves it from total mediocrity.
A great rocks party drink.  Right price point and right easy flavors.  The smoke is a nice adition to an otherwise pedestrian whisky.
Spicy with wet hay and wet wood.  Not much on the palate.

Takes me back to: I'm at the bar and this is the best whisky available, so I'm ordering it.


We all know what this tastes like already, so... C+


Retaste (unknown date) blind:


n:  neutral


p:  Mild rubbing alcohol.  D+/C-



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