Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky

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Barcode UPC: 5 00267 014203 >
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap
Barcode UPC: 5 00267 096278 >
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Johnnie Walker Red Label

Produced by: Johnnie Walker & Sons
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

First released in 1909 and now sold in more than 200 markets worldwide, Johnnie Walker Red Label is the world’s best-selling blended Scotch whisky.

In 1820, John Walker, the son of an Ayrshire farmer, established the family grocer’s business at the age of fifteen in Kilmarnock and began selling Scotch whisky. His son, Alexander, joined the business a year before his father died in 1857, and by the time his sons joined the business, it was no longer a grocers, but a firm of whisky merchants.

John Walker’s grandsons patented the name Johnnie Walker in 1908 and launched a White Label, Special Red Label and Extra Special Black label whisky. The white was dropped, but the red and black in their recognisable square bottles with the ‘striding dandy’ logo became internationally successful.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 15/11/2017

Appearance:

Clear, golden amber.

Aroma:

Nubuck leather, lightly toasted brown bread, honeycomb, spicy cinnamon oak, delicate peat, ripe pear and chocolate brownie.

Taste:

Slightly salty sweet and silky. New leather, creamy barley, toffee apple, milk chocolate, light cinnamon and nutmeg spice with wisps of smoky peat.

Aftertaste:

Lightly smoked leathery chocolate sponge with cinnamon spice and lingering saltiness.

Overall:

Malty with creamy barley, toffee apple, milk chocolate and light saltiness. A great whisky which sits in the shadows of its Black sibling.

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