Green Label contains a couple of my favourite single malts (Talisker and Caol Isla) aged for a minimum of 15 years and bottled at 43%. Not distinctive like the individual malts on their own but a thoroughly enjoyable, smooth and balanced dram nonetheless. I agree with others this will become highly desirable in a few years now it's discontinued so I'm also sitting on a some spares and will try not to drink them!
- The Colonel, 7th Apr '13
One of my favorites this one. Wonderful nose, A little oil initially on the palate with Islay peat, then smashing honey notes and a little crisp saltyness from the Talisker. A long enough finish to stay up with the big boys. outstanding! Difficult to decide on my fav between this patted malt and Taketsuru...
- Leigh, 31st Mar '13
An excellent blended malt. Buy one (or three) while the price is reasonable, this will discontinue soon. It's really shame.
- Mikko, 26th Mar '13
Smoky and very smooth taste .good fragarnce of charred old cask
Very rich green label gives more pleasure.
- ali haider Khoso Tandoadam sindh, 15th Feb '13
Amazing whisky, smooth, sophisticated and sublime. Drink neat, do not sully it with ice, water or any other mixer. And as it's no longer produced it will become a collectors item in no time.
- Length101, 18th Jan '13
A little too smokey for me however, try it with a tad of quality water and the taste is transformed.
- Bob G, 9th Jan '13
got a bottle for Xmas 2012......had never heard or seen a JW Green label before but am keepin' mine as a collector's item
- anonymous, 28th Dec '12
Just got a bottle today for Christmas - cant wait to try it.
- anonymous, 23rd Dec '12
JW discontinued the production of Green Label in 2012. For such a good blend, it never became a commercial success mostly due to having been under-marketed compared to some other JW labels. Great dram for the money, with a lot of character, and this is coming from a single malt fanatic. I will be buying several bottles and sit on them for the next two decades as I presume this label will become very rare and sought for.
- anonymous, 2nd Aug '12
Bought another bottle and found it quite different from the two bottles I purchased last year. Much smokier and spicier, oilier, with a salty, drying finnish that I did not notice before. Definitely I would not say about this one that it's 'boring'. Did they change the formula to include more Talisker and Caol Ila?
- anonymous, 1st Aug '12
£29 is not one bit bad by any ones standards, i think its a very good whiskey. there are no grain whiskeys in that, there is talisker which i enjoy and caol ila, which is anything but boring.
- bobby, 9th Jul '12
I found J W Green an excellent blend though I do prefer some of the Single Scotish malts or the Welsh Penderyn.
- cba, 30th Dec '11
Smooth a a little spicy, but I find it a tad boring. Sure it's better than most 12 year olds, but at 15 yo you can find more interesting singles.
- Tudval, 28th Oct '11
people get too caught up in the fact that it is a vatted blend. Bottom line is that this scotch is better than many (not all) single malts like: Auchentoshan12, Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich12. Johnnie Walker Green is a great honeyed dram bring rich complexity.
- anonymous, 29th Sep '11
mi mujer me regaló una botella hace 2 años... y desde ese día me complicó la vida. Porque dejé de beber blends y me hice fanatico de los single malts! muy buen blend de maltas, gustoso, rico en savores y a un muy buen precio!
- Ignatius, 12th Aug '11
Whilst this is a clearly a very good whisky I think I actually prefer the black label. But maybe I added a little too much water so I look forward to trying again tomorrow with less.
- kelly, 26th Jul '11
I agree with most reviews,it really is up to your individual likes, moods, feel. Smokey or sweet. But I must say, hands down JWGreen is an absolutely fantastic drink with only few to compare. 9/10. well recommended. I also have JWBlack but keep going back to G.
- Tone, 22nd Jul '11
Well worth buying, flavour got better as the bottle got emptier! Jokes aside, may be one for decanting as flavour developed with slightly less alcohol into something really delicious.
- Freddie Reidy, Somerset, 11th May '11
I tried it last year and found it smooth, but quite boring. This year seems to be a little better. Spicier, but still very little smoke. I quickly get tired of the sweetness, which I think explains why some people prefer the black label. I think any of the main four components would be more interesting on their own.
- Tudval, 8th May '11
Yes, this is much more complex than any other JW. Personally, I have never understood blended whiskies, they are so flat and liveless. This stuff is closer to single malts.