A special extension of the Johnnie Walker range, King George V celebrates the first Royal Warrant granted to John Walker and Sons Ltd to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household in 1934, and is apparently designed to recreate how JW might have tasted back in the day. Some Port Ellen has been used, alongside Cardhu, Lochnagar and some very old grain whisky. Free Personalised Engraving Available!
Appearance: Clear, dark golden with bright golden highlights.
Aroma: Fruity Christmas cake soaked in sherry with linseed oil, nuts, vanilla and daffodil floral aromas.
Taste: Huge yet graceful with generous sweet fruit, vanilla, caramel and honey balanced by dry lightly smoky oak and spice.
Aftertaste: Long surprisingly smoky salty, spicy finish.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Profound smoky initial aroma followed by sweet, fresh fruit (apples, pears, bananas) malt characteristics; developing into rich dried fruit/spicy complexity (raisins, figs, cinnamon).
Palate: Smooth with a rich, fruity sweetness. Warming with subtle flavours of sandalwood and smoke.
Taste: Powerful, complex, rich and smooth.
Finish: Mouthwarming and lingering rich peaty finish.
With water: Releases new flavours, more fresh fruitiness and more smoke on the palate.
Customer Reviews:(21 reviews)
My brother has been drinking Blue Label ever since he remembers, but today, for the first time ever he had King George V, and seeing him was like watching someone having an orgasm on every sip. He cataloged it as smooth as velvet, smoky and rich in fruity flavor.
- Whisky Aficionado. , 2 days ago
it was awesome whisky.
- anonymous, 7th Apr '11
Deep silky Flavours, Elegance and one of the smoothest smookinesses ive ever tasted.
- Örjan, 27th Jan '11
This is a truly original whisky of blended history. Words such as flavours of sandalwood and smoke have no real meaning in terms of taste so I suggest you try it for yourself. Did I like it? Absolutely!Do I recommend it? Absolutely!
- Ron, Dec 2010, 2nd Jan '11
I had a drink out of my first bottle the day I found out my wife was pregnant with our first child. Its next pour will be 21 years from now. I can't wait and am buying another bottle. It is well worth the price
- mike, 1st Dec '10
Does it taste different- Most definitely Yes
Is there a feel good factor -Yes
Did I open the second bottle-Yes
Did I buy a third-Yes
Will Gary Sobers signature improve the flavour-No
Am I mad- YES
- Neil, 5th Nov '10
I have just seen this bottle omg I have a bottle of blue label n I thought that was great but I must now have this
- anonymous, 3rd Aug '10
Can someone please tell me if there is an actual difference in taste and quality between the The BLUE LABEL
- Charles, 21st Jul '10
ive just got a bottle and the greatest thing about it is my uncle ( sir gary sobers ) and one of his good friends (sir viv richards) signed it :) If I had to sell it what you think ill get for it ? priceless
- anonymous, 18th May '10
I've just been given a bottle - I'm almost afraid to touch it!
- Alan Ward, 15th Feb '10
- Ambrose, 4th Feb '10
I've always preferred Chivas Royal Salute but i must say was impressed by the Blue Label King Goerge and has added a fem to my collection
- Phumlani, 14th Dec '09
pull out the two gold coloured plastic tabs from the side of the box and lift up the outer sleeve.I bought two boxes-drank one and I am keeping the other!!Enjoyps Since you cannot take it with you-enjoy it whilst you are still here!
- Neil, 23rd Nov '09
how does one open the king george v box????
- anonymous, 14th Nov '09
someone has tastes Chivas Royal Salute 38 Years Old, Stone of Destiny ?? which one is better ?
- anonymous, 7th Sep '09
Complete sucker tax this. Enjoy your overpriced blend.
- anonymous, 18th Jun '09
IM A SCOTCH WHISKY MAN IM DRINKING A 15 YEAR OLD GLENFIDDICH AS I TYPE. THE KING GEORGE WAS GREAT BUT PERSONALLY I COULD NOT TELL THE DIFF BETWEEN THE STANDARD BLUE LABEL AND IT. BUT IF I HAD ANOTHER BOTTLE I WOULD PUT IT AWAY FOR 10/15 OR 20 YEARS COS IT WILL HOLD MASSIVE VALUE IN THAT TIME FRAME. SO IF YOU HAVE ONE DRINK IT NOW SO THERE WONT BE ANY LEFT AND ONLY MY BOTTLE WILL BE WORTH TENS OF THOUSANDS BY THEN. CHEERS.
- LUCAS PRIOR, 20th May '09
I have a bottle of Johnny Walker Quest blue label. Can anyone tell me how much it is worth.
- Ann Robertson, 23rd Mar '09
I managed to get hold of a bottle for £200, may keep it for 2 years till i'm 50 or sell for a nice profit,
- Gary, 9th Mar '09
I just brought a bottle today. I will be opening this when i turn 50. I hope it taste just as good as the producer's tasting notes. Cheers