Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old70cl / 40%
- Blended Scotch Whisky
Originally introduced solely into travel retail, the Platinum Label (the first new 'colour' to be introduced into the Johnnie Walker range for years) has now made it out into the wider world. It's a rich and refined blend of whiskies matured for at least 18 years that slips perfectly into the range just behind the iconic Blue Label.
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Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Sweet and floral, light vanilla custard, sweet pineapple, candied lemons, honeysuckle, sweet pastry.
Palate: More pastry up front, lightly briney, sweet citrus and a buttery vanilla cream middle with some lightly smoky malt.
Finish: Light, sweet flowers, lingering green wood
Tasting Notes by Edinburgh Whisky Blog
Nose: Fruity, zesty and aromatic. A classy, delicate nose that reminds me of a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc or Torrontés. Slightly oily, too.
Palate: Juicy, a little waxy and a tiny bit of spice. This is a superb whisky. The sign of a great blend is that it is the sum of all its parts. You don’t taste any individual whisky, more like a fantastic recipe. This blend is seamless.
Tasting Notes by Caskstrength.net
Nose: Streuth. This is really good, straight off the bat. Rich spiced notes, mix with plum pudding, stewed rhubarb, cherry compote and aromatic cedar woodsmoke. Superbly balanced. The vanillas start to creep in on the fruit given a little time in the glass and notes of orange oil grab your attention.
Palate: Very oily and thick on the palate. heavily fragranced, with baked oranges, subtle notes of caramel shortcake, orange sherbet and gentle smoke. With water, cereal notes develop, with cherry jam and fudge.
Finish: More stewed fruit, with a lingering note of the wonderfully aromatic smoke.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Palate: A strong sweet and elegant Speyside style. It has a rich, dark and intense flavour that rewards those who take the time to savour it.
Stewed fruit, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant almonds and tangerines give Johnnie Walker Platinum Label its waxy, fruity and sweet taste mixed with slight drying astringency with subtle smokiness.
8 Customer Reviews
My father enjoyed his 50th birthday present. Great value for money and excellent service! Thanks
In addition to my previous review, here are some tasting notes. Nose is very closed at first. Notes of strong alcohol and a malty caramel aroma is dominant. Even after letting it sit and breath in the glass, this dram refuses to open up. Palate is one dimensional: nothing but malty caramel taste and awkward alcohol, not allowing any of the spices pull through. There is nothing memorable? or? distinctive about this whisky. It is not smooth either. Major disappointment.
Absolute disappointment. I have been drinking JW whiskies on occasions over the past 20+ years. My high expectations from this dram were completely trashed by the overly smokey nose and palate, which is the definitive sign of how JW messed up this time, killing every bit of otherwise would be enjoyable aromas on both nose and palate. I am sorry I have to say this but JW Platinum is the worst of the JW series, especially when it comes to price-quality ratio.
Bought it for my hubby for our 20th Wedding Anniversary - PLATINUM is the Modern 20th Anniversary Wedding Gift - think I did very well !!!
Absolutely the best way to see the new year in! Thanks to my darling wife for bringing this little peace of heaven to me! Happy New Year to all you Johnnie Walker drinkers!
Very nice dram. Had it neat before and after dinner. Lovely flavours and smoothe on the palate. This is an enjoyable drink
lovely gift from son