Johnnie Walker Swing70cl / 40%
- Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Swing (so named for the rocking motion of the bottle when pushed) has been around since 1932, when it was introduced for international travellers by Johnnie Walker's genius grandson Sir Alexander Walker towards the end of his long, illustrious career. A rich old gold colour and a nose of almost perfumed sweetness, Swing is smooth with a light freshness that covers a deeper fruitiness with some smoke and oak flavours.
Johnnie Walker Swing Reviews
Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Complex and sophisticated with almost perfumed sweetness. Unquestionably soft and accessible, you are sure to notice the fanciful vanilla and sherry-cask wood notes wafting through.
Palate: Smooth and sweet. But its light freshness cloaks a deeper fruitiness, with some smoke and restrained flavors lingering beyond.
Finish: A lengthy and rich finish, reverberating with sweetness, completes the movement.
Tasting Notes by Dr. Whisky
Coal smoke and candied lemon, green herbal (Glenlossie?) and tangerine (Glen Elgin?) notes with a hint of sulphury sherry adding a welcome weight.
Great texture, big and bold with vegetable sweetness from quality aged grain, vanilla and orange before turning drying with clay, treacly for balance, and arriving at a lasting smoky finish.
4 Customer Reviews
I was bought a bottle for a birthday present and not being a whiskey drinker I was very surprised to find only half a bottle left the next morning!! Count me as a convert
Of all the Johnnies, this is the goto swig.
"Nose" (undiluted) Invitingly floral with gentle sherry notes, followed by a wisp of smoke. Malty too. "Palate" (undiluted) Sweet wild honey smeared on dark toast. Light sherry notes (think dark red fruit) make an appearance before a transition to spiced vanilla and butterscotch. "Finish" (undiluted) Sherry still there. Some oak comes to the forefront before fading to a final dark red fruit note (due to the sherry influence) .
Unfortunately the elegance of the bottle was not transferred to its contents. A medicinal alcohol taste drowned out any flavors that tried to emerge. If you a are a collector, this is a great bottle. If you are a drinker, you can find a better way to spend your money.