Johnnie Walker Swing70cl / 40%
- Blended Scotch Whisky
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.