Johnnie Walker Double Black

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  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Double Black
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An interesting twist on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Double Black was rolled out for general release in 2011 after a successful launch in travel retail. Double Black adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavour with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style.

Featured in our Johnnie Walker Collection


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Apple Apple
  • Tar Tar
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Honey Honey
  • Oak Oak
  • Sultana Sultana

Johnnie Walker Double Black Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Fairly light but oily, with dry oak, honey and gently stony smoke.

    Palate: Fuller bodied than the nose suggests, moving from sweet smoke and floral honey to cracked stone, tar and old bonfires.

    Finish: Medium length, with soft smoke, woody spice and charred oak.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Palate: The flavour is full bodied and complex with the signature Johnnie Walker peat smoke shining brightly through rich raisins and sultanas. Apples, pears and orange zest bring freshness while creamy vanilla and spice bring a softness and sweetness to the tongue.

    Finish: The long warming finish combines spicy oak tannins and lingering smoke.

  • Tasting Notes by Simon Difford (

    Appearance: Deep amber with bright gold flecks.

    Aroma: Flinty, orange blossom honey with a slight whiff of struck match and linseed oil.

    Taste: Starts sweet and quickly turns dry. At the beginning it’s honeyed with a touch of smoky bacon then dries with tar, hint of bonfire and charcoal, moving to honeycomb.

    Aftertaste: Smoky notes waft around the finish which has a touch of dried apple sprinkled with black pepper.

44 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    8 days ago

    "Nose" (undiluted) Sophisticated but subtle. Kinda like Miles Davis using the mute on his trumpet early in his recording career. Sweet. Seaweed, iodine and fishing nets drying in the afternoon sun. Pinewood fires. "Palate" (undiluted) Smooth Lapsang souchong tea, sweet Ceylon black teas, pine needles and a smoking camp-fire at dusk. "Finish" (undiluted) Unmistakable Islay finish of wood smoke, Atlantic ocean salt, gingery green seaweed, and a subtle sherry warmth spreading across the chest. A feeling of heat and safety envelopes you. Great length of flavors on the finish.

  • 5
    25 April

    Amazing. Sweet enough, but still has a nice bite. My new favorite

  • 5
    21 February

    Absolutely outstanding. Was not aware that it was on the market until a friend introduced me to it. I have always been a scotch or vodka martini lover but after tasting this soooo smooth whiskey with a smokey aroma and taste, sorry vodka but you're taking a back seat for now. Also have bottles of green, blue and gold which I received as gifts. Nothing like having great friends. Johnny Walker....keep producing great products.

  • 4
    3 February

    Nice enough, with a richer flavour than I expected, but nothing exciting.

  • 4
    25 December 2015

    This is a real gem of a whiskey, I too think it starts of really good and ends a bit hard, but what whiskey does end with sugar and spice. Sit back take a wiff and a puff.

  • 3
    28 November 2015

    As a recent convert to JW Black (and Green) I was dying to try this as I love my smoky Islays. Pretty disappointing! Pretty crazy that this NAS costs more than the 12yo straight black, and I found it overall less rich and complex than JWB. Definitely a decent dram, but pales in comparison with the original JW Black, and cost more...

  • 3
    22 November 2015

    Better than I expected as I'm not a massive JW fan. This has a great initial taste and is smoky and smooth, it starts off like it's going to be a fantastic dram. But for me the end is too strange. The finishing taste isn't what you'd expect and it's not a nice surprise. It's the soft medicinal character that's in a Talisker or Laphroaig nose, that comes through in the after taste. And it's like a down turn from the initial taste.

  • 5
    17 October 2015

    Smooth scotch not too rough in the throat

  • 5
    6 September 2015

    Very Interesting.

  • 5
    4 July 2015

    Best Whsiky I?ve ever had!

  • 5
    3 July 2015

    Friend of mine went to the store, bought this cause it was on special. Decent price for a scotch around here. We cracked it. Slight smokey in the nose, no water no ice, too a sip and it''s beautiful. Smooth, easy going down. Brilliant scotch.

  • 5
    13 June 2015

    I bought this on a sale deal - bargain! I love this smokey blend. I only realised that that I already have a bottle when I got home... Oh well, all more reason to drink this then

  • 5
    2 March 2015

    Reminds me of my father so loves cigars on holidays.

  • 5
    24 February 2015

    The flavour is full bodied and complex with the signature Johnnie Walker peat smoke shining brightly through rich raisins and sultanas. Apples, pears and orange zest bring freshness while creamy vanilla and spice bring a softness and sweetness to the tongue.

  • 5
    27 January 2015

    Always my go to scotch for many years simply the best the double smoke.

  • 5
    20 January 2015

    This is a great whiskey, one of JW''s finest! If you like the smokey islay taste then look no further. For the money, nothing competes.

  • 5
    29 December 2014

    Lovely sweet first taste. Superb quality.

  • 5
    25 December 2014


  • 5
    24 October 2014

    Very nice blended scotch.fabulous in taste,main thing is that malted very nicely.

  • 5
    4 October 2014

    One of my favorite blended whiskys ! The bottle says " A Rich , Intense, Smokey Blend Containing Whisky Matured In Deep Charred Old Oak Casks" ! The description is absolutely perfect !

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