Johnnie Walker Double Black

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Web Exclusive Price £31.25 £26.04 ex VAT (£44.64 per litre)
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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.


  • 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.

90 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    9 days ago

    Very enjoyable so far from a rookie Scotch drinker. However very similar to Johnnie Walker Black.

  • 2
    31 October

    Highly charred casks produces wood smoke galore. Cloying sweetness is unpleasant and there is little else in the flavour department.

  • 5
    30 October

    Bought for the first time. Very good. Very smooth. Enjoyed more than the higher priced single malts. Will definitely be buying again.

  • 5
    12 October

    Bought as a 50th birthday gift for my brother. Delighted with personalised label and delivery very quick. Will definitely use the whisky exchange again.

  • 5
    2 October

    I think this is a quite fabulous blended Scotch. Finished off my first bottle in such a short time that my girlfriend was almost getting a tad concerned. Highly underrated. Yes, there are likely some young whiskies in here, but the intensity is a very pleasant one, as is the sweetness and smokiness (which is not overdone at all IMO). Perhaps not as easy to drink as the regular black (and in fact so different from it that the two really don't have much to do with each other), but I could drink this all day (if that wasn't a fairly bad idea, of course). Have only tried it neat so far, and but I will try it with a few drops of water (don't see the point in adding ice here). I really can't think of a better blend for the money, and I also prefer this to many single malts that cost more. I did not expect that at all - in fact my expectations were fairly low. Two thumbs up. One of my favourites.

  • 5
    29 September

    Simply superb

  • 5
    13 September

    A very solid blended scotch, warming and smokey with complexity if you're willing to look for it. Citrus and apple are there along with honey and raisins. The finish is darker taking me back to bonfires with treacle toffee. Overall a wonderfully drinkable whisky and one I'm sure I will purchase again

  • 5
    2 September

    Very smooth and smokey flavour – love it.

  • 4
    14 August

    Was my fav blend until I had Green Label! JWDB is a fantastic whisky though and more flavour than Black Label. It's a bridge between the more pungent and powerful Islay monsters (which I love).

  • 2
    20 July

    Pure Charred cask and nothing else.

  • 5
    14 June

    Discovered this by accident, Scotch drinker and this is my fave!

  • 5
    12 June

    Two words. Just great.

  • 5
    25 May

    I am in between a 4 and 5. The smokiness of Highland Park, but the taste of Laphroaig 10, but with a bit more sweetness than a traditional Islay. I would even say that this is a good intro to Islay.

  • 5
    2 May

    One of the greatest scotch whiskies I have ever taste it.. Rich Smokey taste with a gorgeous smile.. It is my personally favourite one...

  • 5
    12 April

    Call it Lagavulin Lite. After half a bottle of Lagavulin 16 over many months, and now coming back to my second bottle of JWDB, the influence of the former is undeniable. It's like they took JWB and gave it a huge dash of L16.

  • 5
    5 April

    Yes , I had this drink in Antigua . It was a great tasting Scotch.

  • 5
    23 March

    I drink this stuff by the fifth, it is heavy on the wood and smoke my hands down favorite scotch, and it is not better then the blue they are on two different highways.

  • 5
    5 March

    Superb.....I just like.....

  • 3
    11 January

    In my opinion its not a good whiskey. The taste is clumsy.Not smooth at all. It really taste like a cheap whisky in my opinion. Ill give my bottle as a gift...

  • 5
    2 January

    Amazing product, plus the personalization was top quality ! Great price too

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