Johnnie Walker Double Black

70cl / 40%
  • 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.


  • 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.

72 Customer Reviews

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  • 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

  • 5
    26 December 2017

    This was bought as a present but the people who received them were extremely happy.

  • 5
    20 December 2017

    Hands down best value; beats out green label in smokiness and complexity. Initially I thought the double black moniker was just clever marketing but there S real substance to this very tasty scotch

  • 5
    23 November 2017

    It's damn good for the price. It's worth the money!

  • 4
    12 November 2017

    First off...if you are saying this is better than Blue- you're nuts. Blue is blue, if you're a fan of blends there's not much that touches the complexity of blue. It's unfair to DB to compare the two. That being said double black may not have the complexity but DAMN does it have the smoke and an unreal sweetness that just works. I live in Canada- DB is hard to get a hold of, pretty much only get it at duty free shops. I got a 1L bottle as a gift from a duty free in Dominican. I can't stop drinking the stuff, it's the best blend in the price range and beats green, Johnnie 21 and even more expensive blends like Royal Salute. Props to Johnnie Walker for having multiple elite blends that fit in as a family AND stand alone as great individual offerings.

  • 5
    11 November 2017

    Truly fantastic easy drinking and memorable for the keen but new to whisky.. a must try

  • 5
    2 November 2017

    For a really smokey scotch like this it's so smooth , it's was my first scotch. it's above average ,well balanced ; as it's smokey as it's sweet and woody , it's too strong for any cocktail it's for drinking in peace and relaxing.

  • 5
    26 October 2017

    Slightly smoey, but very delightful.

  • 5
    14 September 2017

    Really strong smokey flavour but very smooth, for the price it's a great whiskey, too good to drink with mixers, it should be neat or on ice

  • 5
    9 September 2017


  • 4
    21 August 2017

    Good whisky but I prefer JWB to this.

  • 5
    26 June 2017

    Liked it. Worth it's price.

  • 4
    15 June 2017

    The nose is superb: peat and smoke hover over aromas of orange, wood and ginger. It's the smell of a beach bonfire the morning after - superb. To taste, smokey peat mingles nicely with honey and caramel notes, a touch of spice appears to usher in the long, persistent finish. The mouthfeel is luxuriously smooth and beautifully integrated. I bought this on a bit of a whim - what a surprise! It's far, far better than I anticipated. It noses and tastes far better than the stated 40% abv. This vanquishes several single malts in the same price range - excellent!

  • 3
    3 June 2017

    Superb. Talisker on Lapsang Souchan steroids.

  • 4
    4 May 2017

    Retirement gift from a good friend. Now he's a better friend! Smoky- smooth finish. Couple melting rocks with a good splash has me melting into my comfy chair. with a grin.

  • 5
    14 April 2017

    Lovely daily whiskey, interesting and very smooth combination of sweet and smoke. Rivals Talisker Storm at a more affordable price. In a phrase, very nice to come home to at the end of the day.

  • 5
    18 November 2016

    Bought a bottle few days ago beautiful taste is amazing not to strong not to sharp just right will be buying again I think it's better then red label

  • 5
    16 November 2016

    Excellent stuff. This has much better mouth feel than most single malts in the $40-70 range. Not saying it's as complex, but the mouth feel is sublime. I'd get it again without hesitation. An easy going delight!

  • 4
    23 October 2016

    As someone who typically only moves to whisky after a few beers (i.e. It a connoisseur by any stretch) I think this is great. It has a welcoming initial sweetness and the smokey finish is very subtle. Smooth and easy for an amateur like me.

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