Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare Port Ellen70cl / 43.8%
- Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare Port Ellen Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Fruity with fragrant smokiness – delicate and refined rather than a peat monster. Fresh and baked apples are joined by pears and waxed jackets. Vanilla cream notes develop and then tend to custard, poured over wax-polished oak.
Palate: Vanilla sponge cake and ashy smoke. The apples are back and sat on a bed of damp leaves. Sweet floral notes float above – hints of lavender and Parma violet – and oaky spice sits underneath.
Finish: Long and ashy, with fruity notes slowly fading.
2 Customer Reviews
The Port Ellen edition is lower ABV than the Brora edition at 43.8% but it is also a little less expensive. Great balance but don’t expect a blast of peat. This bottling is ozone fresh, balanced, and malty but it is not screaming Islay so gauge your expectations accordingly. Overall a delicious entry from Johnnie Walker.
Fantastic! Nice smell and taste. Better drink without ice for better pleasure. One of the best!