Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old
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Johnnie Walker Black Label's iconic square bottle makes it one of the world's most recognisable Scotch whiskies - and it's also one of whisky critic Jim Murray's favourite blends: 'If there is a silkier delivery on the market today, I have not seen it: this is sublime of the world's most masterful whiskies back in all its complex glory'
12 Year Old

Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Rich dried fruits from the European oak sherry casks. 

    Palate: Hints of smooth creamy toffee linger on the tip of your tongue.

    Finish: A sophisticated, smoky finish - the signature of all Johnnie Walker blends.

  • Tasting Notes by Mark Gillespie, World Whiskies Awards 2012

    Nose: Soft and complex with touches of toasted oak, honey, coconut, and figs.

    Palate: Spicy with a nice allspice note on top and caramel syrup sweetness underneath.

    Finish: Hints of lemon-lime citrus develop later, and last through the long finish.

84 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    6 days ago

    I always have this whiskey but cant understand y the have dropped to 40% gold label has 40% alchohol

  • 4
    14 October

    Please add these line to my review: The drop in ABV, from 42.8% to 40% is possibly why the whisky has lost the absolute grandeur of the past.

  • 4
    14 October

    An exceptional blend, this is a whisky best savoured neat. Over the years, however, I detect a distinct drop in quality, with the aroma markedly different from that of the past. Even so, it is right there, at the top.

  • 5
    6 October

    Always a revelation. Is there really any better value to be found? So very good and perhaps too easy to take for granted as we pursue more exotic things.

  • 4
    5 October

    About as smokey as I like it, good balance of smoke and sweetness...bottle went down very quickly !

  • 5
    20 September

    What's not to like? Sit smack in the middle of the sweet smoke spectrum. Superbly balanced. Refined. Available everywhere.

  • 4
    10 September

    Smooth and Smoky

  • 4
    23 July

    Always decent stuff. 20 years drinking the best single malts Scotland offers, but always have space for this one. Black and Green label JW I think would be a fine place to start your whisky experience.

  • 5
    12 July

    Johnnie Walker Black. Nuff said. This is the go to mid shelf whisky of the times.

  • 5
    16 June

    It's a damn fine Scotch! I've tasted quite a few whiskeys and this one is definately among the best blends.

  • 4
    23 May

    Pretty damn good. I got into Scotch through single malts...still love 'em, but it tainted my opinion of blends. Then one day I had this because there was nothing else available. I bought a bottle the next day. A little smoke, a little sweet, nice long finish.

  • 4
    15 April

    Purchased a bottle on the recommendation of a friend who dubbed this 'nectar of the gods'. While I wouldn't quite go that far it is a damn fine blended.

  • 4
    31 March

    this is a good fine scotch, i would take white horse over it though, after a dram i like to leave the glass to dry out over night,the smell n the glass is wonderful highland toffee and a bonfire in the far distance,

  • 5
    16 March

    My hero (Christopher Hitchens) was once asked "What is your favorite drink" And "What can you not live without,Especially while traveling". With a single answer,he replied "Johnnie Walker Black" Since then, I've tried and enjoyed every bottle since then. I pray this Whisky is never discontinued.

  • 5
    14 March

    First whiff is woody and medicinal, giving way to sweetness and maple syrup like aromas. On initial taste: soft, balanced, pleasant burn, subtle flavors which evade me. Long finish is pleasant and reminds me of dates and dried fruits. After a small addition of

  • 1
    1 February

    I bought this after reading several rave reviews. I must have a different palate than everybody else because to me it tastes horrible, terribly medicinal.

  • 5
    1 January

    Favorited blend, love the smokey finish

  • 2
    27 December 2015

    Only fair for a blended Scotch

  • 5
    18 December 2015

    good taste

  • 5
    10 September 2015

    The benchmark for blended scotch. It rarely gets better than this.

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