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


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Smoke Smoke
  • Cream Cream
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

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.

160 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    10 May

    I get a coffee taste from black label which i enjoy and do not get from many others.

  • 5
    3 May

    This is sweet without being cloying, warm, fruity, rich nose, smooth right on through. The alcohol is entirely subdued to the flavour. I didn't notice any smoke, but I didn't miss it.

  • 4
    11 February

    A great daily dram. Very competent, and immensely superior to red.

  • 4
    6 February

    Now we're talking! Full bodied, smoky, dried fruits and some sweet notes. Very well made. A classic.

  • 3
    26 January

    Safe and dull. It's very smooth, and has a pleasant silky mouth feel, but I'm finding it very one dimensional, and frankly, boring. Just not enough going on for me.

  • 4
    24 January

    Black Label is a very solid, consistent whisky. Nothing about this is overpowering, but nothing is boring or disappointing, either. Its always good, every single time. Great for new whisky drinkers and those with seasoned tongues alike.

  • 5
    20 January

    I love it, maybe too much.

  • 2
    18 January

    Not smooth enough, it sticks to the back of your throat and feels as though it can’t decide what it wants to be.

  • 2
    13 January

    I have to agree with Daniel and T-Bone on this one, this is not a great whisky. If you're looking for readily available smooth-drinking scotch, I'd also recommend Glenlivet 12.

  • 5
    3 January

    Fine scotch

  • 4
    2 January

    Smooth and a little smoky and sweet at the same time.

  • 4
    31 December 2018

    A delicious mix of some of the finest malts, creating a wonderful tipple that agrees with my rather fussy tongue. I first received a bottle of Black Label as a gift from my partner Ryan to celebrate our first Christmas together and it had become one of my favourite drams. I prefer this to the blue or red labels. Splendid drop.

  • 5
    27 December 2018


  • 5
    19 December 2018

    One of my favourites. Class in a glass.

  • 4
    7 December 2018

    Better than what I was expecting. Better than most whiskies at this, or a similar price. Could be a bit smokier, but not bad. Excellent body and finish. Try it out if you haven't already.

  • 5
    21 November 2018

    I LOVE IT!! After a good square meal I have JWBL and it is awesome.

  • 5
    22 September 2018

    Most memorable drink I had in my life

  • 4
    14 September 2018

    It's a good whiskey with a fair price. The taste is of smoke and creamy toffee. The aftertaste is sweet enough! Good choice!

  • 5
    30 August 2018

    This is a great blended scotch. I have no idea how they go from Red Lable to this but they are totally different. I generally choose Laphroaig or Ardbeg but if those are not available I can always count on Black Lable.

  • 3
    28 August 2018

    Frankly, I liked Red Label more than Black. Somehow it lacks the peaty tones for me. It's silky, more "rounded" on the tongue with a hint of raisins...

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