John Walker & Sons King George V

70cl / 43%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
John Walker & Sons King George V
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£527 £439.17 ex VAT (£752.86 per litre)
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A special extension of the Johnnie Walker range, King George V celebrates the first Royal Warrant granted to John Walker and Sons Ltd to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household in 1934, and is apparently designed to recreate how JW might have tasted back in the day. Some Port Ellen has been used, alongside Cardhu, Lochnagar and some very old grain whisky.



  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
  • Honey Honey
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Oak Oak

John Walker & Sons King George V Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Simon Difford (diffordsguide)

    • Appearance:

      Clear, dark golden with bright golden highlights.

    • Aroma:

      Fruity Christmas cake soaked in sherry with linseed oil, nuts, vanilla and daffodil floral aromas.

    • Taste:

      Huge yet graceful with generous sweet fruit, vanilla, caramel and honey balanced by dry lightly smoky oak and spice.

    • Aftertaste:

      Long, surprisingly smoky, salty, spicy finish.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Nose:

      Profound smoky initial aroma followed by sweet, fresh fruit (apples, pears, bananas) malt characteristics; developing into rich dried fruit/spicy complexity (raisins, figs, cinnamon).

    • Palate:

      Smooth with a rich, fruity sweetness. Warming with subtle flavours of sandalwood and smoke.

    • Taste:

      Powerful, complex, rich and smooth.

    • Finish:

      Mouthwarming and lingering rich peaty finish.

    • With water:

      Releases new flavours, more fresh fruitiness and more smoke on the palate.

31 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    18 February


  • 5
    16 December 2018

    The best you can try

  • 5
    25 November 2018

    Taste of heaven

  • 5
    1 November 2018

    Johnny Walker has only the best. Plus King George was my 2nd Great Grandfather so to have a bottle named after my ancestor is a treat indeed. Thank you for remembering my family.

  • 5
    26 April 2018

    Quite possibly the best John Walker available, as said below - you may not want to drink blue label after this!

  • 5
    6 July 2017

    Superb....a very good choice.

  • 4
    13 November 2015

    Its Marvellous. Melted pure gold. My rating Sky Is The Limit

  • 4
    4 June 2015

    Truly you won''t want to drink Blue Label after this - it''s a terrific whisky - although it is pricy it tastes better than many whiskies I have bought (and drunk) which are twice the price..................

  • 5
    22 January 2015

    AMAZING!!!! Very Rare and the taste is the smoothest ever

  • 5
    9 September 2014

    The best whiskey ever made and ever tasted. the smoothness and the velvet feel is awesome.felt like royl drink

  • 5
    31 August 2014

    My brother has been drinking Blue Label ever since he remembers, but today, for the first time ever he had King George V, and seeing him was like watching someone having an orgasm on every sip. He cataloged it as smooth as velvet, smoky and rich in fruity flavor.

  • Anonymous 7 April 2011

    it was awesome whisky.

  • Örjan 27 January 2011

    Deep silky Flavours, Elegance and one of the smoothest smookinesses ive ever tasted.

  • Ron, Dec 2010 2 January 2011

    This is a truly original whisky of blended history. Words such as flavours of sandalwood and smoke have no real meaning in terms of taste so I suggest you try it for yourself. Did I like it? Absolutely!Do I recommend it? Absolutely!

  • mike 1 December 2010

    I had a drink out of my first bottle the day I found out my wife was pregnant with our first child. Its next pour will be 21 years from now. I can't wait and am buying another bottle. It is well worth the price

  • Neil 5 November 2010

    Does it taste different- Most definitely Yes Is there a feel good factor -Yes Did I open the second bottle-Yes Did I buy a third-Yes Will Gary Sobers signature improve the flavour-No Am I mad- YES

  • Anonymous 3 August 2010

    I have just seen this bottle omg I have a bottle of blue label n I thought that was great but I must now have this

  • Charles 21 July 2010

    Can someone please tell me if there is an actual difference in taste and quality between the The BLUE LABEL

  • Anonymous 18 May 2010

    ive just got a bottle and the greatest thing about it is my uncle ( sir gary sobers ) and one of his good friends (sir viv richards) signed it :) If I had to sell it what you think ill get for it ? priceless

  • Alan Ward 15 February 2010

    I've just been given a bottle - I'm almost afraid to touch it!

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