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Johnnie Walker Black Label: Bladreunner 2049 The Directors Cut Release

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Johnnie Walker

  • ABV:

    49%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I don’t know what other differences exist between this and the stock 12yr black label, but the presence of graininess is very much minimized and replaced with a richer mouth feel, longer finish and a much better integrated smoke presence.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: If this is a glimpse of the future, I’m stockpiling regular Black Label now.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: As for the swan song of flavors, one can detect black pepper, oak tannin, Caol Ila peat, and chicory lingering pleasantly.
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  • Intro:

    This is a limited edition release from Johnnie Walker (Diageo) alongside the release of Denis Villeneuves work of art: BladeRunner 2049. Shortly after being laid off in December, a couple friends of mine pooled together than purchased this as a gift for me. Ive drank it through many viewings of the movie, interviews, job hunting and shortly thereafter, when I accepted a new job. Ive finished off the bottle a couple months later and compiled my notes for a review.

  • Nose:

    Honey, vanilla, dough, icing. Freshly baked bread. Some salt and pepper. Faint melon. Faint wisps of smoke.

  • Taste:

    Medium mout hfeel, very minimal heat. Rich honey, vanilla, smoldering ash and pepper. Cocoa, some toffee and a nice oak presence. The smoke grows with time.

  • Finish:

    Long, smoky and sweet. There is a lot of vanilla, toffee, icing, faint lemon and some nice smoke.

  • Overall:

    The bump in proof seems to really benefit this expression. I dont know what other differences exist between this and the stock 12yr black label, but the presence of graininess is very much minimized and replaced with a richer mouth feel, longer finish and a much better integrated smoke presence.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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