Johnnie Walker Blue Cask Strength Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Johnnie Walker Blue Cask Strength

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Johnnie Walker

  • ABV:

    55.8%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: You don't mess with the Johnnie Walker brand name casually, so we expect greatness, and boy, do we get it here.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate is spicy, chocolaty and fruity, covered under a thin layer of peat smoke. The finish is long and warming.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: It doesn’t taste very old but it’s got more oomph than most modern blends – and that’s not just the high ABV. So maybe not as stunning – and peaty - as the Blue Label 'Baccarat' that was bottled at 60.5% a few years ago
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Rich and sweet, proof is delightful. Perfect blend of sweet, fruity and mild smoke at the finish. 
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  • Intro:

    Its the infamous Blue label! But at cask strength! In a bottle that could knock down a cast door!

  • Nose:

    Honey, vanilla, light fruits like apple, honey dew, pears, doughy sweets. Bakery. No smoke. All honey and sweets.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich - some good oiliness and a mild tinge of heat. Sweet, honey, vanilla, caramel, fruits, yeasty, dough, cookies, apples and pears. Faintest touch of smoke.

  • Finish:

    Long, wonderfully complex. Smoke makes an appearance here. Mildly smokey sweets. Sweet and savory. Honey, melon, doughnuts, mild smoke. Pepper. Faint salinity. Burnt toast. Smoke blends so nicely into the finish to balance the sweet fruit and honey notes.

  • Overall:

    Rich and sweet, proof is delightful. Perfect blend of sweet, fruity and mild smoke at the finish. This is what I wish more blends were like. This is almost Compass Box level quality, in my opinion. If this were available state side at a reasonable price, I'd probably be easily convinced to buy it.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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