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Johnnie Walker Blue is an icon of scotch whiskey - a blend of whiskies inhabiting a fancy, heavy, meticulously designed bottle - that permeates the executive lounges and business class seats on airplanes greatly. Expensive but always available, how does this titan of gift giving and big spending fare?
Vanilla, caramel, some grainy yeasty dough, very mild and sweet.
Thin, pleasantly sweet. Apples, pears, vanilla, mild caramel and thats.....it. Little bit of wafer cookie - very mild yeasty notes with just a hint of clove or oak. No burn.
Mild, no heat. Sweet, not offensive in any way. Doesnt really stick around.
I know I'm not telling you anything you have not heard before. This is a solid, if completely forgettable dram. Its sweet, pleasant and not punishing in any way, whatsoever. It is the perfect business or gifting whiskey. It does what it sets out to do, its just a shame it costs about 5 times what its worth. Im giving this a Rank 5 - there are no major flaws but it is not exciting.
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