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Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    Johnnie Walker

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: For my money, the blend drinks like a mixer. This becomes problematic when paired with a premium price point. The simple fact of the matter is that there is nothing Gold Label Reserve does well that other Walker Labels do not do better.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish has a lemony tartness with lingering cinnamon spice balanced by a bit of honey, and is very long and smooth with a good overall balance.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: It's another blend that seems to bear more peat and pepper. It's less full than the Double Black in my opinion but the peatiness on the palate works very well.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The sugar settles down as some more pungent Madeira notes emerge on the finish, but the overall spirit is balanced, on point, and lasting.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The smoke is not a featured player here as the golden bottle supports the golden honeyed experience.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not the most complex thing in the world, but surprisingly complex for a Walker. I think the Green is still my favorite so far, but this wasn’t half bad.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Malt-Review
  • Excerpt: It would be a solid recommendation at 1/3 of the suggested retail price.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: A mouth-clinging finish saturates the taste buds with sweet, honeyed fruits.
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  • Intro:

    This is the re-release of the previously age stated Gold Label from Johnnie Walker

  • Nose:

    Sweet caramel, cake. Malty cereal, faint sea breeze.

  • Taste:

    Think mouthfeel but no heat. Sweet vanilla, cake, mild apple pear. Faint brine, butter cream and the faintest hint of some smoke.

  • Finish:

    Medium length. Gentle smoke, pepper, sea breeze. Lemon butter cream, cake-y notes. Overall its sweet, faintly briney and smokey.

  • Overall:

    Not the most complex thing in the world, but surprisingly complex for a Walker. I think the Green is still my favorite so far, but this wasnt half bad.

  • Score:

    6

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