Originally Posted by bkblankenship
I have had JWB on many occasions and bought an inaugaral bottle in 1993. I find JWB to be only ACCEPTABLE. There are so many other blends that come out of the starting blocks way ahead of JWB. JWB has snob appeal to many; I suspect because of price. Although it has no age statement, the whiskies in JWB are at a minimum 25 years which JW does not keep secret. The blend has a splash of 1923 Auchtertool, which is a long lost Lowland distillery. You can bet it is only a splash. But for some reason people think the older the Scotch, the better. Don't get me wrong, older Scotches can be great ( notice I said, CAN BE GREAT ), but old NEVER means BETTER; old does mean MORE EXPENSIVE. For me, there are so many other blends on the market, even value blends that possess more flavor and complexity than JWB.
For my tastes, I have found Johnnie Walker GOLD to be far superior than JWBlue at ~1/3 the price.