Johnnie Walker 15 Years Green label

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14065
Blend-Scotch
Scotland
Blended Malt Whisky
15 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 16 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Herbs:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Grass:
Heather:
Spices:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oil:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Cake:
Cherry:
Chili:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Leather:
Mint:
Orange:
Pepper:
Tobacco:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Tasting
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Pepper:
Fruit:
Malt:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Honey:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Salt:
Herb:
Floral:
Heather:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Caramel:
Leather:
Oil:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Finish
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Oak:
Malt:
Fruit:
Herb:
Pepper:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Honey:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Fig:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Zitrus:

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3.9 Rate
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Tasting Notes 16

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04. May 2016
Nosing:
Peat SmokeSweetMalt
Taste:
SweetPepperSpicesMalt
Finish:
Long with cocoa
Comment:
Nosing:
Intense and balanced with grass and fruit.
Taste:
Peppery and sweet with vanilla, sandalwood and smoke.
Finish:
Deep and lasting.
Comment:
18. Jun 2016
Nosing:

Taste: SweetHoneyPeat SmokeVanillaFloralNutmeg

Finish:

Comment:
19. Nov 2017
Let's face it, Johnnie Walker isn't overly popular among Single Malt drinkers. With that being said, Green Label has always been the exception to the rule. Fresh fruits, notably green apples and mango, dominate the nose while the peat is more suggested than imposed. The taste is measured and well-composed with a potpourri of sweet, aromatic and mildly peaty flavors. English breakfast tea, bitter honey and a dash of salt and pepper migrate into the moderate finish. It's solid 15-year-old Blended Malt and arguably the best expression of the entire JW range.
RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 84 pts
23. Nov 2017
Nosing: MaltFruitBonfire SmokeDried FruitCoffee
This a really nice complex nose. Initially malt and fruit with a bit of sweet pears. Christmas cake, lots of dried fruit. Black coffee and brandy cream like you get at christmas. In the background there's a very light wood smoke. Superb

Taste: ChocolatePepper
Balanced arrival and slightly sweet, full bodied throughout. This is much more simple than the nose, but enjoyable nonetheless. Black pepper and chocolate are the predominant flavours.

Finish: Dark ChocolateSpicesOilOak
Long and intense. Dark chocolate, mixed spices. A slight oily smokiness. Some oak showing through.

Comment:
I'd never had this version of JW and I've not really liked some of their other releases in the past. I'm not a fan of that oily graininess you get in grain whisky, but thought I'd give this a shot since it's all malt. I have to say I'm super impressed. The nose is great and shows really well. On the palate it's intense and well rounded. The finish is long and warming. I've seen some reviews which said that the pepperiness was acrid and overpowering but I don't see it in the bottle I got. Perhaps it's something that they have worked out with newer batches. The price is comparable to a lot of higher end supermarket malts but the quality leaves some of them in the dust. Great stuff.
14. Mar 2020
Nosing: SweetVanillaAppleAlcoholGrapePeat Smoke
Off the bat, there's a weird fake vanilla thing going on. Apple and white grape, general sweetness. Some light smokiness. Not as good as I remember from the past. The smokiness is more identifiably peaty.

Taste: SpicesPeat SmokeSweet
Sweet, reasonably intense arrival. Spiciness and smokiness builds over time. Some light tongue tongue burning towards the end.

Finish:
A continuation of the palate flavours, but short.

Comment:
I don't know what it is that has changed about the green label in the last couple of years, but it definitely isn't as good as I remember it. It still carries the 15 year age statement, but it feels like there's a lot more fresh bourbon cask influence than there used to be. It has that buttery fake vanilla character now that you get in very young NAS whisky, which I could do without. Don't get me wrong, the blending brings enough smokiness and other character that it isn't awful, I just remember it being a lot better than this. Shame.

80/100
03. Jul 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeFruitVanillaVanillaSweetFloralGrassMint
HeatherSpicesMaltLeatherRaisinHay
Taste: Peat SmokeFruitSweetFloralSpicesOilFloralRaisinOrange

Finish: ChiliSweetOakMaltTobacco

Comment: Great dram for unbeatable price.
01. Dec 2017
Nosing:
FruitTropical FruitPeat SmokeSherrySweet
Taste:
bitterness;NutsPeat SmokeSaltMalt dry;OakSpicesGrapefruit
Finish:
long Spices
Comment:
nosing is better than plate.3.5/5
Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
The best of the line-up to me, by far. Great intensity of mostly Highland and Speyside malts on the nose, with nicely balanced barrel character, a noble touch of "old" mustiness and hints of peat smoke.
Clearly showing the Malt Blend pedigree. Excellent richness and texture on the palate, unparalleled by any of the grain-based JWs, even though the Platinum 18Y comes close in terms of richness.
Quite a classic and perfect blend, also a great bargain to its very end. I hear Taiwan is still officially receiving this blend.
Tomasz
18. Dec 2018
Nosing:
dry fruits, strong sweety - sour
Taste: Complex. Dry candied fruits, spiciness, hint of oak, sweet honey

Finish: long, sweet but smoky

Comment: Complex blended malt which you can find different everytime. Sometimes you can feel more of those sweet malts influence in fruitiness and honey sweetness but sometimes more of those smoky malts - spiciness and smoke. Alkohol well hidden. Very good one! But quite expensive as for blended malt.