Johnnie Walker 18 Years Platinum label

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4573
Blend
Blend
18 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Bourbon, Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Banana:
Cherry:
Peach:
Pear:
Caramel:
Heather:
Nuts:
Orange:
Sherry:
Spices:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oil:
Fruit:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Wheat:
Almonds:
Dried Fruit:
Sherry:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Heather:
Oak:
Orange:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Honey:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Sweet:
Herb:
Almonds:
Chocolate:
Malt:
Chili:
Mint:
Oak:
Oil:
Spices:
Herbs:

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3.9 Rate
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Tasting Notes 5

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05. May 2015
Nosing:
Speyside style, smoke, vanilla, sweet oranges, caramel, malt, clementines
Taste:
Dried fruits, oakiness, grain
Finish:
Medium

Nosing:
Full-bodied and intense. Fruity with a slightly smoky note
Taste:
Dried fruit, grain malty, creamy vanilla with almond and mandarin

15. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: smoke: Spices Coffee Malt Sweet

Finish:

Comment:
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18. Jun 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Sweet Honey Malt Bonfire Smoke Oak

Finish:

Comment: smooth, light tasty smoke very sweet:
Davisscholar
24. Mar 2015
With the Green label disappearing quickly and Gold Label downgraded to being marketed as a "pour from your freezer" dram, this may well be the new gem of the line-up.

Nicely balanced nose showing lots of Highland and Speyside character - peat smoke seems to be dialed back more and more with every new JW bottling. Platinum also shows the musty, wooly suggestions of old age as we know them from the Blue Label.
My favorite part, though, is the palate: big arrival, rich, oily, sweet and malty, possibly now the fullest of the JW line. It's probably a lot of oak tannin and syrup, but it works.

I was slightly offended to see the Gold Label 18 be re-branded, but the Platinum 18 is definitely a different blend. The price development must be seen as a sign of the times, I guess.
Brad69
11. Jan 2016
Brad69
11. Jan 2016
05. Oct 2016