Johnnie Walker Gold Label Scotch Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Scotch Whiskey is the replacement premium blend for Johnnie Walker’s popular Gold Label 18. It’s structured around single malt whisky from Clynelish. JWG is a luxurious and smooth whisky, with notes of vanilla and dark fruit – a wonderful tribute to the harmonious partnership of Speyside and Highland whiskies, with just a hint of smoldering embers from the West Coast. Gold Label Reserve is made for those unforgettable nights out with amazing friends. GL is a Gold Medal award-winning blend created by Master Blender Jim Beveridge to celebrate nearly 200 years of the art of blending.
Nose: Honey and heather with thick caramel notes and a subtle nutmeg spice. Dried meadow flowers and a hint of fresh banana.
Palate: Smooth and succulent with a honeyed sweetness that’s typical of Johnnie Walker. There’s more to this though, the floral elements are quite prominent and there’s a spiced sweet vanilla note too.
Finish: Long, sweet and toffee-like.
Overall: A typically easy drinking blend from Johnnie Walker, this will not disappoint fans of the style.
It all began in 1819 when Johnnie Walker used his inheritance from his father’s passing to purchase a grocer’s shop in Kilmarnock. Here he started blending his grocer’s stock of single malts because he wanted to introduce (and enjoy) a consistent flavor profile. Naturally, Johnnie had a talent for blending, and his blends became a hit with his customers. Johnnie knew to “Keep Walking” despite the loss of his father and the world is grateful for it. Johnnie’s son and grandsons continued to grow the brand and whiskies to introduce the labels that we know and love today.
Johnnie Walker Scotches are held in high esteem and continue to hold a Royal Warrant, which was granted on New Year’s Day 1934 by King George V to supply whisky to the royal household. The Special Edition King George V scotch commemorates the wonderful honor of holding the Royal Warrant.