Friday, 26 October 2018

Johnnie 'White Walker' Review

Hi everyone,

A new Johnnie Walker has landed in our midst and it is very gimmicky.
Capitalising on the success of the Games of Thrones series, they are releasing a series of whiskies based on the various warring factions with this blended whisky being the first. Is there anything different about this one? I don’t know but the bottle shares a secret message when iced…
Winter is coming…
 
Johnnie White Walker 41.7%
Colour: E150a
Body: Light
Nose: Light and floral, grain based, Cameronbridge but quite true to the spirit, clean, pretty much 100% grain whisky here. BUT it isn’t bad grain whisky. Not ethanol-y or nail polish remover-y.
Taste: Creamy vanilla, soft, lots of Cameronbridge grain but not unpleasant, floral, slightly waxy and oilier as it goes on.
Finish: Medium length. Creamy vanilla, some biscuit and wax. Maybe a tiny touch of smoke (Highland style Caol Ila?) Better complexity here. Good finish.
Not bad at all. Mid-aged Cameronbridge with a touch of Clynelish and an even tinier touch of unpeated Caol Ila for a little body? Could probably do with being plopped in the freezer for a while.
66/100

Thanks for reading!

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