Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch – Probably one of the finest Blended Scotch whiskies available on the market today. Made up of the best malt and grain whiskies. The Creme de la crème! On the nose you’ll get some really dry smokiness, with hints of raisins, vanilla and sweet honey. On the palate those flavours of honey, raisins and vanilla will be confirmed. Followed by sherry, chocolate orange (not my favourite but it works), rich smoke and with a very beautiful, velvety texture to top it off – Yum! The finish is very smooth yet warming with a small kick of spice right at the end.
The verdict: This is not a cheap whisky but the rewards in flavour are just stunning. Although this is not a single malt scotch, it has to be enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe. With all those rich flavours, I’d say lock yourself in a room, put on some soothing music, pour yourself a dram or two and light up one of your smoothest cigars!
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky can be found online at TWE for approximately £130 – not cheap but very rewarding!