Excellent blog post from Whisky Waffle about the now moribund Johnnie Walker Green Label. Luckily I have access to a couple of bottles that have been squirrelled away!
Posted by: Mooresy
Johnnie Walker Green Label is – or I should say was – a bit of an anomaly in the family. Unlike the others which are all blends including grain and non-malt whiskies, Green was a blended malt made up of only four whiskies, all single malts. This gave it the quality of arriving like a blend then developing on the palate more like a single malt. It’s nose complexity was also more akin to a single malt, and the better noses out there could probably pick the distilleries involved from the smell.
I happen to know what they were, but so as not to spoiler, you’ll have to ask me.
An elegy for Johnnie Green
Though caramel brown, your label was Green
With flavoured malt so crisp and clean
A complex coffee fruity smell
Vanilla and nuttiness went down well
The taste had cereals, chocolate and nuts
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