What's in a name? Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Johnnie Walker Blue Label whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Fragrant with good body. Notes of oak, crisp spice, dried fruit, pastries. Berry fruits, aniseed, hints of cedar, a touch of spice and citrus.
Palate: Supple and balanced. Good toffee and hints of very wistful smoke. Chocolate, hints of grass and a good hit of malt.
Finish: Floral, oaky, good length, urged on by a plume of very well-kept, highland style smoke. Dried fruit, spice, honey.
Overall: One of the ultimate premium blends, Blue Label is a legend in its own right and will continue to be.
Was given this lovely whiskey as a retirement gift from work. In the premium price bracket you cant go far wrong - for the smooth taste, stays in the mouth for ages! A classy malt.
really good u also try
Congratulations Pure class on sacrificing your entire life for subservience and ass kissing for a mere bottle of $150 whiskey. May you play golf in Florida once! (because that seems to be all your lifetime work was worth)
As I sat on the front porch of my southern colonial home on that brisk autumn eve, I knew that only one spirit would provide me with the class I so desired. Johnny Walker Blue Label, I declare, a classy malt indeed.
I've always felt class to be the most important attribute in my distilled spirits. Blue never fails to deliver. A classy malt. Nay, the classiest of all malts.
I hope this autumn never ends.
It's a $189 bottle of Whiskey and worth a try. I like the flavor, but prefer the distinct taste of a single malt.
and thats why he's so upset. Or maybe you retired and no one cared enough to give you a bottle of baby formula. Grow up and worry about yourself. He may be "Pure class" but your "no class."
Tried a sample of JW's premier blend. Yes, it was OK, indeed really smooth, but no special flavours or unique taste to my mind. I was underwhelmed. I am sure it has some very old and rare malts in the blend, and I am glad I tried it, but not worth over £100 a bottle for me. I'll stick with the JW Black if I want a blend, and spend the rest on some of the hundreds of other interesting malts on this site.
I found this whisky fine but really nowhere near as good as a single malt you could buy for less than £50. It was very smooth and there were hints of complexity in the nose but the one word that springs to mind is 'thin'. It disappears in the mouth and doesn't have the finish you'd expect for the price and heritage.
I have been given a litre of "Blue Label" as a gift and it is excellent, being Irish we spell our whiskey with an "e" (rather like the Americans). But will someone advise "The Americans" that it is an excellent ..blended whisky...and not a malt !!
I have to say I had very high expectations of this whisky, but I feel that it falls quite short of the mark... This whisky looks good, it smells good but it just seems to be lacking something on the palate and finish. Personally, I prefer the Black and Green label from JW.
As others have said, the JW is certainly "nice", as in "harmless". If it was not so ridiculously expensive, I'd always have a bottle at hand for people who don't like the taste of Whisky, to show them that Whisky drinking can be painless. But my guess is that those who like Whisky and Scotch that has character, will find the JW Blue a bit insipid. At 1/4 of the price, I personally find the JW Green infinitely better.
I have had in my cabinet a miniature of Blue Label for a good number of decades now having kindly been given it by one of the people at JW who I knew.
I am now 65 and thought what a shame not to have given this whisky an opening so I took the 'initiative' and opened it and placed it in a glass.
All I can say is that I am glad I did and have now well satisfied my curiosity as to what lay within that bottle that has now been spirited away.
Thank you JW.
Johnny Walker Blue Label is not a malt whisky it is blended.
Diamonds maybe a womans best friend, but Johnny blue is a mans best friend. My name is Mike, 30 living in Amman, Jordan, and by far this is my drink of choice.
VERY NICE DRINK
very special at this price
it never ceases to amaze me how easily people can be fooled into believing a product is amazing just by being told that doing so will mean they are sophisticated. much in the same way you can put dodgy leather in a car and sell it as a luxury vehicle (at least in america). at about $190 a bottle, if you think it's worth it, it means you don't know what you're on about. it's not bad as such, but it is MASSIVELY over-priced. there's definitely no shortage of single malts that are just as good or better at about a third of the price.
Pffft, amigo, its blended not a single malt. Please. And they don't pass it off as a single malt, they clearly say its a blend of their finest. And it tastes great. I mean even if a whiskey drinker does a blind tasting, he may not be able to identify it but he'll know he's drinking an exclusive expensive whiskey. It just tastes so..
I have tried the Platinum..hope the Blue label is as good..
Very good whisky but not the GREAT whisky I was expecting for the amount I paid for it. A $50 whisky can perfectly beat it.
Disappointed and will never buy again.
I have tried PLATINUM...it is ugood for the money...can't wait for the second bottle...with friends...Johnny Walker...good job...I wonder how it compares to Blue Label..
Not a whisky drinker as such but sampled some of this stuff at a wedding. Wish I could afford to buy a couple of bottles for a treat now and again.
HE COMPRADO ESTA BOTELLA SIEMPRE a 140 euros -es carisima el precio que vendeis
Not anything wrong with this whatsoever, a nice drink for sure but I prefer the axed Green label over it and the Platinum sits at the top of my list, incredibly smooth easy drinking whisky.
It's very good in taste, smoky, little spice flavour...
First time I tasted it, its very good, I like to drink on the rock. Awesome
Too expensive for what it is. $90-$120 would be more reasonable.
Love it just got bottle from my mate.
Price should be same range as COGNAC XO
Remey, Hennesy , courvoisier
Whiskey's are. From Corn, Malt , etc
Cognac is from grapes
Someone doesn't know his 'malt' from his 'blended'!!
Most of the review's on this site forget this whiskey is not trying to be a malt ?. And it was voted the best blended whiskey more than once in the last 10 years. I am a true whiskey malt drinker and I would say as a blend this is the best I have ever tasted bar none. So I would say it would give any malt a run for it's money?.
Blue Label is not stellar but it is good. It's a marketing ploy. But hey JP, get a life bro! You must be unemployed. Don't hate the player.....hate the game!
Overpriced diageo lousy product.
Maybe my untrained palate is not up to the task but I find this whisky far too harsh to enjoy. Having added some water it did become more drinkable. However, if you want a blended malt you are better off buying Chivas Regal.
For the above
The only useful comments here told me about the whisky.
JP sounds like a ****. For the others who so sanctimoniously pointed out that this was a 'blend' not a 'malt', congratulations. You have pointed out a basic fact about whisky- was it worth commenting or do you think everyone else understands that?
Aside from the fact this whisky uses only malts, c.f. a standard 'blend' which uses malts, clearly anyone using this website must have accepted a leniency in the semantics of 'malt' as this also sells blends, liqueurs and barware.
Pure class, I hope you enjoyed the whisky!!
REASONABLE.NOT WORTH THE PRICE.SUGGEST ''GREEN'',MUCH BETTER.
AV RAMPERSAD/TRINIDAD/WEST INDIES.
I laugh at the people who say they can find a better scotch for $50. I guess taste is subjective, but come on. First of all, blended whiskey is better than single malt. It's amusing to hear young men say that single malt is better just because they've been conditioned to think that. MY OPINION is that JW Blue is probably the best tasting scotch at this price point. My favorite everyday scotch is JW Black. All of the sheep need to learn to think and taste for themselves. Quit regurgitating reviews that you've read online from some "professional" taster. Most (not all) of these people giving JW Blue bad reviews are just repeating something they heard said buy some guy that they wish they could be, lol.
Good day,if you enjoy a good taste of smoky and fruity whiskey the blue label is the one.johnny blue is not a single malt,which im a big fan of.but it is a really peaceful and good blend from the old Johnny walker.
Really good drop of a blend whiskey,enjoy it and love it.thanks johnny walker.
It's funny to read single malt fans complain about the price point of this blended malt compared to cheaper single malts. Nobody is buying blue label because it has by far the best tasting. You buy blue label for just that, it's blue label. You buy it for the same reasons you buy an Omega, Rolex, luxury cars, oxford shoes, Items of this nature. Are there other things that perform equally for a lower price? Sure. But, I've earned it. I want Blue label.