Super Premium Blends - 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2013
What's in a name? Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Sweet rich and deep notes with maraschino cherries, toffee caramel, vanilla, baked rhubarb crumble and a very thin whiff of smoke.
Palate: The richness continues onto the palate, which is sweet and warming, with creamy malt, oats and cereal. A spicy vanilla cinnamon dusting too with the gentle smoke again developing.
Finish: Dark chocolate with caramalised peel.
Overall: Another pleasing blend from Johnnie Walker, this is quite different from the gold label.
I was really disappointed when I bought the Platinum. Since it was to replace the Gold 18 year I had hoped it was equally good, but it was not as smooth. I was able to drink the gold straight up; not the Platinum.
30th July 2014
Not what I expected. Nothing like blue.
Will never buy again.
26th July 2014
Ric Flair loves it!
27th May 2014
I give 10 for packaging alone. Box is very smart, bottle even more.
Should one really care what's inside :o ?!
In my opinion it is on equal basis with JW blue. Just another pleasing
release from JW team.
Definitely value for money.
6th April 2014
just had platinum vs blue label side by side. survey says: platinum is just as smooth and flavorful as the blue. don't waste the extra 100 bucks on blue.
23rd January 2014
I like it however, I love the double black, I cannot get enough of it love the smoke to it. platinum is smoother in my opinion but with cost a factor double black is better. If cost is not a factor then platinum or reserve gold (in the freezer, notes of honey.)
11th January 2014
with a cube or without it has a very nice mouth feel!!awesome buy
7th January 2014
I was a blue fan but at 2 bills a bottle not always feasible..tried the platinum and an hooked..on my 3rd bottle smooth and easy drinking
2nd January 2014
good drink. repeatable. patiala peg on the rocks is highly recommended
31st December 2013
best time I ever I had
27th December 2013
this is a really nice scotch. The biggest problem is that it's too easy to drink!
It has such a clean finish and while being very smooth and easy to drink, it has just enough character so that it doesn't feel like drinking a generic drop.
25th December 2013
tried it for the first time today . normally into single malts , but this one was impressive , very smooth no burn and had a nice nose to it .. would def buy a bottle for the home bar
19th December 2013
very full, quite impressed, smoke filled aroma, will buy another bottle
7th December 2013
Good finish cant abandon blue though,not yet...
17th November 2013
а какой самый молодой спирт в нем сколько лет?
31st October 2013
This is a really nice drink, better than Gold. Some days I prefer it to Blue and Blue Cask.
23rd October 2013
I m fine now, after 5 min i ll add a reviw ... hope ... Tell my wife i m fine ...
16th October 2013
After having the first sip I convinenced my self not to drink more of JW platinum after which I shifted to 100 pipers. Felt 100 piper was better than platinum, no taste no complexity was found by me.
9th September 2013
For fans of blended scotch whisky, this latest addition to the Johnnie Walker portfolio will not disappoint.
Nose: Sherry oak, chocolate, wet leaves, loam and mint.
Palate: Blood oranges, rosewater, dark plumbs, raspberries.
Finish: Salt, slight signature Johnnie Walker smoke (probably Talisker) and red fruits.
General Impressions: This is a smooth, approachable dram that serves up lots of sherry, red fruits and a teensy weensy bit of smoke in a very refined and smooth package.
I picked this up at duty free for $88. Fair price. I would not pay $149 where I live. Never.
If you seek a pleasant, solid blended scotch, this works. It is not as great as Green Label, but I would put it ahead of Gold and Blue any day.
29th July 2013
Cant say i am impressed with this at all, intense heat that kills the taste buds,cant see how you can claim dark chocolate,caramel, vanillia cinnamon et, you must have tried a different malt. for £70 including postage not a drink i would ever buy again.Best mixed with a coke to kill it.
15th July 2013
How does it compare to the Gold?...very simular...just that Smokey part which the Platinum has....but gold still 95%..as smooth and good as platinum....would definatly buy again.....review for Axispaw..cheers,..
13th April 2013
Double black is not smoother,..but its good...green lable doesnt taste ad good as the Platinum....one bottle of Green lable..but no more....10 bottles of Platinum,...I still like it...each to there own!!
7th April 2013
Slightly disappointing. After hunting it down for weeks, I finally got a taste of this much anticipated blend back in November. I was dismayed by its indistinguishable taste. Double black was well crafted and sips smoother. Green is always a solid choice. However, Blue is still superior by far. Platinum has not found its niche. If JW is listening, I look forward to Diamond.
15th February 2013
Well,...about 10 bottles now,....still magic!!!
26th January 2013
19th January 2013
Yeah...no worries!!..i will definatly buy a bottle or two of Platinum for Christmas presents!!..(Its a new product from Johnny walker) and the have done it well..i can tell you..3rd bottle ive had and im still impressed..Its certaintly easily drunk on its own..no bitterness and smooth..Hope they make it for years!!..I really want to try King George V...I will certaintly write a review for that..Cheers,
24th September 2012
Thanks. The green is excellent if you haven't tried it.
20th September 2012
I havn't tried the gold..BUT...i'm not really wanting to..The Platinum..is good enough...Best drink I've had to watch DVD on cold night!!..I am now wanting to try the Johnny Walker King George V..(sample first)..The Platinum is a great drink...i have reccommended it to a few friends and family..
How does it compare to the gold?
19th September 2012
Finished the second bottle!!!....Its all good!!
19th August 2012
Impressed..with the smoothness and taste..Looking forward to an other bottle.
2nd August 2012
Quite impressed...very smooth..will look forward to next bottle
1st August 2012