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Johnnie Walker Double Black

(70cl, 40%)

Johnnie Walker Double Black

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Double Black Bottling Note

Originally released to the travel retail market, Double Black combines the rich, malty flavour of Black Label with slightly peatier whisky and casks that were more heavily charred. The result is a toasty, smoky whisky with Johnnie Walker's usual rich, malty core.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Slightly smoky and almost medicinal on the nose, it offers up hints of vanilla, a little tar, a touch of barbecue sauce, citrus and malt.

Palate: Good body and very creamy with a sublimely malty core. It offers up a surprising level of peat smoke which works really well. Creamy sweetness, hints of soft wood smoke, salty butter, custard and cereal grains.

Finish: Good length with notes of malt, boiled sweets, black pepper and cool smoke.

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Johnnie Walker Double Black Reviews

Let it breath

I bought a bottle of this when it was first released and didn't feel it offered anything over the std JWBL. Last week I bought another and I let it breath properly.
This is an essential component of drinking whisky that is all-but ignored.
Now I can taste the richness of the increased single malt content and I like it very much.
I would even suggest that it is well-priced.

24th July 2022

Yeahhh.. Not So Much

Personally, I think it's over-refined. Mellow is one thing, but I feel JWDB lacks any real character & flavor and although it goes down smoothly, there's not any real character to it. I'll take plain ol' Black or Red any day.

14th March 2022

Love the peat!

If you like smoky/peaty Islay single malts then this is a cheap way to enjoy that. Either you like peaty whisky or you don't. I love nearly every smoky whisky i've ever tried. What I don't like is sherry finished/flavoured whisky. Yuk! We've all got different pallettes, yah. JW DB has a large dose of Caol Isla in it. If you enjoy the JW Double Black over JW Black like me, then you're probably/undoubtedly a peat fan. I suggest you splash out and try the single malts like Caol Isla 12, Talisker 10 or (highly recommended) Ledaig 10. All delicious. If you like those you can move onto the big guns like Laphroaig 10, Ardbeg 10 or Lagavulin 16. Enjoy!

13th January 2022

Nice for the extra peat, but now too much caramel.

It's pretty nice. The JW BL is perhaps a gold standard in terms of quality/price. This double black, around the same price as the JW BL where I live, seems slightly deeper, rosier in colour, nose and taste are smokier, peatier, which I like. However, there seems to be more caramel (toffee, sweet), nose and palette, which I don't like personally. It's also tangier on the tongue, which I also don't like particularly. I like this whisky, for its affordability and heavier peat/smoke, but will probably stick to JW BL in general, because I don't go with the extra sweetness.

8th March 2021

Decent! A bit of peat and smoke

If you like Islay whisky this is a good sipper. If you can't handle a little peat and smoke then definitely stay away. It's not overpowering in any way but it definitely let's you know it's mostly Islay.

22nd January 2021

Glenfidich anyday

Was like drinking tcp antisceptic

29th December 2020

It's just not for me because of the after effects

I like the flavor, but too much smoke after taste and it lingered far to long for me. And to make matters worse one drink gave me a massive headache. I've had other liquor do the same thing but not to the extent this did. I guess I'll stick Mccallen. I've had blue label before with no such I'll side effects lol

27th December 2020


Very much what it says on the tasting notes!

20th December 2020

Smooth, pleasant whisky

Much better than I expected. This is a very nice whisky. Compared to some single malts such as glenlivet 15 or balvennie 14, which I find a bit harsh and 1 dimensional, this is very smooth, with nice elements of figs, toffee and smoke, with an underlying sweetness (treacle/raisins) being carried through and a nice hint of complexity.
There definitely seems to be an element of talisker coming through on this 1. Very easy to drink. At £30 it's hard to fault. In fact when you think talisker skye its self is £40, I would rate this higher than that.

9th October 2020

just doesnt stack up for the brand

I never really understood why this one can be found in many stores and yet the far better green not so much at all. And even the controversial (though fav of mine) new Gold reserve harder to find as well.

I never did get what JW was going for here. I really just beleive the successful and popular Black is the only reason this so called "double" version is so easily available. Its really just not so good. It is nothing imo like black and it cannot at all stand up to original black, nor the great Green nor the Controversial Gold.
This one imo is more of a gimmick than it is anything else. Imo its making its living simply by using the Black name.
Many folks (non Scotch drinkers) tend to buy this as a gift for thier Scotch drinking buddies or family members as though more a novelty thing. Its like ..."well I know he likes Black , so double black must be a nice gift". Sorry , but its

This is disappointing, too smokey, and not so pleasant to sip as others from JW. I just dont see why this took off and how its even still around and lasted as long as it has. Somebody still buying it so it must be working for someone. That being said,....somewhere is the worst Doctor and yet someone has an appointment with him tomorrow.

Sorry JW,...Im a believer in the brand with the exception of Red (but red is what it is) and this one should imo simply disappear. Much rather see more shelves with green and Gold on them next to the original and always delicious Black. This one imo just kind of a gimmick.

Ill give it 2 stars simply because its drinkable enough. But thats all.

4th September 2020

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