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Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

(70cl, 40.0%)
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
$52.92
User Rating
(36 Reviews)
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Gold Label Reserve Bottling Note

The replacement premium blend for Johnnie Walker's popular Gold Label 18. It's structured around single malt whisky from Clynelish.

Gold Label Reserve (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Honey and heather with thick caramel notes and a subtle nutmeg spice. Dried meadow flowers and a hint of fresh banana.

Palate: Smooth and succulent with a honeyed sweetness that's typical of Johnnie Walker. There's more to this though, the floral elements are quite prominent and there's a spiced sweet vanilla note too.

Finish: Long, sweet and toffee-like.

Overall: A typically easy drinking blend from Johnnie Walker, this will not disappoint fans of the style.

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User Reviews of the Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve

Disappointing

The whole JW range is going down. Green is gone, so is the Gold 18. This has no complexity, overly sweet, with an unpleasant after taste. I haven't had the Blue Label in a while, I used to like it, Platinum is still good, but at much higher price. Come to think of it, many brands seem to be victims of their own success. Perhaps too much demand, so I am buying scotch far less often than a few years ago.

26th January 2016

Not a replacement to Gold 18!!!

Had my first Gold 18, 7 years ago. Became my favorite instantly. Was sad when they discontinued it, but just gave the Gold Reserve my first try this week. I had one glass, cried, and gave the bottle to my brother in law who will drink anything.

BRING BACK GOLD 18!!!

26th December 2015

A Sad Replacement

Spend the extra 15 and get the real thing, this is no replacement for the proper Gold Label (https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/johnnie-walker-gold-label-18-year-old-whisky/?srh=1)

This completely lacks the wonderful smoothness of Gold, is not sweet despite supposedly having toffee/honey /caramel attributes, and the taste is lacking any real depth. As a massive fan of Johnnie Walker this is a real let down - usually I buy every Johnnie Walker I try, or that I can find and afford (if you can afford it, Blue is simply out of this world) - but after trying this I'll only be buying them once tasted, as I wouldn't want to be stuck with a bottle of this.
The now discontinued Green Label was better than this, and was the same price (now its lucky to find a bottle under £100), and Double Black has way more to it for less money (ok, its not smooth, but then its not meant to be).

24th December 2015

Truly a Scotch Whisky Drinkers Delight.

A fantastic product from the Johnnie Walker range . A must for your collection .

11th November 2015

Mike

Bought a Liter bottle (totally gold bottle) in Mumbai, India Duty Free. It is fantastic. Drink it on the rocks after letting it rest for 10 minutes or so and enjoy. I think it is just as good as Blue.

13th October 2015

Honestly...

I'm not all that impressed with this offering. I much prefer Black Label. This has too much alcohol on the palate and lacks the rich flavor of JW Black.

24th September 2015

Simplemente exquisito

Lo probe es un dulzor agradable a paladar,suave para tomarlo puro y

6th September 2015

Taste is subjective

To all of these imbeciles saying "If you like this, you know nothing about whisky"... Taste is an INCREDIBLY subjective thing. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean that it is somehow bad and none else is allowed to enjoy it. Your arrogance is amazing... Sure, I don't think this is the best whisky I've ever had (far from it) but that's because it simply isn't to my taste. It doesn't mean it's terrible and my old boss (the biggest whisky fiend I have ever met) loves this stuff. I challenge you to sip this alongside an ice cold Heineken in the sun and tell me it's not nice... It pairs incredibly well with certain lagers and that's not a bad thing at all. Not everyone wants to drink their whisky in an oak panelled speakeasy, boring everyone with their tales of when they visited this or that distillery. I don't really get a "honey" taste - it's more of a caramel/ginger taste for me but that's my point... Everyone is different. Thankfully.

25th June 2015

Gross

bad

19th May 2015

Wonderfully smooth

By far my favourite whisky in my collection, smooth, creamy with a honey like taste.
I'll be interested to compare with the Platinum and Blue, but streets ahead of the Red and Black for the extra money.

3rd April 2015

Too Smooth

just tried the Gold Reserve at the Airport Lounge - somehow disappointing
Very smooth, Little complexity
Would not Buy it

8th February 2015

Very good

This is a very smooth drink. My opinion is that this is Great! but i would rather try an un-chillfiltered whisky i havent tried or 2 bottles of the Black label for the price!

5th January 2015

Luke

My personal favourite (i prefer it over blue)... have with ice, take your time, let the ice melt and just enjoy the smooth flavors...

2nd January 2015

Gold Reserve is a Joke

Johnnie Walker no longer makes good scotch. It's mediocre. And for the price there are much better products available. Anyone who gives this stuff more than 3 stars really hasn't been around the block with scotch. So my review is for anyone that likes good scotch and once liked Johnnie Walker, because once upon a time they made good scotch. No longer. now they just make good advertisements, copy writing and marketing.

The Gold is sweet, fruity, and biting with alcohol, it's a bit harsh. All the flavor notes are mediocre that fail to fully develop or deliver any intensity. It has a watery body and mouth feel. Save your money and buy something else.

25th November 2014

awesome.......

I really enjoyed it very very well........... for too long........ really something to enjoy moments forever n ever.........

22nd October 2014

Very Good

My Father's favorite

9th October 2014

One of my favourite scotches.

I prefer the gold to the platinum personally.

22nd August 2014

Drank the whole bottle in 4 hours

Couldnt put it down.. I dont even care that it cost me 80 bucks.. It was so smooth that I cant even describe. Iv tried alot of ~100 scotches and I thought this wouldnt be as good as some of the others.. I was wrong. BRAVO JW Gold reserve. Im going to have to find another bottle for sipping on lol. IS this one aged 18 years or what cannot find any info on the age.

14th July 2014

Ultimate superb scotch

An exceptional drink buy nd enjoy.

3rd June 2014

Rich

Smokier Diageo malts are nicely balanced by fruity and waxy whiskies. Overall, quite nice.

11th April 2014

awesome

i didnt know that whiskey taste that good like the platinum .

9th April 2014

Amazing

Boom...

Buy it... Enjoy it... Relish it...

This is an exceptional product for the price. Heck, this is an exceptional product, period!

16th March 2014

patchman56

To be fair my review is based on the older 18 year--not this new blend but my opinion about adding water stands-- to be quite frank I never add water to any Scotch including cast strength regardless of what many of the so called experts do-- if you do stick to the 40 %%%-- or drink a diet coke instead-- why dilute any intended profile-- patchman56 the non-expert

14th February 2014

patchman56

I don't think you add any water--- this is their best blend--I have had several of them in my collection including King George--- to add any water to any 40 percent-- blend or not is ridiculous

14th February 2014

Fantastic flavor enjoy it all the time

I never get tired of this one. Great scotch. Great price.

1st February 2014

nice

Smooth clean smoky flavor. Nice.

3rd January 2014

Gold is Wonderful

The amazing taste of HW Gold is so much smoother than anything I've ever tasted. I can't wait for another bottle. Cheers

13th November 2013

Very good blend

Similar in some ways to blue, definitely better than blue price wise and not far behind on quality.

31st October 2013

Top Notch Blend

So much nicer than Black Label and I agree there's no need really to spend £140 on Blue Label. This is extremely drinkable and very smooth. My new favourite.

16th October 2013

Fantastic blend

I prefer this over the blue even not considering the price. Many more distinguishable layers than the JW platinum I have, creamy body with smooth spice, honey and a faint nose of banana and smoke. Better than some of the more expensive blends I've had.

8th October 2013

Wonderful stuff

Much much better than Black Label and no need to spend £140 on a bottle of Blue Label. This is wonderful scotch - drink it with just an ever so tiny touch of water....beautiful.

5th October 2013

the old gold label was better

The old gold label was much better. This one called "reserve" is not the same thing. Price/performance is ok.

2nd October 2013

karl dunne..

Great flavour....good to freeze for an hour or so...will not dissapoint..very simular standard to Platinum...just platinum has a touch more smoke..

13th April 2013

Golden

I'm more of a single malt lover but this is some fiiiine whisky. Amazingly smooth and probably the best blended you can buy for a hundred dollars.

6th February 2013

Good stuff

This is what Blue Label should be, flavor-wise and price-wise.

29th November 2012

allan mahabir

Amazing blended whisky,exceptional taste. I have not tasted anything better. Thanks to to my sister, who give me the opportunity to experience this fine blend.

30th September 2012

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