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Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label

(70cl, 40%)

Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label

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Platinum Label Bottling Note

Johnnie Walker Platinum sits between gold and blue in Walker's extensive range of blends, carrying an impressive 18 year old age statement.

This has since been rebranded as Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Whisky.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label Reviews

To the bad shelf with you!

Nose: Menthol Toffee

Palate: Its thin. There is sour apple and not much else.

After: There's sweetness. It a messy phenolic toffee. Meh.

5th July 2020

One of a kine

The best they ever made

14th May 2020

An upgrade of Cardhu 12 yrs

Initially below the expectation. Let's see how it tastes after a month...
The bottle I've purchased in a reputable online store tastes largely as Cardhu 12 years.
Not exactly the same, as the peat is still in it + a few more subtle notes.
The nose has some ethanol in it.
The taste is ok. I paid 50 Euros (I'm in Holland), which I initially thought was a good deal, but I'm not so sure after opening the bottle.

My exemplar is definitely a decent Scotch, but nothing spectacular.
I've seen better whiskys for same or less money.

5th April 2020


One of the smoothest scratches I’ve ever drank! Before I knew it 3/4 of the bottle was gone! Very rich character

1st March 2020

An excellent blended

I like it very much. Sweet, little smokey and smooth but not weak. Well rounded decent whisky. Add few drops of water and wait few minutes before consume - Enjoy...

23rd October 2019

Very good blend for whisky

King of whiskey, best of best :)
good blend .

11th December 2018

Very merry Christmas

From Old school Blue ,,.. to gorgeous new school platinum !!!! Thanks for the ride Johnnie !

24th December 2017

Good blend

Excellent choice. Very well balanced. Smooth

18th November 2017

Not that great for the price and the reserve label.

This is supposed to be a very good blend. Maybe it's blended from too many sources. It's a bit bland and isn't that rich in finish.

26th October 2017

Top Rating! Highly recommend!

One of the best Bottles of Scotch I’ve brought home. I would describe as delicate with an aroma that made me want it. I got no burn, extremely smooth, somewhat sweet finish. Excellent. I’ll be sampling this vs JW Black for a better value comparison.

24th October 2017

Wooooow. Lovely

Wow. This is just fantastic. Bottle didn't last long at all. Now bought another bottle to keep for a while as it's being discontinued

2nd September 2017

The best

Amazing dram best of the best!

30th August 2017

Fantastic alternative to Blue

Perfect for those who prefer a bit less bite. This is nice alternative to Blue Label. A new favorite.

8th August 2017

Initially disappointing. Under review.

Four tasters, four burns. Top lip still burning two days later.
Will come at it from a different angle for the second tasting.

4th August 2017



31st July 2017

Five Star

Received a bottle as a gift and just finished it. Can't wait until get a refill

18th July 2017

It's going to be discontinued and replaced by the 18 years old label Johnnie walker.

24th June 2017

One of my favourite whiskey

Love it

10th June 2017

not special

It's not better than Gold label , It's rather blank and stronger taste

16th April 2017

Affordable quality

For around AUD80, I think this is a good value scotch. A hint of smoke, very smooth - I didn't get the hit of alcohol that some have complained about.

It's not exceptional, but you're not paying an exceptional price. A good addition to the collection.

26th January 2017

Dumbing down

Easy to drink...but watery!
A very shallow example of a fine pedigree. I would bet my bottom dollar that the original "Platinum blend " w
as no less than 75% proof (at the least)
Next thing you know ,this will end up as 35%Alc/Vol,

16th December 2016

Solid 18 YO Blend

This is an excellent, complex and refined Whisky at a good price. I prefer it to the Chivas Regal 18 YO, which is tasty as well but a bit bitter to my taste.

15th November 2016

For the price it's OK

This is not a bad scotch, sweet, fruity all that vanilla sorta business - but that's not the question. . The question is: Is it good? Well for the price ~$70 or less yes it's good. It does have a very harsh alcohol burn on the finish. I drank this side by side to the Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 and the difference was night & day. The Glenmorangie was silky smooth on the finish. Now, it does cost $30 or $40 more bucks so go figure.

15th September 2016

A good social dram

I was highly disappointed by the JW gold NAS, so i didn't expect much of this one. But i was wrong, and it is a sweet delicate dram with a little hint of spice (from Mortlach i guess). It is perfect for sharing it with the family or friends. So sad it is only 40% at 46% it would be a must have ! Every malt maniacs should give a try.

3rd July 2016

Refined & Social

This is one of my favorite stock choices when converting friends who prefer strongly single malts. Excellent blend with refined nose and palate. Longer finish would be nice. Platinum gives you a lot to talk about. A bit pricy but well worth it.

27th June 2016


Bought for fathers day absolutely amazing my father loved it!

20th June 2016


Very ok.

21st May 2016

Best Scotch I had

Silky smooth to drink, just glides down your throat, well done Johnnie .

2nd May 2016

Keith White

I bought a bottle for a friend for a special occasion and had the good luck of having a taste over ice. "Wow"
incredibly smooth and delicious. No harsh "high-octane" burn here. Give it a try, I think you will like it!

15th January 2016

Don't raise your nose to blends (single malts are blends as well)

Get over the false idea that "single malt" (which is almost always a blend as well) is superior to blended whisky and you will find that this is an incredible dram. I tend to be drawn to the intense Islay malts which this is not, but if your in the mood for something delicious, refined, and beautiful this will do. If you love whisky you deserve to try this if only once. Maybe you will love it maybe you will hate it (whisky is very subjective) but you deserve to try it and it deserves your effort.

21st December 2015


Very good, but you can get better Scotch for less money.
Cheers from Buenos Aires.

13th December 2015



7th December 2015

Great Whiskey

A little expensive, BUT IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT. Was gave to me as a gift, but it is amazing. Super sweet in a great way, and you can totally taste the Marashcino Cherries.
9/10 definitely

7th December 2015

Mr c Jenkins

It's better than blue label it's a whiskey to be savoured & enjoyed it's a beautiful flavours.
Mark it 10 out of 10

3rd December 2015

The best JW in the range

I've tried all the colours and this to me is the smoothest with the greatest complexity. It reminds me of the Green, which I love, but smoother. I did enjoy the blue, but didn't find it as smooth as the Platinum. The Gold Reserve was very underwhelming and even the Black has more flavour...but like all Whisky's it comes down to preference. If only it was a bit more affordable....

2nd October 2015

Surprisingly enjoyed this more than I expected

Enjoying the Johnnie taste profile these days. Haven't tried Gold Reserve yet, just Red,Black,Platinum and Blue and they do just get smoother and add a little character as they go up.

29th August 2015

Very Good

One of the better blends.

22nd August 2015


Simply incredible!

21st August 2015

Ian S

Nice blend but I paid £34.00 in Tesco clearance. Would not buy at full price

29th July 2015

Shifat Rashid

Loved it. Had 3 bottles.

22nd June 2015

Wasteful packaging

The whisky is quite good, though perhaps a touch too expensive (I paid £47 in a duty-free airport shop), but as others have noted, surely some of that goes to pay for the ridiculous box. It's too nice to just throw away, but wholly meaningless to keep. It's spectacularly wasteful, and as someone once told me, when a company has to put THAT much into the packaging, it makes you wonder what it is about the product that cannot stand on its own. The bottle JW Platinum comes in is beautiful and elegant, so for the life of me I cannot understand the robust box. I would implore JW to abandon it, shave a couple of pounds off the price, and help save the planet.

2nd June 2015

Nice, but over priced!

Wasn't very impressed at all when 1st opened. It was harsh & had a bitter alcohol after taste, but after a couple of days of being opened it mellowed out quite a bit. The harshness & after taste both gone & now had a little bit of smoke to it. Nice. All in all not a bad dram but way over priced at $150+ a bottle here. Half of that I think is for the packaging. But when compared side by side with the old 18 Gold it doesn't stand a chance! The 18 Gold was a far superior whisky by far. This would only be a match to the old Green Label.

5th April 2015

Chris jenkins

Rich creamy undertones a richer tasting drink I would put it along side the blue label as a very good companion

11th February 2015

andre du plooy

Bleddy brilliant

9th February 2015

Gold is still the standard

I've had them all and nothing compares to the Gold Reserve. Blue is great, as is Green. Both are better than Platinum, which tastes hotter than its 80 proof would lead you to believe. It's good Scotch, but I've yet to see JW top the Gold.

3rd January 2015

My new favourite Whisky

I've tried a few different single malts over the last couple of years.All have been priced around the $100 mark . The platinum is clearly my favourite. Smooth, a hint of smoky tones which suits my taste. This is a great drink to relax with at home after a long day.

30th December 2014


OK. Black Label far better value. Stick to the single malts- £40 Islay malt 100x better.

26th December 2014

Good stuff

Prefer it over the Gold and Double Black (which I find far too smokey). A good step up from Black to have on more important occasions (or among better company).

26th December 2014

Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label


25th December 2014

Very acceptable Walkers blend

No hints of cherries, chocolate, vanilla, toffee or any of the mentioned tastes as described on the nose or palate, however a delightful and enjoyable whiskey. Would Recommend

24th December 2014

Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label

very good.

13th December 2014

not bad

It's OK but dies not justify price. JW Black, Double Black or Blue is more worth it.

23rd October 2014

mehul paghdal


6th October 2014

Good Value for the Money

Costco sells it for around $85. So smooth! It's as good as Blue, or nearly as good. Platinum exceeds all of my expectations.

22nd September 2014

Disappointing-Not a replacement for the 18 Year Gold

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

10 out of 10

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

Solid stuff

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

on the fence

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

scotch man

with a cube or without it has a very nice mouth feel!!awesome buy

7th January 2014

for half the price of blue you cant go wrong

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

Man mohan singh

good drink. repeatable. patiala peg on the rocks is highly recommended

31st December 2013


best time I ever I had

27th December 2013

Absolutely lovely

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

Scotch Drinker

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

Very Good

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

I m fine now, after 5 min i ll add a reviw ... hope ... Tell my wife i m fine ...

16th October 2013

Worst scotch ever

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

Jason Debly

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

karl dunne

How does it compare to the Gold?...very simular...just that Smokey part which the Platinum has....but gold still smooth and good as platinum....would definatly buy for Axispaw..cheers,..

13th April 2013

Karl Dunne

Double black is not smoother,..but its lable doesnt taste ad good as the bottle of Green lable..but no more....10 bottles of Platinum,...I still like it...each to there own!!

7th April 2013

Scotch Connoisseur

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

Karl Dunne

Well,...about 10 bottles now,....still magic!!!

26th January 2013


very impressive

19th January 2013

Karl Dunne 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 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

Karl Dunne.

I havn't tried the gold..BUT...i'm not really wanting to..The 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..

20th September 2012


How does it compare to the gold?

19th September 2012

Mr..Karl Dunne

Finished the second bottle!!!....Its all good!!

19th August 2012

Karl Dunne

Impressed..with the smoothness and taste..Looking forward to an other bottle.

2nd August 2012

karl dunne

Quite impressed...very smooth..will look forward to next bottle

1st August 2012

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