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Johnnie Walker Blue Label

(70cl, 40%)

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Bottling Note

Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the rarest whisky from this world famous brand – only one in ten thousand casks makes the grade. Rich and slightly smoky, it's made up of some very old malt and grain Scotch whiskies.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Reviews

Cracking whiskey

Very much enjoying the Blue label. Lovely on the nose, yet not overwhelming. Very smooth on the palate, and the finish is subtle (especially the smoke), but very long.

20th November 2020

Good choice for me

I really enjoyed it. Bought a sample first not knowing hubby bought a full size bottle for my birthday!
Fresh smelling, gentle on the tongue and slips smoothly down.
Yes a considered purchase, but well worth it in my opinion.

3rd November 2020

Over-hyped and over-priced.

Being such a big fan of the Green Label I grabbed a bottle of Blue at duty free for a slight discount. As someone else said I can best describe it as underwhelming. I know it’s a blend but it seems to lack an identity. And given the premium price tag it should scream ‘JW Blue Label!’when you drink it. Instead it’s just Ho-hum bland. It now sits in my cabinet like some sort of trophy for guests to ogle over, meanwhile little do they know I’m embarrassed that I paid so much for it.

22nd September 2020

great whisky

great whisky

16th September 2020

An Underwhelming Dram At Far Too High a Price

Although this is the flagship label from JW I think it's pretty underwhelming and certainly so at the price point. It has flavour yes, but just not enough and not long lasting enough. The thin mouthfeel just adds to the overall underwhelm. When you think you could be into a Glenfarclas 25 or something equally rich and meaty for the same money, these well aged single malts simply bury this drink in a heartbeat. No point getting into a blended whisky bellyache because we all know blends can be awesome, unfortunately, just not this one.

I sometimes wonder whether JW simply exists as a generation by generation gateway whisky, a doorway to far deeper and more enjoyable flavour and overall whisky drinking experience. It's not terrible by any means, just not much to write home about.

30th June 2020

Decent, but Horribly Over-Priced

I bought one of those miniature airplane bottles for about 20 bucks. The scotch was decent, slight smoke, bit of vanilla, bit of sweet malt. I drank it neat. But lets face it, it is only a blend. If it were priced in the range of Chivas Regal or JW Black, it would be fine. But 180 dollars US for a full-sized bottle is nuts. For that price, you can get a 21-yr-old single malt. Try a small bottle, just for the experience, but don't waste your money on a big bottle.

30th April 2020

Decent Whiskey, worth 40% its price

It's a decent whiskey. But franky, it doesn't even compare well to JW Green or JW 18 years old, that cost less than 40% of JW Blue.
It has a great nose, but it doesn't have a distinct finish and it isn't smooth. As the regular premium whiskey at virtually every bar, it has a lot of room to improve in future batches.

24th April 2020

Overpriced and Underdelivers

I don't get it??

I was gifted this as the premium blended whisky from JW..and its just..OK.

The nose is fine and offers a lot of bold olfactory sensory such as woodiness, malt,
sugary praline. But the palate kind of evaporates with no lingering finish. With no complexity this is actually a casual quaffer than a special occasion dram. I actually think the JW Platinum should take the place of this. It is quite overpriced and fails to deliver what it promises..

17th April 2020

Thin and overpriced

It’s a good whisky! that price, I would go for a Highland Park 18, or something cask strenght. I just think it is to thin.

14th April 2020

JW Blue is a real blend

Ok here is the deal, JW Blue has a very unique flavour. I tasted it after drinking Label 5 and JW Black for a few years, wasn't into single malts there yet or experienced at all, but I've been climbing a few steps since.

I was very impressed, just by drinking double from the bar. I didn't want to try anything else at that moment. The taste is very unique, it's very smooth, it's a bit spicy, floral is an ok way to describe it but as I said, the flavour profile is hard to describe.

So if your bottle isn't flawed in any way, badly storaged or something like that it has to be one of the best whiskies out there, though some say that it isn't their 'cup' of tea. I get that, but you have to see for yourself. For me it's a 4.5 - 5 stars. No doubt.

29th March 2020

A clever, solid whisky at an unreasonable price

Like most people, I first heard of "the legendary" Blue Label a long time ago but did not think of buying it as, well...there are so many amazing drams to choose from. And quite frankly I did not want to get ripped-off. The price of the Blue is that of many serious whiskies. I bought a bottle today to celebrate a small personal achievement. Just "because".
It's...nice. Has a lovely mouthfeel (its chief asset) and it does have its own character. I particularly like the hint of peat on the aftertaste. I keep chewing my mouth after sipping this. It doesn't blow you away or transport you to new heights of philosophical bliss or reset your ideas of what whisky can be. But it is genuinely nice. to put it?...attempt to be all things to all men, its refusal to be on the peat/sherry/sweet/bitter/oily spectrum, its..."summation of all things whisky" is probably what many people dislike about it, but I quite like that because it is very difficult and it is very unusual. It gives you a kind of "averaged-out" experienced which is deliberate. But not bland. There really is only one thing wrong with this whisky: the price. This drinks like it should be twice the price of Black Label. Sadly, it is much more. And given the crimes against whisky of recent years, it is not nearly as overpriced as it used to be.
Would I buy again? Maybe. I'd also be happy to give this to a friend, even a whisky drinker. I wouldn't feel embarrassed or feel I was conning them.

5th December 2019


I’ve always been a QUALITY snob, whether it be automobiles, clothes, firearms.....and for today’s discussion, whiskey. I’ve never been inclined toward the “it” thing. Any of the fad-driven, trendy, “entertainer” (not) promoted flavors of the day. I reject and avoid such always. QUALITY speaks for itself and it’s a universal language. Yes, JW blue is expensive. This doesn’t always lead to quality, but most of the better things in life tend to cost more. Just the way it is. This scotch is one of those things - a quality classic. Life lesson complete.

10th November 2019

Hey Blue, this rendition is great.

An amazing drink made by those who know. Many great blends out there but this one is clearly one of the best and always enjoyable. Its not something you have to think too much about, you just know its good and you're enjoying it

9th August 2019

Simply Amazing!

Amazing blend! Well done.

6th July 2019

Why buy a blend at ridiculous price, with so many good singles

Not even close to worth the price.

12th May 2019


Thin, lacking substance, the whisky for non whisky drinking price snobs.
I got bought a bottle a few years ago and never drink it because it was so underwhelming. There are £20 bottles with more depth and complexity

11th May 2019

Sublime nose! Tasty vanilla, spice, smoke, tangerine and white pepper on long finish with final hint of oloroso sherry.

I really enjoy this whisky with friends - it makes the occasion not just a statement. Value with always be subjective but when I can afford it I buy this rather than equivalent malt most of the time.

16th February 2019

Smooth and unremarkable

My son recently gifted me a bottle. As smooth a Scotch as you could want and otherwise unremarkable. It got to where I let my wife use it for her whiskey sours. Very disappointed, especially for the price in government-owned, full-price liquor store country. -1 Star given the price, even if you can buy it discounted.

5th February 2019

A totally satisfying experience.

Delivers the desired traditional complexity of flavors but then takes you beyond and into its own distinctive realm that may take you a while to fully appreciate. Try opening it up a bit with a few drops of water, but stay with this one - it's a JW classic.

25th January 2019

Everything's changed.

Buy older batches

10th January 2019

Latest batches now cheap, tasteless and hugely overpriced.

A shocking betrayal of what used to be great whisky. They used to knock Blue Label because they hadn't tried it. Now they can knock it because they have. It has changed beyond all recognition and is now tasteless and grain heavy. The grain is old because it is smooth and gives that mouth filling texture but it has no taste. I see this as a sad decline in the once fine Johnnie Walker brand.

6th January 2019

A good whisky, but falls short.

Recently had a 50ml bottle given to me as a gift, and while it wasn't undrinkable, it didn't live up to the hype of being one of the best scotch whiskies available. Putting this against JW Gold or their Ultimate 18 I find that both are much more complex, have a better mouth feel, and have a richer taste than the fabled Blue Label. For the $200+ retail (in my area) for a 750ml bottle this just doesn't justify the price for what you get. I'd recommend the Green, Gold, or Ultimate 18 (the newest gold box version) if you want a complex and full bodied blend from Johnnie Walker - the Blue is only if you want to throw away more money than you should.

5th January 2019


The whiskey itself is extremely pleasant. It's not trying to blow your face off with a ton of a particular flavor. It's just trying to be nice. And it does that quite well. It's... reminded me of like a smoked cider, if that makes any sense. It's definitely a good experience, and I'd love to sip on it over the course of a day. It's like... It's like coming home to a familiar leather chair in front of a lit fireplace, settling in, and relaxing for a while. It's friendly, oddly familiar, and welcoming.

But then comes the price... It's hard to justify the expenditure. I mean, it's smoother than hakushu 18, and I think it's a bit friendlier... But like the hakushu 18, I don't entirely think that it's worth the cost. It's good! But... that good? If I caught it on sale, I'd consider buying a bottle. Beyond that it's a tough sell to me.

21st December 2018

Well worth every penny

With out a doubt the best blended whisky. Top gear, very enjoyable experience

12th November 2018

Nostalgic, legendary blend.

Only a snob would leave this whiskey a bad rating. Can you get more bang for your buck elsewhere? Absolutely. Can usually get 1.5 - 2 bottles of equally great tasting whiskey for the same price. If you are a Johnny Walker fan, there is no going back to the lower shelf varieties. Do yourself a favor and buy a bottle. Most bars (in major cities) charge $35 - 50 a glass, might as well buy the bottle. The experience of opening a bottle of blue adds nostalgic value that you just can't find with other bottles.

11th October 2018

Very good whisky

Normally I’m a single malt drinker. Got bottle of JW Blue as a present (a good present) I must say,this is a very good whisky. Well balanced, crispy, slightly smoky. But over priced. I mean you can buy two bottles of decent single malts instead of one blue. Probably the best blended.

7th September 2018

It's very good sipper

A fine sip.
Price a side it's very good,
Price inside the bottle stay outside!
Shame it's not 43%

16th August 2018

A joy to enjoy.

Very rich and flavorful, even over ice.

11th June 2018


I normally can’t afford it which made it all the more special when I bought it. One to be savoured

7th May 2018


Blue is expensive but God! This is by far my favorite bottle of all time. Over the years I have drank quite a few of these, mainly sharing with people that enjoy an experience in flavor profiles. Some day I will find extra coin to relive the feeling again.

4th April 2018

Expensive , good

Very expensive , otherwise good.

8th March 2018

Best blend ever!

My best friend has just passed away. I shared a blue label with him to say goodbye. We always agreed that as time-served whisky drinkers, this is the best whisky we have tasted!

17th January 2018

Good but you can do better

Enjoyable but like others have said for the price around 150$ you can do better. A nice gift for someone who knows very little about scotch. A poor gift for someone who appreciates it.

9th January 2018

Over priced, disappointing, all hype and no delivery

Not the worst, but it is exceptionally bland and overhyped. It's a shame that so many recognize this whiskey as "precious and rare" when there are dozens and dozens of better drams out there.

If you've never tried Blue Label before, do yourself a favor: order a glass at a bar, drink it, get the "mystery" of it out of your system and move on to the good stuff.

2nd January 2018

Super over priced!!!

Extremely disappointed. This is by far the worst bottle I ever purchased, value for money wise. This so call "legendary" whisky is way way way over priced for what it is. The money you paid is just for the brand nothing else. I could get a better whisky with a lot less money, may be even half the money. It's not a bad whisky, especially after giving it a bit of time and a few sip but not for its price. It's very uninspiring, very thin, lacks complexity. Will never buy another bottle.

8th December 2017

Not impressed

I opened a bottle of JWBL this evening with much anticipation. After years of hearing the praise heaped upon this blended whisky I finally succumbed to the hype. My first tasting was straight up. My initial impression was medicinal with a bit of a burn and no significant character. I added a couple of ice cubes to my second glass. That helped with the medicinal taste and the burn but still not getting much character. I was expecting more. I usually drink highland single malts aged 12 years and splurge occasionally on an 18 year old or 21 year old. The 21 year olds that I sometimes buy are much more affordable than JWBL and are smoother and have more complexity. The next time I have couple hundred dollars to spend on scotch, I'll buy 2 or 3 bottles of highland single malts. The rest of this bottle will now be shared with friends. Maybe one of them will have a higher opinion.

7th December 2017

От тук ли се започна...

...без обявени години, бъчви, лимитирани серии и колко още...
Без подписа на Мастер блендера!?
Надува ли се уиски балон , 🎈!?

8th October 2017

Just OK

Paid $120 at a duty free shop in Budpest's airport while the dollar was strong. At first it's great stuff, but when compared side by side with some much cheaper single malts including NAS offerings, it just doesn't hold up. On it's own, it's probably worth $100, but highly overpriced as it is.

27th September 2017

Cheaper and better out there.

Bought a 200 as too stingy to get a big bottle, pleased I did, what is the fuss about I find it a bit insipid. Prefer the JW Black, half the price, twice the dram.

18th September 2017

As far as blended scotch goes pretty decent but to high of a price

To the one who wrote dip spit, you are a idiot. You admit you don't drink scotch so then you don't know how to compare scotches. You drink crown reserve and that is a child's drink so STHU. Now my taste in scotchs is single malt, I enjoy them a lot more than blended scotch. But for a blended scotch it is pretty decent, but yes it is over priced for what it is. In the states a bottle will run you between $200 - about $ 375 depending what state so yes it is over priced but as I said for a blended it's pretty decent. In the JW's it is the best or number 2, if you want cheaper don't go below black label because you won't drink it. Unfortanly in JW's to get a decent blended scotch you will pay more. I do believe that you should keep a bottle in your cabinet just to have once in a while or for your buddy's who do like a blended scotch.

17th September 2017

Overprices for sure!

Pick up a bottle today as a present to myself. Been experimenting with some top shelf whiskies and all I can say is spending more is not always better. I have been looking for something smooth to sip on and this isn't bad on being smooth, a little sharp and bitter. The aftertaste really leaves something to be desired as all I get is a charred/burnt wood taste and not much else. I was hesitant on buying and should have stopped when that thought of the high price went through my head.

30th August 2017

Johnny walker blue label!!!!

Smoooth as silk!!!!

15th August 2017

I've been had!

Big dissappointment! Blandest whisky I've ever nosed or tasted. No aftertaste whatsoever. Composite cork?? This spells CHEAP!

10th August 2017

Very nice liquor

It's one of the best in the world.

10th July 2017


Terrible . . . A nose that is confused . . . A taste that is not much better; peat and an afterburn like a modern jet fighter . . . Try any of the The Glenlivet single malts and you will never come back to this rubbish

25th May 2017


After reading so many glowing reviews about the this whiskey I made the mistake of buying one from duty free on my way back home from Thailand to say that I was somewhat disappointed would be a huge understatement. The nose was reminiscent of any other € 8 bottle of blended cheap generic whisky with my excitement and anticipation beginning to lessen it was all down to the taste now but no my sense of smell had not let me down it tasted like is supermarket own label my money would have been they have been better spent on 3 £ 30 hookers and the taxi fare to the clap clinic

23rd May 2017


It's ok , better than Black and Gold but maybe some way to justify the price

16th April 2017

Exactly what I expected

As a single-malt snob, I tried this recently and (1) it was exactly what I expected but oddly (2) I liked that way more than I thought I would. JW Black is fine, blasé but whatever. Blue is that refined to a science. You never want to admit it, but sometimes that's exactly what you want. Now, price-wise, here in Michigan, it's the same as a Yamazaki 18. I can't laugh enough about how stupid that is. I'll probably rarely-to-never buy a bottle just out of principle due to the Yamazaki comparison, but really it's a shame, because this is a very enjoyable drink. Just in a different way.

14th March 2017

Overpriced style over substance

You pay for the label. It's not a bad drop in itself, but it's just rather dull! The flavour hardly develops. I was expecting a lot more.

13th March 2017

Nectar of the Gods

A delicious infusion of aged whiskies, some that no longer exist and who's legacy will remain in this bottle. Fresh fruity notes with a smokey tinge highlighted by a peppery splash of honey and muscatel. Definitely a classic to the most discerning scotch drinker. Nectar of the Gods.

2nd March 2017

Smooth, soft and... Boring

For a whisky of this price I expected more depth and breadth in flavor. In itself it is a nice gentle whisky with soft notes of dried fruits, oak and spices. But it lacks a layering, a story in its flavor.

Got lucky at the bar of my hotel, they charge the same for any whisky, but I will not buy it again.

15th February 2017


18 years better than this and half the price or less.

15th January 2017

First time I drink

Very good taste ..

5th January 2017



26th December 2016

Merry Christmas


25th December 2016


Maybe the chaps of previous generations had a taste for peat (might not have had any choice?)
To-day, we want breadth and depth, and malt drying can take on many different forms.
The Black Label 43% is the BEST

16th December 2016

Blends in

Added a dram of Blue Label to my order to bring it up to free postage (any excuse, eh?). I found it smooth and sweet, but with little character for the price. I suppose that's why I'm generally a malt drinker.

Glad MoM gave me the opportunity to try this renowned whisky at a reasonable price, but glad I didn't buy a whole bottle. Certainly nice enough, but not for three figures.

9th December 2016

Simply the best

I figured that there are two types of whisky lovers out there, those who love jw blue and those who hate it. Count me among those happy enough to appreciate this incredibly exquisite blend.

26th November 2016

I will taste blue lable first time in my home normally in parties I found the best I have taken ever but I also like double black

I will taste blue lable first time in my home normally in parties I found the best I have taken ever but I also like double black

27th July 2016


It has taken me a couple of sitting to fully appreciate Blue label. Originally I found it very sweet as I enjoy the smokey peatiness of JWs. Blue is subtle and smooth. Like a caramel that has been taken just far enough so it stops being over bearing but isn't burnt. However I do prefer Green to Blue unlucky that they stopped making Green.

1st June 2016

very good

for a blended its really good no like the black which is not good. Smoke could be overbearing for some. I liked it. nice for the price.

12th May 2016

My favorite blend

My go to whenever a celebration is warranted

12th April 2016

chewing tobacco after taste

I must confess.... I am a single malt guy. (Macallan 18, Balvenie 17). I wanted to try JW. I purchased a bottle of each. Black, rare, platinum, and blue. Started with the black. Was straight bad. To the nose it was ok... on the palate .. not pleasant. That was the same for rare and platinum. The blue does have a smoother taste and I could see it being a good blend if it didn't have that super strong tobacco after taste. After reading reviews I could see why smoking cigars with this would make both products pop but for me the drink should be wonderful on its on two feet. Those 4 bottle will be shared with my friends. Cheers

15th March 2016

Well Worth the Price for Taste...

I have tasted many blended scotches and most are better than most single malt scotches. JW Blue takes it a step beyond and has a great selection in their blend. Smooth and easy on the palate with great flavors and never a harsh finish. Should be around $170-190 but retail is usually $200+. This site selling at this price makes it an awesome buy!

10th March 2016

Still Best Buy in Blended Whiskeys!!!

Smooth with flavors of oak and smokiness and hints of sweetness in the background. It has a smooth medium finish with an interior warming feeling. The taste is superb and easily superior to other blended and many other single malt scotch (depending on your taste). Just an excellent taste and should be savored by any scotch aficionado. Should be in every scotch enthusiast's bar. Cheers!

10th March 2016


One of my favorites. "Single malts" are overrated, as is age as a Scotch whisky criterion. Most are abrasive to the palate (not pallet) and way over peaty or smokey flavored. My brother has a third hand bottle of a single malt. The first two owners gave it away and, after one taste, I can see why. It was like taking a handful of campfire ashes and shoving it in your mouth. Nasty!

What kind of person calls someone a "douche"?

10th March 2016

I thinks it's a great blend.

Smooth and is one of my top ten.

5th March 2016

Azores Canary

For me, Blue is simply exquisite. I always taste it with a splash of pure spring water. Just because it's a blend, it doesn't make it inferior. Certainly beats the hell out of most of the so-called connoiseurs single malts I've sampled, which are very mood dependant. For those reviewers who say it's overpriced, I would say it's a free market economy - it's priced to sell! And to my palate, it's as exciting as some whiskies at many times the price.

The beauty of the Johnnie Walker stable is that there's a blend (and price) for every occasion. The mates round for football get Red; everyday social do's get Black / Double Black; Blue is for very special occasions and locked securely away on football days!

29th February 2016

This is my favorite drink

This soft drink

19th February 2016

Nice with cola

Because I paid a fortune for it, I firstly pretended it was superb. Then I had a reality check, mixed it with unbranded cola and began to enjoy it. Woke up on the sofa in the morning with the empty bottle on the floor.

11th February 2016


Excellent. But all about the hype. Smokey and a nice scotch.

5th February 2016

Not wortheted

Too much money for a blended whiskey. It should be under $100.00

24th January 2016


It's smooth and is exceptional with good cigars. It will bring out the tastes in tobaccos like a wine does! Worth the money just don't drink it after a long night, needs to be the first drink of the night!!'

10th January 2016

Good..but not Great

A pretty damn good blend, but the flavor can't should the +200 USD price tag. I enjoyed a gift bottle with the family during the annual Christmas poker game, and it was good...but not great. Smooth, yes, but nothing that made it stand out from the rest of the JW family outside family in terms of taste...pralines and cream at the start and a sweet iced tea finish.
I will admit I prefer a bit more of a bite in my scotch, even if I am drinking a blend, so I probably wouldn't reach for this even if it were in my price range.

10th January 2016

Wonderful scotch!

This Scotch is perfect for any occasion, while some people prefer the double black label, personally I think this blend is far more versatile. Think it's to strong, add a drop of water in the shot. if not try straight up or with some ground pepper. Just make sure to let it last.

27th December 2015

Johnnie walker blue

I think I like the double black better. Not sure yet.

20th December 2015

Very Average

There is nothing unpleasant about this whisky but it's average at best and way over priced. I have easily tasted 100 whiskies all priced under £100 that are way better

20th December 2015



16th December 2015


Over the past 10 years I have been exploring whiskies, and what it came down to was the ability to explore and surprise. For myself, I am a great fan of Scotch. Be it isles, high, low, I find that 95 percent of the time you can always find something that you can love that would keep you coming back for more.

Tonight I have had my third attempt at tasting the JW Blue Label. Nose is nice and leathery, pinch of smoke, and after some time, a sweetness that that makes me say honey-maple (most likely vanilla though). The pallet on the other hand reminds me of a Glenlivet 12, a one trick pony. Nothing really to explore, even with time and 2 drops of water, nothing. I am sad to say that if I am ever offered Blue again, I will refuse and enjoy something more adventurous.

Oh, and for those you write that people rate it bad because of the price, you stating this isn't review. Instead offer your opinion or view so we could understand why you think it's good.

15th December 2015

Over-hyped, underwhelming.

I've had this several times, and to say that folks are rating it poorly because they can't afford it is insulting. It's just not that great. For the price you pay for it's brand, you'd get a much more flavourful and interesting whisky buying a single malt.

I will admit, it's smooth, and consistent, but it just doesn't have any complexity to it. It's got very little character, and I just don't care for it, regardless of price.

14th December 2015


People who claim they don't like it, can't afford it...

11th December 2015


Anyone that gives this less than 5 stars, probably best you stick with Budweiser and Jack Daniels.

9th December 2015

Stick to the Black

The Black is better and a fraction of the price. The Islays and Talisker better and less expensive so are the higher Irish/ Redbreast and Jameson 12.

If you want to spend north of $200.00, buy Mac Allan 18. It may not be "Scotch" but it's made there and beats the hell out of Courvoisier!

16th November 2015

Fantastic despite what all these morons here say.

One of the best blends you could ever get your hands on, and no you are not just paying for the fancy packaging the whisky itself is luxurious smooth, full of rich, complex flavours and pairs beautifully with cigars. The only reason Johnnie Blue cops so much hate is because most people can't afford it so they automatically assume that it's overpriced and overrated.

27th October 2015


Some whiskies tend to improve and reveal more tastes once some air is in the bottle.... I'm about a quarter way through a litre bottle and it already tastes different then when first opened. First few sips weren't amazing - very nice but not too complex, but now the whisky has really opened up revealing peach, subtle smoke, sweet stewed fruits, and a spicy floral quality. Works well with a touch of water. Yes, it's probably over-priced but it give it some time and a little breathing space and you'll find a blended whisky of supreme quality. Rather classy.

24th August 2015

Good, but

Its good, not fantastic, overpriced and overrated to say the least.

8th August 2015

Not what I was hoping for

Was really looking forward to trying this as the distillery says it features some of the oldest whiskies within their stocks. The nose was promising, there is definitely some age in there. But the palate was not what I was expecting, it was not particularly complex and something a bit off about the the finish. It might go well with for Ray Donovan and Vince Vaughn on True Detective but we had a bottle of Glenfiddich 18 that was far superior in many aspects to the JW Blue Label. Perhaps this might taste better with a cigar. I've tried a number of different whiskies from Whyte and MacKay Special to 40 year old malts. I'd recommend Nikka from the Barrel for a more satisfying dram ahead of spending the better part of double on this bottle. Carpe Diem!

28th July 2015

Smooth drink

like everything in life what someone loves another person hates . it's down to personal taste. As for me I love this whiskey. it is easy to drink , very smooth, and has a lovely finish. Treat your self

14th July 2015

Good, But Overpriced....

Highland Park 12 has much more character.....JMO

9th July 2015

i cant insult blue label but...

The japanese HIBIKI 17yr ($55) has more character.

3rd July 2015

I drink Blue like water

I love it

27th June 2015

Overpriced & underimpressive

Got a bottle of this to finish my JW Collection. But what can I say? It's not good, It's not bad, it's easy to drink but pretty bland. My mates & I tried it along side the old 18 gold & 18 platinum which are both half the price & both beat it hands down. We all agreed it was similar to the 18 gold but the gold was sweeter & fruitier which made it more interesting. It might be better than black (not to sure on that) but we where more impressed by the black when we first moved up to that, from JB & JD. I think the best part of it is, the blue bottle, & that I could save that much money & do something that stupid with it for the first time in my life. Never again though. On taste alone, I might rate it 3 - 3.5 stars, but due to price vs quality I think 2 is more than fair. Good on JW for being able to sell something for 3x more than it should be though.

17th June 2015

Overpriced. A good whisky, but not relative to price

I do understand that an age statement can limit blenders, and that age doesn't always equate to quality. But for a premium product -- the most esteemed whisky in the JW pantheon -- to not have an age statement? That's just baffling. I like this whisky just fine; I have a bottle at home, but seldom drink it. Not because it's expensive (and JW Blue isn't remotely rare -- it's stupendously common, in fact); I have nearly 40 bottles of whisky and plenty of them are pricey. It's just not THAT great, especially for the price. If scoring whiskies strictly on a price-quality ratio curve, this one might just be at the bottom of the heap. It's six times more (roughly) than a bottle of JW Black, which actually carries an age statement and is a terrific blended whisky. Is Blue six times better? Is it even twice as good? Not to me. So I find it a good whisky but nowhere near good enough to be commanding these exorbitant prices. As for the experience, I don't pick up the smoke that the MOM tasting notes mention, but otherwise, I agree with them. Hints of spice and smooth fruitiness, with a decent finish, though you'd expect more from a blended whisky that urban legends say is a minimum of 25 years old.

2nd June 2015

An expensive habit!

A friend of mine and I have went through 3 bottles of this in the past 4 weeks! The very first time I drank it, it did not immediately impress me, but then again I was 22 at the time. Now I have come to enjoy it a bit more, but as others have noted, it is pricey.

But it is good :)


17th May 2015

Big price doesn't mean great drink. Just means overpriced.

Tried this recently. Is it good? Yes. Is it smooth? Yes. Is it worth the cost? HELL NO! You can tick all 3 boxes on their old 18yr Gold which is just as good in every way, except half the price. (If your lucky enough to still find a bottle) When it comes down to it, I may buy a bottle one day for my collection but I'd never spend that sort of money on a drink (that bad for the price) to actually drink. It's simply not that good.

30th April 2015

strange aftertaste

received a bottle for my birthday nice and smooth but a funny aftertaste almost like the smell of creosote oil,anyone else taste the same

1st April 2015

The world's most overpriced whisky?

A non-age statement blend with a flavour that falls to pieces on contact with water, is readily available everywhere and priced at £129.73? I think this is a serious competitor for the world's most overpriced whisky. If you want something that's very easy on the palate you can do much better for a much lower price.

1st March 2015

Believe the hype, Buy the Single Malts...

I was lucky enough to have a few samples of JWBL earlier. It is extremely much so that I found myself searching for the whisky. At this price point you really have to make a strong argument for JWBL because one could buy Ardbeg 10, Lagavulin 16 and a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask if one is an Islayphile and be much, much more satisfied. As far as Blue goes though it is excellent and no you are not paying "just for the label". The 7 rating would be an 8.5 however this whiskey's price point puts it in direct competition with some seriously big name single malts.

13th February 2015

What This Whisky Means To You

To the person below. Reviews are subjective but if no one offered an opinion how would we ever know if anything was any good. Negative reviews are there for a reason to provide an opinion.

So here's my honest review.Blue Label is an excellent dram. But it is not the ultimate. There are many many good whiskys that often get overlooked because of better marketing by their competitors. This is a perfect example of that.
But you gotta hand it to Johnnie Walker some of the most well known Whisky aficionados give this a good review every time. And yes when I've tasted it year on year it is consistently good. Its pricey yes but the quality is always good. Not brilliant not amazing just good. If you want all the fanciness and a good dram buy this its a good whisky. If not look elsewhere. But if you've never tried blue label. Look for a smaller bottle buy it and Sláinte. Its a wonderful experience.

12th February 2015

and Dumber

I don't know why but I always read reviews. it's not like I need them for the most part. most of the time I've made my mind up. if I like something like a scotch and I want it then I buy it. it's funny to read all these idiot comments. people are either broke and can't afford this scotch or they tried it and they didn't like it. if you're someone that tried it and didn't like it then that's too bad. does that mean everyone that tries it won't like it? nope. does that mean people shouldn't drink it? nope. it's like people think their reviews actually mean something. they don't. just like what I'm writing right now doesn't. regardless of who you are and what you bring in each year if you've had this scotch and liked it then buy it. if you're soneone on the fence thinking about buying it then go ahead. if you are doing research on a liquor then hopefully you're smart enough and have the money to afford it and make your own decisions. I love this scotch. I also like many others scotches. never will I ever go to a website and post negative comments about a whisky that I purchased and didn't like. that's just dumb. I will however spend 10 minutes writing a review about the idiots that feel the need to give a whisky a bad review on a website. either you like it or you don't. if you don't then keep it to yourself because no one is listening. we're all different people and like different things so don't be ignorant enough to think this scotch was made for every scotch drinker out there. I guess people have an opinion because of the price. surely you tried it before buying a bottle. if you didn't then that's just dumb. with love Johnny Talker.

7th February 2015

Out Of The Blue

I dipped my $30 Arturo Anejo Reserva Viejo No.77 Cigar in this wonderful blend and simply enjoyed this great blend for New Year''s Eve. This bottle began my journey into the wonderful world of Whisky and cannot thank it enough for turning me to a world of sheer class.

6th February 2015


I don't know why but I always read reviews. it's not like I need them for the most part. most of the time I've made my mind up. if I like something like a scotch and I want it then I buy it. it's funny to read all these idiot comments. people are either broke and can't afford this scotch or they tried it and they didn't like it. if you're someone that tried it and didn't like it then that's too bad. does that mean everyone that tries it won't like it? nope. does that mean people shouldn't drink it? nope. it's like people think their reviews actually mean something. they don't. just like what I'm writing right now doesn't. regardless of who you are and what you bring in each year if you've had this scotch and liked it then buy it. if you're soneone on the fence thinking about buying it then go ahead. if you are doing research on a liquor then hopefully you're smart enough and have the money to afford it and make your own decisions. I love this scotch. I also like many others scotches. never will I ever go to a website and post negative comments about a whisky that I purchased and didn't like. that's just dumb. I will however spend 10 minutes writing a review about the idiots that feel the need to give a whisky a bad review on a website. either you like it or you don't. if you don't then keep it to yourself because no one is listening. we're all different people and like different things so don't be ignorant enough to think this scotch was made for every scotch drinker out there. I guess people have an opinion because of the price. surely you tried it before buying a bottle. if you didn't then that's just dumb. with love Johnny Talker.

6th February 2015

Greatest ever if you're a douche...

This blend is mediocre at best. No arguing that it is very smooth, but totally lacking in complexity and flavour. If you were to sell this at $40 no one would get too excited but stick a hefty price on it and all of a sudden all the douches are praising it's glory, saying look at me, I'm drinking JWB! Having tried well over a hundred different whiskeys over the years and not being prejudiced by price I can definitely say there are a many better scotches, Irish whiskeys, Canadian ryes and Bourbons than this out there! Keep trying and try not to be fooled into thinking a high price always means great stuff!

11th January 2015

JW Blue

Teally thought I was buying something spevial and have never been SO DISAPPOINTED in my life!! Don't know if I got a bad batch but it tastes and smells like rubber!! What a crock!! Do not buy!!

4th January 2015

Very good but MASSIVELY overpriced

It's great for a blend but that's it. Very smooth but ultimately boring. No burn, which some people will like but, for me, it's pretty insipid stuff. Classic Diageo mass-consumable dross.

4th January 2015


Ridiculous how smooth this is. You'll drink more than you think you will! Have with alittle water... its pricey... but its brilliant.

2nd January 2015

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Extraordinay blend!
t Flavor, body and taste.
J.Rodriguez REM,CEA

1st January 2015


For the price, pretty poor. Macleods, Lagavulin or any of the other good speyside or islay malts are preferable.

22nd December 2014

I love it

JWB is utterly delicious. Whether it's worth the price is completely subjective. However, those that drink only single malts are mistaken in thinking they are superior to this exquisite blend. This whiskey, paired with a fine cuban cigar, will encourage any man to reflect upon life, and his good fortune.

13th December 2014

Great Purchase

This is no doubt one of the best whiskeys around , i work in a casino and we have loads of whiskeys but this is one of the most luxurious ones and very popular though ofcourse more pricey. The bottle and box seem very large! It looks special. This price is one of the cheapest for Blue Label i have seen going and my boyfriend will be very happy with this present!

8th December 2014

Great for people who hate scotch

A lot of folks don't like scotch because of the burn and the harshness of the cheaper younger drams. This is a great way to show new folks how smooth a scotch can be to drink. The unfortunate part is that it's just not very interesting in terms of flavor profile.

24th November 2014

i love this whiskey

Tried blue label at a young age and searched the ends of the earth to find that nectar of the gods. Recently i was tasting various whiskeys with my friend and immediately remembered that flavour. This is the only drink i need.

30th October 2014


MOM review is bang on! I don't understand the negative reviews. If you have a palate and an understanding for good whisky then you will "get" this.

26th October 2014

Diageo's brands...

Diageo's brands include Smirnoff (the world's best-selling vodka), Johnnie Walker (the world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky), Baileys (the world's best-selling liqueur), and Guinness (the world's best-selling stout). It also owns 34% of Moët Hennessy, which owns brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy. When it comes to name, nothing makes a statement like a BL, the flagship of this company.

18th September 2014

Good dram for no patience

Blue Label is in my opinion, designed for the person who does not regularly drink whisky (but is somewhat familiar with it) and wants that taste immediately without having to search for it. In a good 12-15 year old whisky, you need to give it time and have patience. BL gives you a diluted drop of that flavor the moment it hits your palette and then goes away. If you have the patience for it, you can find i decent 12-15 yr. for $42-85 and get the same if not better experience for far less money.

17th August 2014

A fine blend with a hint of envy

I love this whisky, I make no secret of that fact, I love the nose, the flavour and the fact that there is no over-powering pure alcohol sensation to it.

I like the way it is marketed, and yes I like the fact that it is a premium product.

I genuinely think that a lot of the bad press this whisky gets is due to envy, basically "cant afford it, so criticise it"

Its the same with watches. Cant afford a Rolex "they are overrated" is the response.

A great drink worth every penny.

24th July 2014

A fraud on the scotch drinkers

If there ever was a fraud in scotch, this has got to be it. I've had several bottles of this, and while it tastes decent, it is def not worth the price. Get some McCallan Cask strength, at less than half the price,if you want to taste excellent scotch. This is a marketing gyp

6th July 2014


I have made some poor decisions in my day but never blown $300 on a bottle of whisky that was this poor. Maybe a finger above my glenfiddich 12 yo. Save your money for another brand, this is junk.

1st July 2014

best of the best

nathing in this world as a jw blue

3rd June 2014

Personal Taste & Preference

The ultimate in smooth and the lack of complexity compared to single malts is why I believe JW Blue is "only" overrated or overpriced based on the alternatives available at the moment of purchase. It is my opinion the taste of Blue is undeniably deserving of praise and can only be negatively criticized by comparison to what is available at the JW Blue price (here's where personal preferences take place). Otherwise, I get the sense the negative reviews I'm reading here are similar to the Kentucky snobbery I live through daily when the topic of Bourbon and Whiskey arises. Snobbery….here in Kentucky....really?

25th May 2014


Everyone has their own taste I guess, but I could not help but raise a smile when one of the reviewers tried to suggest that this superior blend was "a dram of piss!" I laughed out loud when another said that "Green is just as good!" I lost control totally when someone else remarked that "Bells was better!"

25th May 2014

Green is just as good

I have a bottle of JW green and a bottle of blue. The green is a bit pricey for Johnnie Walker but kinda worth it, the blue is not. Stick it all over a formula one car and it will sell.

14th May 2014

Over rated and over priced.

If you need a convertible and expensive suits to get laid, this is for you.

14th May 2014

Expensive. Too much So

£161!!!! Wow.

3rd May 2014

Over Rated

I love enjoy a god whiskey and have a decent collection of some fine single malts and blends. I find Blue label to be a bit over rated and have come to the conclusion that more people order this for the "status" as opposed to enjoying the Whiskey. Personally I think single malts offer a lot more smoothness and a more enjoyable experience then the JW collection. In saying that I am a big fan of the double black and black label. All in All a quality whiskey, but not for me, especially at that price

15th April 2014

Signet vs Blue

The Glenmorangie Signet is at the same price point as the JW Blue Label. Not to judge them by being a single and a blend, just by their taste alone, which one will you choose?

14th April 2014

Placebo effect

I love the JW rainbow, I've had them all! But the Blue is great. What people fail to realize is that FMRI studies have repeatedly shown the area of your brain that experiences pleasure lights up like a Xmas tree when you believe you are experiencing something rare and expensive.. Even the most sophisticated somaliers can be fooled when you take a $20 wine and put it into a $500 bottle. The point? Your brain TRULY experiences pleasure regardless of the taste when you expect the reward of such a premium experience. Go buy some now!

11th April 2014


Vat 69 tastes better

4th April 2014

The smells are fantastic

Smells amazing. Tastes good too, best JW, and I've had Black, Double Black, Green and Gold.

3rd April 2014

Worth it if you can afford it...

... It's a rich and luxuriant upper-class dram done the only way Johnnie Walker can do it (this isn't fanboy-ism, I'm talking about an appreciation for the unique flavour profiles found in JW Black and upwards which some will like more than others). If Johnnie Walker's rainbow range doesn't tend to disappoint you, then Blue won't either. It tastes great - and I'm happy to have spent £120 on a bottle. It tastes like £120, frankly. I haven't come to appreciate the diversity of single malts yet, though I know a priori there's much to appreciate there; but I CAN say that I prefer this to Glenfiddich 15 Solera Vat by a long way. The grassy peat with a subtle, ninja-like fruitiness following shortly after is more my thing than the emphasis on rich sherry and other sweet tasting tones in the Glen15. Blue Label, and Black for that matter, remind me of the smells of the West Sussex countryside in England; where hay bundles, dewy grass, damp mud and salty air define the daily sensory experience. If your childhood was not as such, your experience of Blue Label may, naturally, differ. A conservative rating of 7 taking into account my bias for Johnnie Walker's flavour profiles, peatier malts, and inexperience of single malts and other high end blends -- It IS much better than Black Label. I'm surprised at those who think otherwise. Blue Label is so much smoother, richer, warming and nuanced. Tastes better too. And I have guzzled enough Black Label to drown Aquaman.

3rd April 2014

Not worth the Price, even half-the-price.

Okay, at the very outset let me tell you, amongst the several Restaurant & Hotel franchises I OWN, includes franchises of 8 Very High End Fine Dining Restaurants in 4 Continents (NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST/ASIA & AFRICA). I have noticed a distinct trend, rich patrons in my Middle East, Asia, Africa restaurant routinely order this Drink, not because, they understand the finer nuances of a Whiskey but, because it is considered a status symbol in those societies. So, yes inadvertently this Whiskey does provide me with a Bulk of my Liquor sales in those territories.

That does not mean this whiskey is GREAT. Far from it, this whiskey leave aside its smooth & silky feel, is devoid of any subtle tasting notes or any life altering flavors. At best Blue Label is mediocre, and anyone who pays that kind of money on this Dram of piss, is imbecile and a show off. I am talking of even the Anniversary edition.

If better sense prevailed and people really knew what they were sipping then I would suggest Macallan 21 or, Oban 21. If they are not too fussy about single Malt scotch then I suggest they try Thomas H Handy Sazerac or, if they are lucky order for a dram of Pappy Van Vinkle. Lucky because the original Weller recipe won't be out before middle of 2016.

Btw I think amongst true Whiskey connoisseurs Bourbon is gaining big TIME.

26th March 2014

not all that

Bells is a much better blended whisky than this and far cheaper.

14th March 2014

Rocks My Socks

WOW JWB is smooth as silk, and does what it intends to do... gets me hammered. Who gives a toss about single, blended ect and the like. Yes is is expensive, but that is the whole point. BMW's are the best car on the road, but shit it looks good having one....

7th March 2014

The Best

Smooth, Clean and Delicious. The best blend there is available. To the single malt snobs, lighten up.

22nd February 2014


Would love to put this up to somebody without labels and compare it to something else. I think the Blue Label makes people think that it is fantastic, when actually, it's not. Big time branding has an influence on people.

19th February 2014

DIP SPIT!!!! What does it mean???

I have never written a review before but felt compelled to do so on reading a previous review from someone who described Johnnie walker's Blue Label as "dip spit"!!! I take it this is an American term? I live in the town of Kilmarnock,Ayrshire,Scotland where J.W. Was born and died and I think that the world wide trade in his numerous whiskies speaks for itself.I am not a whisky drinker but my husband is and we travel worldwide and have the good fortune to be in the USA at least four times a year.The moto of this story being....what a pity more Americans don't travel!!

22nd January 2014

Carlo Von Schleppenhammer III

Way, way sweet for my money. Tastes cheap. And to think I could have had three or four bottles of laphroig for the money. Bugger.

31st December 2013

Not For Me

For my taste and nose, it was too much smoke and charred leather that gave way to a bitter finish. I found the Chivas Royal Salute 21 to be a much more smooth and engaging blend than the JW Blue. When I shared the Blue with good friends, they tried to appreciate it but never asked for a second pour. They asked for a second pour of the Royal Salute 21. It may be great for someone else, but I won't be buying any more Blue Label.

30th December 2013

Just Couldn't Get Impressed with J.W. Blue

For the price, I was expecting something exceptionally smooth. I was not impressed. For my taste, there was too much smoke and leather in the start and I found the finish harsh/bitter (nearly chemical, IMO). I gave the bottle a number of chances over the course of a year, so my impression wasn't just a one off. I have since tried the Chivas Royal Salute 21 year old blended whiskey and found it to be much smoother and a more pleasant experience from start to finish compared to J.W. Blue.

25th December 2013

J.W Blue Label 8.5/10

Hands down the best blended whisky I've ever had, This really has it all Chocolate Toffee, Spice, Fruit, Smoke, Floral with a slight Cardboard note. I still think it carries a high price tag but it's a beautiful blend & I would recommend everyone try a sample!

19th November 2013

Tis good stuff, but it won't change your life.

This is a very good blended whiskey, anyone who does not agree is tripping... This is a very good scotch... That said its expensive for what it is, for 130 quid you cold get a very intersting single malt like a glenfarclas 30 or such like. In that context this is poor value if it was 40 quid a pop it would be good stuff fir that mark..

It's good just not great and not worth the dollar... But it's not rubbish.

3rd November 2013


This isa good product it's. Good blend gets better the longer opened and he the whole range of flavours running though it. Remember it also an experience drinking it is about the rare splashes of whiskey that am it up and fat it contain whiskey you could ever obtain or afford any other way.

Th issue is the price is this was 40 quid a bottle it's would've the best thing ever but 130 a bottle a steep... One to saviour mine comes out when I had. Guest I wan to treat or I want to do something o treat myself bottle lasts me year as I tend to have single malt...but it's cant be said this is bad..jut expensive nod u ca get better for the money...but it's certainly an experience...

31st October 2013


After Black Label and single malt Johnnie Walker Green, I was expecting to be transported to another realm. Alas, a huge let-down. Very pleasant, but inappropriately positioned as Johnnie Walkers top Scotch.

30th October 2013

Not the best value

Tried this at a Christmas get together, although it was fairly flavorful I found it a little boring for myself. I also don't prefer whiskey to taste more like a liqueur, so for me the new gold label reserve is much better value and a great dram.

8th October 2013

Love it

Fantastic Whisky, one glass is never enough.

22nd September 2013

Bad value

Don't get this as anything other than a collector's item

20th September 2013


Smoothe a drink you can have when not in the mood for strong whiskey

10th September 2013


Find J.W blue thick and oily .as I said gold is the one

1st September 2013


Find it verry overrated and expensive .try jw gold .now that is what I call a great and affordable drink

1st September 2013

so, so...

What can I say? Disappointing and very average. I have had more bottles of whisky than I can count over the years and this price range is around my normal/average spend on a bottle. Won't be getting another one of these, I've had better blends and single malts for half this price, with twice the "wow" factor. You want a good blend at this price? Get a bottle of Hibiki 21 year old. Let's not forget that "super rare" whisky is usually old and tired whisky, those nudging 30years old need to be carefully handled, but I guess Diageo slap them into JW Blue and blend the bad casks off.

18th August 2013

@ LOL @ those who say they know $50 scotch that is better!

As the saying goes, opinions are like A$$h0les-everybody has one. I think you forgot to put MY OPINION in front of "First of all, blended whiskey is better than single malt." My advice is to have an open mind. I do prefer mostly single malts but do have a bottle of Blue now & then. Occasionally I can be had on special at AU$160.

28th July 2013

Ultra smooth

This is a blend and as such is very nice. Taste is subjective thing but it has a bit of everything very drinkable. Not as complex as some single malts but its a very different beast and should not be compared.

If it wasn't for the price point it would score more, very good blend up with balantines 17. Über smooth, think for price though its not great value and if the price scares you off try gold for a good experience at a fraction of the price,

But as a blend one of the better ones you can get..

12th July 2013

Failed to meet admittedly lofty expectations

This spirit is definitely one of those that possess some degree of universal awareness of its existence and cost in society, as I've noticed (not referring to anyone here, but personal observation) people refer to it with reverance regardless of actual experience with it. A comment someone made to me that embodies this phenomena was "... until you've had Blue, then there's just no going back" with regard to my enjoyment of Black on the rocks as one of my "staple" drinks. Really? lol

Hope that was sufficient context... as stated, I suppose my expectations were unattainable from all I'd heard about Blue, because I was underwhelmed from the first sip to the last drop of the bottle. To this day I will take Gold over Blue in a heartbeat, and price is only a small part of the reason. Sure it's smooth and "pretty good," but I don't pay 200 a bottle for "pretty good," especially when I can be perfectly satisfied with Black for a fraction.

My advice is try it with an unsullied [mental] pallete and judge for yourself. Like someone else already said, you can make your own conclusions on what you consider "good" or "worth it." Personally, I'll continue to reach for the Gold, but still appreciate Blue for what it is.

3rd July 2013

An Underwhemling Dram

I must say that I personally found Johnnie Walker Blue Label to be to akin to a watered down flavourless blended scotch, but with a ridiculous price tag. Its seems like a scotch aimed at those who don't like scotch at all! The weak palate and non-existent aftertaste made for a disappointing dram. For a such a large price I was expecting a lot more, and in this price range i would suggest the Glenfarclas 175 Anniversary or the Chivas Regal 25yr old, both of these blends are head and shoulders above JW Blue Label in 'Class' and more importantly, nose and taste!

1st July 2013

Early Morning

You need to try this particular Whisky at around 9.00 am on a cold and frosty morning down by a Scottish salmon river, Nectar. I am a single malt man too.

7th June 2013

I love Whisky.

JP you are quite correct, you are most probably worth lots more than a bottle of Blue is a nice drop however.......have you tried the Explorers` Club Collection ? It`s a dash sight cheaper and not bad at all....I picked up a bottle en route back to Scotland from Florida last week...Nice.... Enjoy retirement.

7th June 2013

I like

Forgot to put +5 to counter the unfair negatives

6th June 2013

I like

JW don't turn out junk. Lot of people don't like because of the word blend. All JW I have had are the smoothest whisky around. Had a shot at an event. I love cause it cost a fortune and has the rarest whiskies out there contained within. Huh

6th June 2013

Taste like dip spit

Not a scotch drinker, but I was expecting a very smooth whiskey. I felt like I was drinking someone's dip spit. I will stick to crown reserve.

1st June 2013

Some things you buy just because you want them.

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.

12th May 2013

innocent criminal

Really good drop of a blend whiskey,enjoy it and love it.thanks johnny walker.

4th May 2013

innocent criminal

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.

1st May 2013

LOL @ those who say they know $50 scotch that is better!

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.

23rd April 2013



15th April 2013

What does this taste like?

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!!

9th April 2013

unless you want ....

For the above

11th March 2013

unless you want some smoke buy Chivas instead

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.

11th March 2013

Not worth the price tag

Overpriced diageo lousy product.

28th February 2013

JP doesn't know anything about life or whiskey

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!

24th February 2013


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?.

24th January 2013

Someone doesn't know his 'malt' from his 'blended'!!

Someone doesn't know his 'malt' from his 'blended'!!

18th January 2013

To expensive

Too expensive

Price should be same range as COGNAC XO
Remey, Hennesy , courvoisier

Whiskey's are. From Corn, Malt , etc
Cognac is from grapes

12th January 2013


Love it just got bottle from my mate.

14th December 2012

Nothing wrong with this

Too expensive for what it is. $90-$120 would be more reasonable.

29th November 2012

Akibul monbal

First time I tasted it, its very good, I like to drink on the rock. Awesome

28th November 2012

Nilesh Gupta

It's very good in taste, smoky, little spice flavour...

28th November 2012

It takes 3rd place

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.

28th October 2012


HE COMPRADO ESTA BOTELLA SIEMPRE a 140 euros -es carisima el precio que vendeis

6th September 2012

John stone

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.

4th September 2012

Karl Dunne.

I have tried 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..

7th August 2012

Absolutely a RIP-OFF

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.

6th August 2012

Karl Dunne

I have tried the Platinum..hope the Blue label is as good..

2nd August 2012

Blended bubba, NOT single malt!

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..

20th July 2012


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.

29th May 2012


very special at this price

18th April 2012



31st March 2012


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.

14th December 2011


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.

14th December 2011

Get your facts right

Johnny Walker Blue Label is not a malt whisky it is blended.

1st December 2011

A minature now no more

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.

28th September 2011

Go For Green

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.

5th August 2011

Bit of a let down...

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.

2nd July 2011


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 !!

29th June 2011


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.

26th April 2011



25th February 2011


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.

23rd January 2011

JP probably got fired

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."

19th January 2011

Why so angry JP?

It's a $189 bottle of Whiskey and worth a try. I like the flavor, but prefer the distinct taste of a single malt.

5th December 2010

A class all its own

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.

28th November 2010


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)

28th November 2010

i am satish

really good u also try

30th July 2010

Ian H. Ferguson A.G.I.

Excellent dram.

8th June 2010

Pure class

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.

6th October 2009

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