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William Lawson's

(70cl, 40%)

William Lawson's

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William Lawson's Bottling Note

William Lawson's is a classic blended Scotch whisky with a sweet, medium-bodied flavour. Made with a high malt content, the blend was first produced by William Lawson in 1849.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sweet spice and creamy barley malt. A touch of cocoa butter, dried peels and oak.

Palate: Date and raisin, hints of walnut loaf, allspice and toasted oak.

Finish: Toasted, malty finish. Hints of pepper.

Overall: A creamy, rounded blend.

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William Lawson's Reviews

Yes I would buy again.

Proper old fashioned whisky, good taste and goes down well, drink it neat and slow. Better than most others in this price range.

13th September 2020

The poor man's Glenmorangie?

Firstly - William Lawson's is a blend, and a budget blend. As such, it's very, very good and my four star rating reflects my opinion of it in the category of 'cheap' blended whiskies. So lower your expectations from an expensive single malt, and just enjoy it!

In fact it's a great deal more drinkable than some famous malts (one claiming Viking heritage springs to mind).

There's absolutely nothing rough or objectionable about this William Lawson blend. Just a nice uncomplicated and very drinkable dram. Slange var!

13th September 2020

I have always been s scotch drinker by far this is the best scotch I have drank I am an 82 year old woman and a scotch drinker

It does not have a strong sharp taste . Very smith no aftertaste very enjoyable . It does not have a strong smoky flavor

6th August 2020

Good to excellent...

It's fantastic...Better than many products in its price range. Enjoying it very much.....Smell is enthralling. Taste is robust but balanced. Finish is dreamy..

21st July 2020

very nice tastes with apple juice

tastes good . no hangover . best in budget.

18th July 2020

so good

its nice

11th April 2020



21st February 2020

Send back to the barrel

Harsh, alcohol aftertaste. It seems not ready. You have to drink it with loads of ice. I’m not the kind of expert to tell you about hints of almonds, vanilla etc, although i’ve been drinking whisky regularly for the last 40 yrs. It is cheap, but at this price tag I prefer black & white, teacher’s, white horse or cutty sark. IMHO, stay away

18th February 2020

I'm disappointed. J and B far superior

Unimaginative. No thrill. Utterly boring.

The lady of Scotch blends = no flavor, no harshness, no reason to buy except to mix with something.

7th January 2020

Great blend if you can get it for less than 10€

This is less than 10€ a litre in Spain and for the price great for having in your bar for general drinking. Very light flavour so a little to easy to drink! I'd say it's too mild to use with mixers unless you actually want virtually no whisky flavour. If you add ice, don't add much or you'll get almost no flavour.

5th January 2020


Taste is extraordinary different than others and natural. Love to drink

25th December 2019

Enjoyed a lot

Fantastic Blend, No hangovers....

24th December 2019

Great regular drinking Speyside

A lovely whisky at a very affordable price. It's got the mineral, fruity, orange peel, very slightly smoky, refreshing taste that I appreciate from a Speyside, and quite smooth too. An everyday enjoyable glass that will not hurt your wallet.

16th September 2019

nice drink

చాలా బాగుంది ఇలాంటి విస్కీ ఇంతవరకు నేను తాగలేదు స్మెల్ చాలా తక్కువ
కిక్కు సూపర్

21st June 2019

Can even sip this one neat

One of the better whiskeys in its price range.... smooth and slightly fruity... will buy again.

9th June 2019

Salute to william lawsons for a great Scotch whisky

Very good scotch whiskey

2nd May 2019


11th April 2019


Nice blend

9th December 2018

Um, um, great!

How could I say anything bad. We've got to be related. My father's name is William Parker Lawson. I'm Douglas Bruce Lawson. Best upper top shelf their is. Period!

25th November 2018

Mmm it's says what it says...

I drink a lot of shit whisky, so you notice I didn't put the "e", so when I do a taste test I'll be blunt and honest, what I taste up- front and I've been reading a lot of reviews, is a fruity up-front taste that the master blender Lawson according to history made, he used the most fruity flavours of the speysides, and also has achieved a dry finish takes a couple shots to realize, but do I also detect a smoky taste...tells you what I know..!lol

18th November 2018

One of the best Whisky and definitely recommended

It was a great whisky and I enjoyed.

30th July 2018

Poor don't buy

Poor ... Don't buy .... Not smooth and not worth the money

27th July 2018


Great, fantastic flavor

25th July 2018


I really like, it's taste is very sweet

10th July 2018

Great, I drink it for pleasure

Just right for price and flavor when my tastes are also for tequila and red wine.

6th May 2018

Solid blend

20e in Ireland at Tesco. Quite good and inoffensive for the price. Nose is light, summery, delicate dates or raisins. Palate is sweet and oaky, not bitter bit spicy. Simple yet good enough to take neat.

5th March 2018

i love it

I recently found that it has been my favorite drink. I am from dallas texas but i tried it in monterrey nuevo leon mexico. I love it !!!!!

28th February 2018


Nose palate and finish really sharp. Not balanced and water or ice does not makes it better

18th February 2018

its the best whisky

it does not have a bitter or sour taste making it enjoyable when drinking it

7th January 2018



7th January 2018

A drinkable wisky for less of seven euros.

It's better than other standard wiskies like JB or Ballantines. I bought a bottle just for cooking some meat or chicken with it but I tasted and I was little surprised on its flavour. Now I drink with cola or coffee. This summer I used to drink Cardhu 12 years and Chivas Regal and I don't notice too many differences with this cheap potion. So I save some money with WL's.

23rd December 2017

Beautiful scotch, a must try for whisky lovers.

One of the best scotch whiskeys tried, I have tasted the most popular brands across till now. At this price, found this one, the most smooth, a little spicy and the best feel and depth afterwards... quite similar to the feel of single malts available. Great blend 👌

9th November 2017

Superb scotch

Superb scotch, nice color , soft smell , smooth taste , no acidity or stomach burn , good madness and the best part is no hangover nextra day

1st November 2017



1st October 2017

Worthy of 3 stars, oak taste prominent. Lacking in flavours of caramel, spice and vanilla

Oak taste prominent. Would have preferred a bit of spice or hint of vanilla. Lacking a smoothness but not too harsh on the palate, respectable price range. Overall not a bad whiskey, goes well with ginger ale and lemon slices.

29th September 2017

Typical cheap blend

Just had one for the first time in Holland. I like to think of myself as reasonably knowledgeable about whisky so I wasn't expecting too much from something based on Macduff. I was not disappointed. Spirity and one dimensional. Woody aftertaste. Cheap though. Ok to get drunk on with minimal enjoyment.

26th June 2017



25th June 2017


The best Scotch whiskey. I love the aroma and taste.

6th June 2017

Nice affordable dram

Light, Smooth and Very Spicy on the mouth

With a teaspoon of water the Raisin notes reveals itself, lose the spicy note.

You can't expect much, it's a very basic blend for everyday drinking and a very neutral mixer

31st May 2017

No 1 whiskey in the world

Ill Love IT since IFK Gothenburg metes Aberdeen in Uefa Cup

20th May 2017 of a kind

Being a bar attender and sampling this whisky it rates highly among the best in this category and cheap my is cheap.for my daily patron this is always a suggestion worth trying out..It is absolutely one of a kind in the competitive whisky market

1st April 2017

too sugary...

This has so much sugar in it that my teeth and gums begin to ache when I sip it neat. You can actually sense the sugar sticking to your palate. On the rocks it is better.

22nd October 2016

Perfect on the rocks.....

Very nice.light blended whiskey....very well balanced....a really excellent whiskey...compares with the best...Scotland has on offer.....

29th August 2016

Perfect on light ice

I had this for the first time in Mexico on a vacation and I absolutely loved it and for the price I couldn't believe the quality. I usually drink JW Red Label and Black, Chivas 12, James Buchanan's 12 and 18 and Laphroaig 10. This one sums it up, by far my favorite when its available. I usually have to savor my drinks because it is not available in the USA.

17th August 2016

Peter van den Biggelaar

Taste great Price GREAT,!! Friends enjoyed it

3rd August 2016

South Africa

No rules great Scotch
I really enjoy it and the pricing is Superb

4th July 2016

Taste is a bit weird

Seems like I tasted something bad , taste is not good at all .

2nd June 2016

Alberto Viloria

Un Whisky decente y aunque ha bajado de categoría, pues se puede tomar y al reposar adquiere Fuerza y Se Concentra ya que al principio en Nariz, se presencia mucho la Nota a Alcohol muy Fuerte.

11th April 2016

excellent whisky

Just add a teaspoon of water and allow to stand for 15-20 minutes for a taste sensation

30th March 2016

Simple, but good

I wanted to share this nice review:

I agree with Ralfy in general, basic blend, doesn't seem to have any caramel color or artificial sweetener added, which keeps it simple, clean, and fresh.

It is not smoky, peated, honey sweet, or sherried, it is straight standard practical whisky, and based on Ralfy's review it seems to have remained consistent over the past years. I do like it as a daily dram.

3rd March 2016

Raphael Juma

I can't explain but William Lawson is my ever drink, can't change to any, sipping it daily in Nairobi Kenya westlands.

2nd March 2016


Discovered it on holiday in Ibiza, now a convert

27th February 2016

william lawson whisky

Bloody excellent

24th February 2016

mas por menos

excelente whiskey, a la par de las marcas mas comerciales como Old Parr, y otros 12 años, la relación costo valor es muy favorable, hay que saberlo comparar apra ser justos en su juicio, pros: excelente precio y sabor contras: marca no comercial y lo ven de mala gana

23rd February 2016

Titch Cartwright( South Africa)

Had a few whiskey drinking mates round for a tasting evening. Provided 4 blends and 2 single malts none of them world famous. The W. Lawsons was so well enjoyed I could not tell the lads how well priced it is.
Enjoy a dram!
Titch C.

11th February 2016

more than decent stuff

I found this whisky in a French supermarket at a quite good price, and I have been savoring it in the past few weeks, usually with the company of dark chocolate or a blue cheese.

I am no whisky expert myself, but I find it tasty and sufficiently complex, much better that JW red, it doesn't give me a headache or stomach problems, and I sleep like a baby. I consume it moderately , just a standard drink at most in my everyday routine.

Light, creamy, and unpretentious.

20th January 2016


Discovered it in Lisbon, where they do serve it in every bistro, though I'd never seen it in Glasgow where I live. So it's in line of the very best Lisbon discoveries alongside one Turner's painting and beautiful girl from Istanbul :-)

9th November 2015

Geoff Ridsdale

On offer in the supermarket and cheaper than my usual Teachers so gave it a go. Delicious! Will be telling all my friends...

11th October 2015

pat gilpin

bought a litre bottle tonight blended est 1849 lovely blend on my 3rd glass so smooth !!!

7th October 2015

Mr v Hodgson

If I say to much every body will buy this superb whiskey,and the Price Will /!!!!! like every thing (very good).' Go up up up!!!!!.

23rd September 2015

Jay Dee

Glenfiddich of blended whiskys, non peaty fruity smooth young whisky smooth buttery ,short vanilla cream soda finish, a hint of tiquilla can be drunk with a couple of drops water but in short a very smooth blend

13th September 2015

keith barrow

my son brought me a bottle from holiday,got to be up there with the the best of blended whiskys

4th September 2015


Yo compraba whisky de 18 años muy caros y ahora no cambio por nada un whisky como este de one single malt.

31st July 2015

Wow, loved it.

I usually drink black label, chivas regal, jack Daniels etc. WL made me surprise, I loved it. we also whisky manufacturer @South Africa. I love this brand... loved it..... what I can say except wow.... love you WL....

18th July 2015


A good whisky on a par with more expensive and fashionable blends

19th May 2015

A good whisky

After finishing a bottle, i realised this is a good surprise. Light and Easy to drink. Am now a fan of WL. Cheers.

13th December 2014

Роман Україна

Ні ні ні!!! Подарували бутилочку. Зробив пару ковтків. Шмурдяк! Спирт перебиває все. Хочеш недороге віскі - Bells, White Horse! Або просто купи хорошу горілку.

8th November 2014


Strong, unpleasant taste of alcohol on top of a harsh flavor with almost non existing finish (except the the alcohol taste). Very disappointing even at its price range. Unfortunately I don't think i'll ever finish my bottle.

28th October 2014

whats not to like?

I can get this in Spain for 7 euros and drink it by choice because its a damn good dram and try the 13yr old wow !!!

22nd October 2014

tastes like methanol


25th July 2014

A drink is a drink

i drink scotch mainly, chivas, black label, JD etc.. but i tried WL and was pretty impressed...loving it.. taste and value for money...

16th July 2014

Don't knock it!

Won a bottle in a raffle at the weekend. I normally drink Macallan or Highland Park and was not expecting much from this blend but was delighted when I sampled it. My expectation was that it would be harsh and fiery, as many cheap blends are, but this is smooth and very tasty. Cheap it may be but it compares well with many a more expensive malt; it's now on my shopping list.

29th April 2014

Nice at the price

My tipple has been The Famous Grouse for years. This whisky is new in South Africa and first impressions indicate that I now have two nice brands to choose from.

16th March 2014


A friend of mine new I liked whiskey and bought him and I a glass of William Lawson's at a café. We were both gagging by the end of it. Do yourself a favour and pay €5 more for a bottle of Jameson.

28th January 2014


Under seven euros in Eroski, San Pedro....that'll do nicely!

20th January 2014


for the price very good stuff i find it very peppery in the finshed be more of a black and white man myself but very drinkable.

13th January 2014

spey side style

For a basic blend its brilliant! Light, fruity, floral, buttery, creamy - good stuff!

22nd December 2013

Great spey side story

@Mr. Soap - bad troll attempt, try harder!

Considering that this is a basic no age blend - bloody brilliant!

Light and sweet - speyside style: Fruity, floral, buttery, creamy, spicy, surprising amount of body to it.

22nd December 2013


Beautiful bottle and label but what can you expect from a cheap beverage? Sound's funny but the taste like a spoap :(

12th December 2013



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