Nose: Rich and softly smoky, with background notes of chocolate and fragrant sandalwood.
Palate: Fresh fruit and grass lead into stewed fruit, soft spice, nuts and coffee.
Finish: Long and spicy.
Johnnie Walker Red Label
Nose: A surprisingly rich, aromatic nose with heather honey, mixed peels, soft smoke and rum spice.
Palate: Cedar wood, oak and butterscotch, aniseed, Christmas cake and malt.
Finish: Long, spiced nose with smoke on the tail.
JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK
Nose: Slightly smoky and almost medicinal on the nose, it offers up hints of vanilla, a little tar, a touch of barbecue sauce, citrus and malt.
Palate: Good body and very creamy with a sublimely malty core. It offers up a surprising level of peat smoke which works really well. Creamy sweetness, hints of soft wood smoke, salty butter, custard and cereal grains.
Finish: Good length with notes of malt, boiled sweets, black pepper and cool smoke.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label King George V
Nose: A mix of heady toffee apple and very faint smoke. Thick, syrupy malt, digestive biscuits, oak.
Palate: Soft, buttery toffee and general fruitiness. Medium bodied, but very malty and well-constructed blend.
Finish: Golden syrup, creamy spices and malt on the finish.