Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky (40%)

Johnnie Walker is one of the most iconic alcohol brands in the world, owned by Diadeo. The trademark was established by John Walker at 1820. His childrens continued the business and the company have grown steadily to become one of the most important Scotch whisky brands in the world today.  At beginning of 20th century was established the different colour labels, red, black, green, gray and blue. Red label is the youngest and cheapest blend, aged just 3 years. It’s the most sold scotch whisky in the world, blended from over 30 different malt and grain whiskies.  50cl bottle was 9.90€ at Maxima.

Red Label is propably just what whiskey have been during it’s history; strong, harsh and burning alcohol drink. Nose have apple, bit malt, oak and peat smoke, which reminds more ash trash aroma. Taste also have apple, bit toffee, spices, peat smoke, oak and some grain aromas. It’s unpleasantly strong at neat, adding ice is more tolerable but still not a huge enjoyment. Red Label is meant to be a mixer, like the producer also say on their homepage, with tens of different cocktail recipes. So adding some ginger ale or coca-cola it’s a decent whiskey, at least have enough complexity and flavours than the most cheapest scotch blends on the shells. 

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