Johnnie Walker 15 Year Green Label Blended Scotch 750ml



Johnnie Walker 15 Year Green Label Blended Scotch Whisky

Johnnie Walker 15 Year Green Label blended malt scotch is a complex grown-up whisky with prominent fruit notes. The whisky’s approachable flavors of fruit, smoke, spice and oak lead the way to a slightly smoky finish.

Relaunched in 2016, Green Label is arguably the richest horse in the Johnnie Walker stable. This blended malt whisky travels the regions of Scottish whisky production and conveys the whirlwind of flavours to your mouth. Hearty.

First introduced in duty-free stores in 1997 as Johnnie Walker 15 Year Pure Malt, it was reintroduced globally as Green Label Blended Malt in 2004. Scotch classifications can be a bit confusing: A blended scotch (think Dewar’s or Johnnie Walker Red or Black Label) combines single malt component whiskies (often from different distilleries) with grain or single grain whiskies (not malted, usually not barley).

A “blended malt” consists solely of single malt component whiskies from different distilleries. In the case of Green Label, the primary component whiskies come from the Caol Ila, Cragganmore, Linkwood and Talisker distilleries, displaying geographic as well as stylistic diversity.

At first sip, you get the apple, pear and softness you might expect from any Johnnie Walker expression. As it moves to the midpalate, there is a medium-bodied lightness initially, followed by the weight and chewiness of the Islay-based Caol Ila distillery. As it exits, smoke, peat and saline all kick off, with hints of pepper, oak and grilled apricot topping things off. There’s little to criticize here.

It may be too intense for those who prefer the fruit-and-sweet lightness common to many blended whiskies, and it may be too unfocused and overly approachable for fans of specific single malt styles. But overall, it’s a well-balanced and enjoyable dram.


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