Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch
Johnnie Walker Double Black is the rebellious younger sibling of Johnnie Walker Black Label with a deep, brooding intensity.’ to ‘It’s a sibling of Johnnie Walker Black Label, but youthful, spikier and more rebellious.
An interesting twist on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Double Black was rolled out for general release in 2011 after a successful launch in travel retail. Double Black adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavour with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style.
Johnnie Walker is a rare beast, a wildly popular brand that’s found virtually everywhere Scotch whisky is sold, but it’s also widely respected, even revered, by whisky snobs who generally gravitate to single malts over blends. Johnnie Walker Double Black is a smokier, more Islay-centric variation on the brand’s classic Black Label expression. It was originally a travel retail exclusive before making its way to general release in 2011.
Buy Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky
Johnnie Walker Double Black is a full-bodied whisky, with an intense smoky character and layers of spice, inspired by our iconic Johnnie Walker Black Label. Strongly influenced by powerful West Coast and Island whiskies – it’s an impressive choice and ideal for sharing, whatever the occasion.
Johnnie Walker’s Black Label is one of the most beautifully balanced blended scotches, with a gentle sweetness tempered by light smoke. Double Black aims to crank up the dry smoky notes through an increase of peated malts in the blend, as well as with the use of heavily charred ex-sherry casks. The result is not just cranked-up smoke but cranked-up everything: a blended whisky for single malt lovers.
Not for the faint of heart, Double Black is an intense blend designed for a generation of whisky fans raised on big, bold single malts. This isn’t your grandparents’ blended whisky, and in this case, that’s a good thing.