Johnnie Walker Red Label Review
Distillery: Johnnie Walker & Sons
Expression: Johnnie Walker Red
Category: Blended Scotch
Picture yourself in the late 1970s.
Disco is dead.
While walking home after a long night on the town, you round’ the corner and spot an angry mob of red-headed youths heading your way.
Most of these lads have Mohawks and they reek of cheap alcohol.
This isn’t going to be pretty.
They immediately spot weakness in your palate and go on the attack.
You’re whacked in the gob with a malty mallet of rotten grain.
While you’re squirming around on the pavement, each member of the gang puts generic-brand cigarettes out on your tongue.
Mercifully, it ends quickly but the incident leaves you jaded with a bitter taste in your mouth.
The moral of this story?
If you’re drinking Johnnie Walker Red neat, do yourself a favor.
- Put it on ice.
- Add some Coke.
- Have a nice night.
Johnnie Walker Red Label Tasting Notes
Nose: Heavy whiff of alcohol and young grains
Palate: Harsh malt, confectionate sugar, and smoke
Finish: Hot and dry ending that putters across the finish line.