Johnnie Walker Red Limited Edition
Johnnie Walker Red Limited Edition – the most modern looking limited edition design to ever come from the House of Johnnie Walker.
George and Alexander Walker brothers launched Johnnie Walker Red Label in its current form in 1909. Though it had existed as Walker’s Special Old Highland Red Label for some years previously. Alexander blended a type of whisky which is more suited to mixing with soda than the heavier, more old-fashioned whiskies. Besides, he named it after his grandfather. The old man had started the family business in 1820. Today it is the world’s popular whisky and is sold in more than 200 markets.
The nose is quite pungent and full. There are notes of heather roots, cut herbs, a touch of fresh fruits and honey. The palate is quite full and rich. There are notes of malted barley and potpourri, a touch of winter spice and fruitcake. The finish is quite long and pungent, there is a good smoke note with a touch of oak.
Awards for Johnnie Walker Red
- 1st Place – International Whisky Competition
- Gold – Blended: Standard – 2014 – The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
- Gold – Blended Scotch – 2013 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Johnnie Walker Red Label
Quote 1 “Unusual taste! Not a generic ‘whisky taste’ that you might expect from a cheap blend. There is some peat, lots of pear and it is actually good enough to sip. The finish is very honeyed. For the money, this has to be considered a bargain. In addition, could give many entry-level malts a serious kick up the backside.”
Quote 2 “Pretty good. You get a flavor of genuine scotch whisky unlike the ‘ bottled in India’ scotches – Teachers, Vat69, 100 Pipers, Black Dog etc….tried them all.”