Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Y/O Blended ScotchPosted: December 31, 2011
I manage to have a go at the new Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 yrs last night. It’s a relatively different scotch from the previous Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18 yrs which I favoured most among the range of Johnnie Walker blended scotch. The JW Platinum Label is a blend of single malt and grain whisky with nothing less than 18 years of age. Created by Master Blender Jim Beveridge, it is said to be inspired by previous Johnnie Walker blends that was crafted exclusively for their company directors and special occasions.
For a start, The Johnnie Walker Platinum Label has a deep rustic brown colour.
The nose is rich and peaty with notable hints of fresh barley and toffee.
Taking my first sip, I realised that this whisky is complex and demands a few more sip before passing judgement. This is a mellow tasting scotch that has flavours of toffee candy, apple and spices.
It then ends with a long lingering bitter-sweet finishing. The finish was a tad too bitter for my liking.
Personally I still prefer the JW Gold Label 18 yrs. However the JW Platinum Label is still a good scotch that deserves to be on one’s shelf.