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Johnnie Walker Doubles Down on Smoke

Jack Bettridge
Posted: October 21, 2011

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PALATE: Once again, this whisky begs to show off its peat from the start, easily out-smoking its brother Johnnie Black. Almost immediately, however, it changes its tack and lets you know how tartish it can be, with hard candy, pears and tangerines. As soon as you settle into that another mood swing occurs and the whisky becomes all cuddly and warming with bread, maple and vanilla.

FINISH: It’s at the end that the peat determines to prove whose boss as it fairly tingles at the extremities of the mouth with sour dough and smoky toast. This is a long-distance finisher that occasionally throws some fruit on to the smoke.

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J R — UNITED STATES,  —  October 21, 2011 1:37pm ET

I was lucky enough to have a buddy of mine pick me up a couple of bottles on 2 separate trips. Very good stuff!

Christian A October 22, 2011 12:06pm ET

Brought back some bottles this summer while in Grand Cayman and more recently when I was in Germany I stocked up further. A peat lovers dream with upfront flavors. For the price point I really enjoyed it versus the regular black. Glad to see it is coming around to more than just the duty free stores.

JustoneCoolcat November 10, 2011 4:56am ET

I've read so many reviews, now I have a bottle, I don't want to open it. I need to get at least two more, to make sure its a keeper!

S. Tx don't see much action, LOL!
But, I'm trying to put it on the map, LOL!

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