Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Whisky Discovery #156

Johnnie Walker Red Label NAS (40% abv)
Blended Scotch Whisky
circa £19.00 70cl
One of the empties from my flight home
On the flight out to Mexico City Johnnie Walker Black Label was the whisky option and I was hoping to have a few more drams of it on the way home. Unfortunately only Red Label was available on the return flight, however I don't think I've ever tasted this either, so notched up another discovery.

Red Label is the worlds best selling whisky and is said to be a blend of up to 35 different whiskies.but once again could only sample it through the very cheap plastic tumblers used on airlines. Another long haul flight and free whisky, so did have the opportunity to sample it a few times before I was satisfied and settled off to sleep for the remainder of the flight.

So what did I think?
Unfortunately the plastic tumblers weren't conducive to effective nosing but this was definitely more malty on the nose that the Black Label. The palate was rich and smooth again, very malty and  fruitier than the Black Label, but the pinch of peppery spice at the end was still there.
I know it wasn't the best of tasting conditions, but each discovery of my journey must be recorded, however I don't think I will be in a rush to return to this one.

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