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Johnnie Walker Red Label - Whisky Review

Updated: Oct 7, 2023

The world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky, ideal for mixing.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Time for another dram!

Johnnie Walker Red Label is not just any blended whisky, but the world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

A bit about

Old Highland Whisky - Johnnie Walker's first blend sold commercially was launched in 1867. In 1909 the blend was renamed and the Red Label as well as the Black Label were born.

The Red Label is a non-age-statement blended Scotch whisky and has a 40% ABV.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Time to try it!

On the nose - mainly lemon zest, can't detect much else

On the Palate - peppery, slightly sweet and reasonably smooth

Finish - long, smoky and again, slightly sweet

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Pros and Cons

If you're looking for an entry-level whisky, Johnny Walker Red Label will do the trick.

It's great in highballs, mixed with lemonade or ginger ale, old-fashioned cocktails or even a Hot Toddy (Honey + Whisky + Lemon Juice).

If you're looking for something more suitable for sipping, I would suggest something a bit more full-bodied, perhaps a single-malt.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

In Conclusion

Priced at around £ 25 in most UK stores and on most websites, it's a great entry-level whisky, and considering it's so popular worldwide, I think it's more than accurate to say that it's a safe bet.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

As always, please drink responsibly and if you have tried this particular whisky please let me know in the comments below what you think of it.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care.

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