Johnnie Walker Red Label - Whisky Review
Updated: Oct 7
The world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky, ideal for mixing.
Time for another dram!
Johnnie Walker Red Label is not just any blended whisky, but the world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky.
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
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
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.
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.
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.