Scotch - Blended

Johnnie Walker 15yr Green Label Pure Malt Blended Scotch Whisky

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Today, Johnnie Walker offers several different "labels" of scotch whisky, designated by color. The green label is the first and most decorted of their luxury blends. It's a blend of four scotches including Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore, and Caol Ila.

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This bottle has 18 ratings and 18 reviews.
Shmotch Shmotch (68)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-11-07)[Updated Review]
4.6/5 Blended Malt Score. I prefer Green Label neat without water, in fact, I find that water drowns the flavor profile. Very nice nose and taste, smooth, yes blended, but all malt, the Talisker appears midway to offer its peppery kiss, Cao Ila is definitely prominent with the peat smokiness. Cragganmore and Linkwood round it out, hard to go wrong there. One of the very few JW products at 86 proof...the price is currently $69.99 in Chicago, it comes and goes at my main outlet, highly recommended, especially if you are a fan of JW. Like all JW products it is designed, but the more organic concept with Green Label attempting to capture broad swathes of Scotch regionality is a success, my only gripe is that it is artificially colored and chill filtered. Perhaps I'm becoming more persnickety and snobbish
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KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (232)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-10-19)[Updated Review]
So far, my favorite in the JW line-up. I was able to secure a “new” bottle – the re-release that started in 2015, paid $66. I’ve heard the re-release is slightly different than the original, but not a big enough difference for most to notice. Very full of flavor, yet smooth and easy to drink. Fruity, spicy, smoky, & sweet – very well balanced! Has many characteristics of a single malt, but I guess that seems pretty obvious with it being solely a blend of other single malts. A few tiny drops of water helped to open things up and doesn’t kill the flavor at 86 proof. I definitely won’t be routinely buying as a daily sipper as I think Black Label is still a much better “bang-for-your-buck”, but hope they continue to produce this going forward.
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Muncher Muncher (584)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-11-29)
I finally found it! Bought all the store had, which was just 2 bottles, but I'm excited nonetheless. The first "pure malt" blend that I've had (as far as I know) and it's delicious. Has a richness and a thickness of flavor that I think is harder to create with the grain whisky filler that most other blends contain. Not very smoky or peaty, but that's alright; I read the description of the 4 single malts used so I wasn't expecting an Islay like flavor profile. If anyone knows of any other pure malt blends please let me know in a comment. Thx
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Review Comments
Proof66 Staff (2014-11-30):
Hey... hate to brag too much but our search algorithm can help you! If you type in "blended malt," you'll be rewarded with several different labels that claim to be blends of single malt whisky. (That search isn't 100% perfect but it really narrows things down.) Big Peat is one that specializes in Islay. Monkey Shoulder is another with a blend of 3 Speyside malts. The current highest rated is the Wemyss 12yr Hive and was actually named "Best Blended Malt" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Hope that this helps!

Hotspur17 Hotspur17 (33)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-04-23)
Finally found some to try. Was very pleased with the flavor. I am not sure I would buy a bottle as there are many others that I would prefer.
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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-03-23)
I couldn't for the life of me find the appeal of this whiskey when I first tried it. Upon a second inspection I noticed a fruity almost apple juice flavor with mild smoke. Almost like a sweet wine on the nose with a little water or ice. Doesn't have that enjoyably long finish you would expect from a few single malts blended. Increasingly hard to find; I would recommend buying if found.
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NeatPour NeatPour (340)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-03-08)
4.25/5, they are getting harder to find! The gentle smokey quality really shines through without any of the typical islay character, briny, salty, peaty coastal flavors. For me it is a hair behind double black but nearly even
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Ackman Ackman (99)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-09-30)
The best JW. I prefer it neat or on the rocks. The price can be a little intimidating, but it is definitely worth it.
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andreas andreas (5)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-07-22)
Very elegant whisky, a tad of salt, well balanced, slight smoke and warmth. Too bad it's only available in Taiwan since some time ago, I got one of the last ones sold in Sweden. If you can find it, buy it!
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Dakota Dakota (132)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-07-08)
More overrated than grey goose
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voldron voldron (14)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-03-19)
I know I'll take heat for giving this only 3 stars. I added a little water later on to open it up and my fiancee thought I was drinking wine by the way it smelled. Very lite and not heavy on the palette. It's a nice every day blend but not my favorite out there.
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bonez1972 bonez1972 (10)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-03-10)
Best JW value!
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Designify Designify (2)
Rating: 5.0 (2011-11-22)
My favorite so far by far!
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (135)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-03-15)
I bought this one for a great price ($38) a few months ago, in part because the price was so low and I knew it would go back up. Between Gold and Green, Green is my favorite. It has bite, smokiness, that peat of Isla whiskies. It has more character than Gold, and while its a slight bit rougher, its the better pour. Think of Green as the more enthusiast version of Black. Black whets your whisky appetite if you e just getting started, and Green introduces you to the most adventurous segment of the Scotch world. If anyone is trying to decide between Green and Gold in the JW line, go for the Green. Youll save around $30, and get more dimension.
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JimmyDunk JimmyDunk (4)
Rating: 3.0 (2010-06-18)
a little tart for me, but nice with a float of drambui.
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wittlock wittlock (8)
Rating: 5.0 (2010-04-12)
Great flavors with a clean finish. Has to be one of my favorites.
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TWoman TWoman (45)
Rating: 4.0 (2009-06-30)
Very good. Complex flavour that really leaves you wanting to try more. Would give it higher stars but I'm just not a scotch drinker, so it's hard to be completely unbias.
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superman superman (44)
Rating: 5.0 (2009-06-30)
an adventure with every sip (and i mean that in the best sense). extraordinarily flavorful, with lasting sweet notes...blew me away!
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Phizbin Phizbin (362)
Rating: 5.0 (2008-10-01)
This thing deservedthe awards its received. It's easily the best scotch I've ever had... and that's saying something for a $50 scotch when you can pay hundreds.
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