Scotch - Blended

Johnnie Walker 15yr Green Label Pure Malt Blended Scotch Whisky

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    568 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    4.1 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $56
    Proof
    86.0

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.

Notes

Johnnie Walker--the man whose name would grace the bottles of more scotch whisky than any other brand in the 21st century--was born in 1805 and began as a grocery store manager at age 14 in 1819. Part of the grocery business was a personal blend of whisky. Yet it was his son Alexander who took the Johnnie Walker blend of whisky to the worldwide markets in its square bottle (the first of its kind and designed to save space in shipping) in 1860. The Eyewitness Companion to Whiskey quotes brand owner Diageo claiming over 7 million casks of whisky in the maturation process at any given time. This unrivaled amount of whisky allows them great specificity and consistency in their blends and that all the scotch together is worth more than all the gold in the vaults of the Bank of England.The company was acquired by Guiness in 1985, which eventually became Diageo in a merger in 1997.

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. The combination is supposed to "evoke the freshness of the outdoors."

Named Top Blended Malt Scotch in the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Named Top Blended Scotch in the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Hotspur17 Hotspur17 (35) (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 (118) (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 (169) (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 (57) (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) (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 (136) (2013-07-08)
More overrated than grey goose
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voldron voldron (10) (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 (9) (2012-03-10)
Best JW value!
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Designify Designify (2) (2011-11-22)
My favorite so far by far!
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (111) (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) (2010-06-18)
a little tart for me, but nice with a float of drambui.
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wittlock wittlock (6) (2010-04-12)
Great flavors with a clean finish. Has to be one of my favorites.
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TWoman TWoman (43) (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 (42) (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 (187) (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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