Johnnie Walker Blenders Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish

Johnnie Walker Blenders Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish

The Shot

If you're lucky enough to core yourself a bottle of this limited edition Johnnie Walker then you'll be able to experience the true taste of multiple single malt and grain whiskies from five different distilleries. According to the Johnnie Walker team it is the result of hundreds of experiments from over 200 samples. 

Anyway, as far as the taste goes it's rich and a bit sweet yet surprisingly smooth. You can tell that there's a lot of flavours mixed in to create whatever this flavour is which consists of hints of fruit, spices and vanilla with a faint molasses taste in the background. It's almost like a rum. It smells spicy with what seems odd but reminds us of pine nuts. There's an interesting burn to it too. It doesn't burn the tongue but around the mouth which is certainly a rare occurrence compared to our other drink tests. It seems quite adventurous for whisky lovers but overall it is certainly tasty.

 

The Bar Test

For this test there seems to be no smell whatsoever. It's hard to explain the taste. It's odd initially but it comes around with a certain bitter smoothness. The coke has clearly eliminated most of the flavours that were experienced in the straight shot. It may remind you of Johnnie Walker Black Label and coke which is probably not what you were hoping for such a limited edition bottle. 

 

Recommendations

Do not mix this rare limited edition bottle of scotch with coke. If you're looking for a scotch and coke then just stick with the black label. This does however taste excellent straight. Try it on the rocks if you ever have the chance and you'll wish you could grab more. It taste better than expected; maybe since the name of this makes it sound like it's leftovers. It's not.

 

Coke-O-Meter

1. Awful smell and extremely bitter. Makes your mouth feel dry. It's drinkable but why would you want to do that to yourself?

2. Starts of not good. It's smoother at this point but still bad. 

3. It taste better here! Mostly what you experience in the bar test. Needs ice.

4. It's ok at this point. There's still some flavour to it surprisingly but it's not as nice as 3.

 

Price

Currently out of stock for this limited edition. If you manage to find yourself a bottle the price can range from $60 to over $200.

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