A super-smooth blended Scotch that contains a good chunk of Clynelish malt whisky at its heart.
The Gold label Reserve marks the entry into what could be considered the premium releases of the Johnnie Walker Label series. Not to be confused with the previously available and now discontinued 18-year-old Gold Label Centenary Blend, the current incarnation of Gold Label features no age statement.
Diageo offers this release as Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender’s Reserve as well as naming it their Celebration Blend.
Cream, smoke, and sweetness are all key attributes of the Gold Label Reserve flavour profile. Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve is bottled at 40% ABV.
Appearance: Honey and amber tones, medium legs.
Nose: Oak, malt, small amount of salted caramel, hint of kettle corn.
Palate: Sweet vanilla, buttered corn, light amount of charred oak. There are very subtle wisps of smoke in the finish; lingering flavors of butterscotch candy.