Johnnie Walker has the luxury of having exclusive access to Scotland’s very best whiskies, ranging from the powerful west coast malts all the way to the more subtle east coast flavors. Black Label draws upon all these aromas to create a unique blend with a smooth, deep and complex character. It can be enjoyed on its own, with a dash of still or sparkling water, or with soda or ginger ale as a long drink. Learn More
Nose: The best description is "rotten sweet peat." Very strong peat smoke, sea brine, ocean breeze, with a hefty dose of overripe peaches and melons. Closes out with some wet oak / decaying wood and leather polish. (all these things are good, despite the references to rot / decay!!!)
Palate: It's even sweeter than last year's with a big dose of banana and pineapple. The smoke is omnipresent. It's medium bodied on the tongue with some nice thick oiliness.
Finish: All the intense outliers in the nose and palate come together beautifully in the finish. The smoke cancels out all the alcohol burn while the sweet fruits rise up off the tongue for a smooth and extremely well balanced finish. Classic Lagavulin!
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