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Johnnie walker Platinum label

Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old was inspired by the tradition of giving private blends to a close circle of family friends by John Walker & Sons. Blended from whiskies that have matured for at least 18 years, it combines sophisticated and contemporary tastes with classic Johnnie Walker flavours. When you want to make a special occasion truly exceptional, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old is the discerning choice.

Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old blends big, classic Johnnie Walker flavours with intriguing contemporary notes of citrus and fragrant almonds. Initially sweet with a warm vanilla undercurrent and a suggestion of tangerines, it moves smoothly over the palate into a nutty, malty dryness before a long finish brings elegant suggestions of soft charcoal smokiness and a beautifully fading citrus zest.

In times gone by, whiskies were set aside by Johnnie Walker master blenders for the purpose of making ‘private blends’. These were extra special blends given as personal gifts in acknowledgement of an exceptional relationship. Whether for customer, employee, business partner or friend, they were highly prized by those who received them. The spirit of them lives on in Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 Year Old, an exquisitely-crafted blend for the 21st Century that draws inspiration from the richness of the past.

Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 1Lt. is a blended whisky, produced by John Walker & Sons in Scotland.

As the creator of the Johnnie Walker brand, John Walker & Sons is perhaps the most successful Scottish whisky company and continues to be still operational.

Formerly known as Platinum Label, this is a rich and refined blend of whiskies matured for at least 18 years that slips perfectly into the range just behind the iconic Blue Label.

Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label (70cl, 40%)
Johnnie Walker Platinum sits between gold and blue in Walker’s extensive range of blends, carrying an impressive 18 year old age statement.

This has since been re-branded as Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Whisky.

Nose: Sweet rich and deep notes with maraschino cherries, toffee caramel, vanilla, baked rhubarb crumble and a very thin whiff of smoke.

Palate: The richness continues onto the palate, which is sweet and warming, with creamy malt, oats and cereal. A spicy vanilla cinnamon dusting too with the gentle smoke again developing.

Finish: Dark chocolate with caramalised peel.

Overall: Another pleasing blend from Johnnie Walker, this is quite different from the gold label.