Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
Opening with the sweet, enticing scent of honey – made characterful by subtle hints of more woody notes. Developing on the tongue – layers of vibrant and tropical fruit, with a distinct creamy vanilla flavor. Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve brings together all the moreish golden flavors in one sensationally long, lingering finish.
The heritage of Johnnie Walker blended whiskies dates to 1820 when John Walker opened a provisions shop in Kilmamock, Scotland and began selling Scotch Whiskey. John Walker made a name for himself by mastering the art of blending single malt whiskies from distilleries all across Scotland to create a product of highest quality, infinitely greater than the sum of the individual component whiskies. John Walker handed down his knowledge and skill to his heirs, and thus began the House of Walker, the Scotch dynasty which helped create and shape the world's Scotch Whisky trade.
Originally created as a lighter alternative to Single Malts to appeal to the Americans during Prohibition, Blended Scotch Whiskies are a mix of both grain and malt whiskies that have been sourced from multiple distilleries and aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. Nine out of every ten bottles of Scotch sold is a Blended Scotch Whisky and they are generally far more affordable than Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.