Johnnie Walker is a benchmark for the entire industry, and you should find out why.
Johnnie Walker is one of the most recognized Whisky names in the World. The brand was established in 1860 by John “Johnnie” Walker, when he started blending Whiskies from his grocery shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. During the Victorian Era, success came when his son Alexander exported around the British Empire, establishing the Whisky early as one of the first truly global brands.
Today, Johnnie Walker’s famous square-shaped bottle—with the label set at a jaunty 24 degrees—is THE most popular blended Whisky in the world, selling more than 130 million bottles per year in nearly every country on the planet across their wide range of ages, special editions, and finishes.
Johnny Walker Black is the benchmark premium blended Scotch Whisky by which all other are judged. They make a fairly wide range of blended Scotch identified by variously-colored labels, but they have built their reputation and marketing campaign on the famous “Black label” for years. The blends are individually balanced, often using dozens of different Whiskies, but each has its own signature character — a few stand-out ingredients to set it apart from the others. For the Black label, all forty Whiskies included are at least 12 years old, and the two stand-out single malts are Talisker and Caol Ila.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old
My go to scotch
The go to
This is my go to. Can't go wrong with a black label.
Great party drink.
I love but green is way much more smoother
Good everyday staple. Love the Smokey sweetness, neither of which is too overwhelming. Picked up on the smoke and Apple but the vanilla and caramel are evading me. Definitely getting the sweet undertones though.
smoother than the red but with more of sweet vanilla
A very nice flavored Scotch that has become a staple.
Normally I'm not a fan of blended Scotch, but this is my "everyday" Scotch. Reasonably priced but not cheap, goes down easy. Perfect for just kicking my feet up with a couple fingers of JWBL on the rocks.
This is my staple and favorite scotch of all time. My go to and preference. The BEST!
My go to scotch for a good price
I'm new to this game. So far JW black is my Fav.
Smokey, peaty, bit one dimensional and easy to drink.
My standard that I got to for a daily drink.
Amazing taste. Mixes well with anything. It’s the anytime drink.
medium smokey and oakey with a bite
It is a very good, robust, Blended Scotch with a long & zesty finish.
Smooth neat. Opens up with some water. Smoke and peat immediately up front. Taste sweetness and dark honey.
Serviceable house whisky. Smokier than I remembered. Good go to.
Not too off putting for those who are new to scotch and always a great taste.
Actually found this quite enjoyable. There seems to be some kind of imbalance on the palate. Plus it's too thin. I would purchase this if it was on sale for 30% off.
It's smooth, good caramel and vanilla flavors.
You get what you pay for
If you are looking for an every day whisky, this is a flagship and you will never go wrong
My go to, try and find a better scotch for cheaper... dose not exist
M standard drink
My go to for company
Smokey and sweet - honey
A good, solid, end of the week drink - plenty of ice to take the edge off...
Way overpriced even worse if you include shipping and handling
Flaviar price is high on this. At a local liquor store, it's a great value. Smooth with a superb oak finish. I'm a beginner to scotch, but this is the best I've had on my way up the charts.
My go-to beverage at any bar even my bar at home. Unique rich taste, smooth finish please only drink neat or with one cube to enjoy it completely.
Een stuk beter dan JW Rood. Prijsverschil meer dan waard
Delicious and cheap enough to regularly use in mix drinks, such as The Godfather
Makes the perfect gift
My go to on a budget. Never disappoints.
Delicious, but nothing compares to JW Blue Label.
Over priced for what it is. You can buy better whiskey/scotch for the same price or less. Better as in, smoother, flavor, and all around more enjoyable.
Was drunk. Don't really remember drinking this. I guess it was good, I ordered like five of them.
It is a good whisky for parties and celebrations.
Smooth oaky flavor.
There are smoother blended and single malts at the same price
There are many good single malts that can be had at the same price . I would never choose this over any of them.
Decent but doesn't compare to Oban
Just meh. Underwhelmed for a blended whiskey of this caliber but I'm admittedly not a blended Canadian whiskey guy.
In this price category this is a classic one, decent, always good with the smoke and aftertaste for just € 30 with a worthy end. I always say a perfect Poker whisky, even if your mind is far away, it's never bad. A day earlier I drank Dalmore 18 and in quality, depth and smoothness the BL is absolutely no match. BL is simple, but it has character and in my opinion you should always have a BL at home. And because I drank the Dalmore and BL within two days, I can say this: don't buy a whisky that is 3 or 4 times more expensive without tasting the differences.
Nosing is quite good at first. After the second taste it starts to get dull and too bitter. Nothing that makes me want to come back for more.
Excellent first scotch experience.
Smoother then Red Label
Kinda hard to go wrong with this. Solid, everyday sipper. But you already knew that...
I love this, it's my go to! Two fingers before bed!
Great bottle for during the week
Excellent for the price!
A decent blended scotch. I prefer single malts but this one does a decent job adding some variety to the daily drinkers.
A very good blend available all over the world. An easy go to when my favorite single malts are not available.
Not for me- tasted IMO very ''chemical'
Lekker voor tussendoor
Great with Coke
Great whisky for a great price. Second best blend right behind green.
For that price absolute good.
The staple drink of whisky drinkers; the first whisky drink for most people - this is an evergreen whisky that suits all occasions. Goes well with all kinds of soft drinks.