smoky
charred
peaty
spicy
honey
pepper
lemon zest
sweet
molasses
Spiral Johnnie Walker Double Black

Johnnie Walker
Double Black
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dense and rich with molasses and pumpkin spice with a bit of lemon zest and pepper

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Nicely complex with charred wood, brown butter, sultanas, and warm smoked honey.

Finish
Medium with soft smoke and spice
Price:
$39.99
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Johnnie Walker Double Black is adored for its smoky, charred, peaty and spicy flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Johnnie Walker distillery.

Based on 492 votes, the average rating for Johnnie Walker Double Black is 7.4/10.

Top reviews for Johnnie Walker Double Black:

— If you like a nice Smokey taste to be part of a quality scotch you will not be disappointed.

— Great taste, very smooth!

— Smooth rich Smokey flavor. In love with this drink.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Other Scotch Whisky
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40.0%
  • Distillery
    Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker Double Black

(0.75l, 40.0%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Johnnie Walker Double Black
guest
guest,
Smoky, peaty ,charred with a bit of sweetness with a bit of bite on the back end. Solid sipper
 
Derek
Derek,
Very Smokey but good if that’s what you’re going for.
 
Andy
Andy,
If you like a nice Smokey taste to be part of a quality scotch you will not be disappointed.
 
George
George,
I liked the Smokey flavor
 
Tracy
Tracy,
I tend to imbibe to reset the stress of the day, to clear the path to tomorrow, and to appreciate the present. Warm afterburn, not a strong kick up front, definitely not for children
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Appearance: Color is copper, decent legs... Nose: Mild campfire smoke, faint grilled meat and salinity, mildly sweet malty backbone... Palate: Honey and dry smoke on front of the palate, evolving into peat spice with hints of vanilla. Lacks the depth of many single malts, but the basic flavors are appealing... Mouthfeel: Average... Finish: Faint linger of the peat spice... Overall: Great value for getting some peat, but lacks the depth of (more expensive) single malts. A nice in between option.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Too Black
 
Heath
Heath,
Many people give the JW a bad wrap but I like this Whisky. Especially if you have friends over that you are trying to get into whisky. A small amount of smoke, the vanillas, and light on the dark fruit notes. I always keep a bottle of this around.
 
guest
guest,
Less peat smoke on the nose than JW Black, little more charred and a little lemon zest. Palate is initially spicy and then some honey. Got a little pepper on the finish.
 
John
John,
Harsher for a scotch. Close to a bourbon
 
Alex
Alex,
Its extra Smokey, and I enjoy it!
 
Bryan
Bryan,
A solid go to. Smokey with small subtle hints of iodine and oak. Pretty smooth with a short finish.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Great taste, very smooth!
 
Newell
Newell,
I love the peaty ones. This is a great every day peaty bit of peace.
 
Paul
Paul,
Perfectly blended smooth smoke flavor. I would never refuse a sip of this. For the price and the smoothness this is a must try.
 
Ron
Ron,
My go to.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Love the spice and smokey flavor. What a complement for an after dinner drink after eating a grilled steak.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Has a great smoke flavor that I didn’t realize I would enjoy. The next flavors come in subtly after the smoke and give a good diverse taste to enjoy
 
Carter
Carter,
Really Interesting flavors. Not a huge fan of the overbearing peat smoke flavor but I respect the change in whiskey flavor. A tasty blend but a blend that could use some more flavor profile.
 
guest
guest,
The smoky smell is slicely better than regular black
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth rich Smokey flavor. In love with this drink.
 
Charlotte
Charlotte,
The scent of smoke is so amazing! It makes me feel cozy. On the tongue it’s very strong and spicy. I have a hard time discerning any other flavors because of the spice. The aftertaste is nice and earthy. I would use it in mixed drinks. I don’t enjoy it as a stand alone.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Sweeter than I would like but still surprisingly smoky. I absolutely loved peated Islay Type scotches and I was stunned to find that Johnnie Walker made a whisky with a similar flavor profile.
 
Todd
Todd,
Overall this is nice and drinkable. My biggest complaint would be that it feels a bit watered down, probably due to the 40% ABV - I would not have this with water or ice. I'd have to do a side by side taste test to know if I liked it more than JW Black - but I'm guessing I'd prefer the Double Black. I doubt I'd buy another bottle of this, but I'll grab this one off the shelf when I want something easy to drink.
 
James
James,
Meh. More of a chore than a pleasure.
 
Noelle
Noelle,
I love Johnny Walker in general (I may be a minority there) but this blend in particular I enjoy and found to be an upgrade from the 'black' namesake. The flavor is single-mindedly smokey. I appreciate the conviction, and I give thanks by repurchasing... One note: someone else has commented that it does not age particularly well, I agree with that...so drink up!
 
guest
guest,
Same taste as black but with some smoke
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Especially strong smokeness for a blended scotch, that holds up especially well with cocktails and mixed drinks. Takes the complexity of traditional Black Label and added additional flavors.
 
Steven
Steven,
Regular black is better
 
Jose
Jose,
This blended scotch really opens up nicely with a few drops of water, we’ll rounded experience, definitely one to try if you like peaty and Smoky notes.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Very fun to drink. Tastes very much like a scotch but without much bite.
 
Eric
Eric,
Good flavor, very smoky on the back end.
 
David
David,
Smokin!
 
guest
guest,
a great amount of smoke, decently smooth for the price. would buy again, at least until I graduate
 
Gary
Gary,
This is not a bad scotch. Much more flavor than the regular black version.
 
Mark
Mark,
My go-to for an inexpensive good lightly smoked drink.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is the second, and last, version of JW I am going to try. I just can't wrap my head around the blended scotch. It just doesn't have a pleasant finish. I gave it to my son to mix with Coke.
 
guest
guest,
Not bad much better red
 
Dmitriy
Dmitriy,
Very nice peated scotch
 
Derek
Derek,
Another great product from JW. This version has a higher amount of peat and smoke than the JW Black. Great price for a daily drinker. I always keep this stocked.
 
Michael
Michael,
smooth, rich, smoky
 
Michael
Michael,
Great bottle...love the smoke
 
Owen
Owen,
I like the peat
 
Robert
Robert,
I really love the flavor of the bottle. This is a keeper for my Bar
 
Scott
Scott,
pretty smokey much darker in color
 
Pierre
Pierre,
This is the strangest Johnnie Walker blend I have ever had. The first time you open the bottle and have a tasting the flavors are vibrant with fruit, honey, small bit of spice and a slight peat finish. But after 24 hours that vibrancy and peat seem to disappear and the entire flavor profile changes. I find it really hard to recommend this one. Once this bottle is done I am pretty sure it will not return to my bar.
 
Justin
Justin,
A bit smokier than Black Label, so if you want a bit more smoke, go for this one. Honestly, I think the normal Black Label is more balanced and I'll probably just stick to that.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Love it! Smoother then black, love the oaky flavor. A daily or weekly drink for me
 
Sean
Sean,
Love it. Surprisingly close to my experience with Talisker. Also very rich and smoky.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smokey flavor stands out and the spice is accurate. Interesting flavor.
 
Brian
Brian,
Overall this is a decent Scotch. It will not be one I purchase again. Other reviewers have well said that it has a smokey flavor, which means that on the back side the smoky flavor comes up after you have swallowed. It is not a Scotch to drink, it is a sipping Scotch. Compared to many other Scotches, those at least 12yo and up, it is not nearly as smooth. If you want an interesting flavor experience, then this is a good Scotch to enjoy and share. If you are looking for it to be twice as smooth and refined as Johnny Black, it isn't.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
A classic black label taste with added smokiness. This is a great sip for the price point.
 
Heather
Heather,
Smoky finish. Smooth and easy to drink
 
Rich
Rich,
Nice finish. Very smooth.
 
Robert
Robert,
Very smooth taste.
 
David
David,
The extra dose of Laugavulin makes this blend extrordinary.
 
David
David,
Just the right amount of smoke flavor, and incredibly smooth at this price.
 
CYBUL
CYBUL,
Liked it, a hint of smoke, fairly smooth.
 
Ed
Ed,
Very good, smokey flavors, excellent on ice.
 
guest
guest,
The best of every corners of Scotland in one bottle
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Probably the most friendly smokey scotch i have tried to date. Great blend. Just wish it was a cork.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Just another wonderful product from Johnnie Walker. Very smooth, just slightly smokier than the regular black label. A hint of anise which gives you a slight mouth numbing affect but not overly powerful as with some of the peatier Islay single malts. A must have for any fan of Johnnie Walker.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth with smoky glow around it. Coats my mouth.
 
Ben
Ben,
Nose: Oak, smoke, pepper, caramel. Taste: Spices, toasty smokey notes, pepper, licorice, aniseed. If I’m looking for a decent well made Scotch with some smoke influence but nothing too overly complicated this is always one of my go to blends.
 
Carolyn
Carolyn,
A smooth and excellent taste.
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
Smooth, oaky and complex.
 
Tim
Tim,
If you like smokey whisky, you may like this one as a daily drink. It goes very well with a smooth cigar. Note, this is not for people who don't like peaty\smokey whisky.
 
Ethan
Ethan,
A little smoky for my taste but still a good drinking whiskey
 
Michael
Michael,
prefer the single black
 
Brian
Brian,
A step above black label
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Not a fan. Tried it straight, on rocks, with water and mixed. Its has an odd flavor to it and I dont find it pleasant.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
As i stated earlier about the brandy I am new to this and have no knowledge on what is supposed to be good and what isnt. I do know what I like though. I didn't care much for it straight but did like it on the rocks once it was watered down a little. I am excited to try others and learn more about this fascinating world.
 
Dietrich
Dietrich,
Rather overpowering peat, smoke, ashtray... gotta be in the mood for this one.
 
guest
guest,
Enjoyable
 
Amy
Amy,
A really solid everyday scotch. Smoky but smooth, good neat.
 
Joe
Joe,
It's Johnnie, but after smoking a magnum
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A very nice smokey flavor. I am enjoying this very much
 
RAHSHEEN
RAHSHEEN,
Just a good sipping blended whiskey. You know what you’re going to get every glass and the finish is perfect.
 
Ezra
Ezra,
Smells great with great flavor. Although has an aftertaste I'm not fond of.
 
Donald
Donald,
To whom it may concern,it was a gift I did find the empty bottle I do not know if I can get anyone to say about the flaviuor not but I do know that not one had a complaint thank you Donald B. Thorne jr Catskill Mtns New York
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Very rich smoky flavor.
 
guest
guest,
Aroma: smoky (bonfire smoke), vanilla, citrus, biscuits, caramel, Taste: Spicy, sweetness Almost seems like a single malt because it’s so heavy on the smoke
 
John
John,
Smokie
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Good
 
arthur
arthur,
Good but a little to smokey for me I was expecting more flavor or a step up from black I thought regular black far better as far as taste.
 
Maxwell
Maxwell,
Not bad for a blended whisky.
 
Leo
Leo,
This tasted watered down. Very disappointed and the reason I’ll never buy another bottle of Johnnie. So many better brands out there.
 
Viet
Viet,
it’s very smoky and charred. I mix it with freshly pressed ginger juice with a squeeze of lemon and a drop of honey.
 
Brenden
Brenden,
As smoky as I had hoped for and fairly smooth to boot. 8.5 rounds to 9 stars.
 
roberto
roberto,
really oaky and smokey
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smokey
 
Matthew
Matthew,
If I'm picking up a bottle for everyday use this is my choice.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not Laphroaig but it shouldn't be. Lighter in every way and a nice, later in the evening, nitecap.
 
David
David,
Smooth and excellent
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth finish
 
LaShun
LaShun,
Love the taste very smooth.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Just a heavier mouth feel and stronger flavor than JW Black, which is itself an excellent blend. Probably the best JW value lies between Black and Double Black.
 
Alfredo
Alfredo,
I like the smoky flavor and the smoothness
 
guest
guest,
Rupniecisks.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Great smell, smooth tasting.
 
David
David,
Dark and Smokey, yet smooth and refined.
 
Mariano
Mariano,
Very nice smokey flavor. A must in my whisky bar.
 
David
David,
smooth, light smoke and mild caramel, spice is faint, no-nose, is only ETOH, long finish, not strong oak,
 
Sean
Sean,
One of my favorites
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Love it!
 
Royce
Royce,
Very oaky and smokey!! Awesome finish! Great value!
 
Brian
Brian,
Deep rich smoke that I love, good with a cola or over ice straight.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and amazing.
 
Marjetica
Marjetica,
I like ! Smoke and vanilla-sweet ...
 
guest
guest,
Smooth as silk
 
guest
guest,
Great! Spicy! Very smoke! Cinnamon, cloves, black pepper notes
 
sarah
sarah,
Guilty pleasure blended malt
 
guest
guest,
The more I drink it now especially neat with a bit of water. I can smell a prominent bourbon or grain whisky smell. sour acrid smell.
 
Mark
Mark,
The next step after trying Black Label.
 
guest
guest,
Very rich in peatiness, lovely whisky blend from old malts for a fair price.
 
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