Smell / Nose / Aroma
Honey, raisin, apricot, spice, and a slight earthy peat smoke.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet, honeyed subtle fruitiness (peach, mango, apricot) with hints of earthy smoke and wood spice.
Soft, sweet, light smoke and wood spice.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
I prefer this over the platinum, but i like whisky that is a little sweeter. Still has depth and smoke and pepper that the platinum has, just not as smoke forward
It is a classic, delicate, 18 Year Old Blended Whisky with a honeyed life, that leads to a long & soft death with a hint of spice!
Sweet and smoky, smooth at palate with notes of honey, raisins and peppermint with a bit of earth. Medium-long aftertaste of vanilla and oak.
Not a big fan of the taste
Slightly sweet, honeyed impression, bit waxy, apricot, peach and mango. Easy to drink
This is a tasty dram. Very similar to black label but more refined. It's sweeter up front with more layers of flavor particularly has a taste of honey mid palate that differentiates it. Finishes a touch smoother but with a lighter overall smokiness. Hard to really define it but a more refined black label sums it up in my book. All in all yummy but not sure it's worth double the price of black label
For me this is a fantastic drink, and great value for money. Definitely my go to whiskey.
Superior to Blue Label and at a better price point! What's not to like?