Another fine blend malt whisky from Johnnie Walker, the Green Label expression has had a rather tumultuous existence being discontinued in 2012, before being reinstated into the Johnnie Walker inventory in 2016.
Initially launched as the Johnnie Walker Pure Malt 15-year-old, it is one of the two blended malt whiskies in the Johnnie Walker inventory, with the Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve. This means that the Green Label and Gold Label Reserve expressions contain no grain whiskies, and are made up exclusively of single malt Scotch whiskies.
As compared to other popular expressions from Johnnie Walker, the Green Label carries an age-statement of 15 years, which means the youngest Scotch whisky used to blend it is at least 15 years old.
The Johnnie Walker Green Label draws its characteristics from source whiskies from four different regions of Scotland; the Speyside, the Highlands, the Lowlands and the Scottish Isles.
Touted as the ‘richest Johnnie Walker blend’ due to the distinct nature of the source whiskies used in the blend, it is matured in American and European Oak barrels.
Johnnie Walker Green Label blended malt whisky was first introduced in the market back in 1997, and has an alcohol percentage of 43% ABV.
By marrying single malt whiskies created using 4 different styles of Scotch whiskies from different regions of Scotland, the Green Label borrows distinct characteristics from all its source whiskies.
Fresh fruit with hints of rich vanilla, sandalwood and pepper with crisp hints of cut grass.
Oak and Cedar with traces of fresh tropical fruits and fragrant, floral notes.
A long, smoky finish with peaty notes, and flavor of sea salt.