Johnnie Walker Black Label’s iconic square bottle makes it one of the world’s most recognisable Scotch whiskies – and it’s also one of whisky critic Jim Murray’s favourite blends: ‘If there is a silkier delivery on the market today, I have not seen it: this is sublime stuff…one of the world’s most masterful whiskies back in all its complex glory’
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose: Winter spice and treacle, hints of white pepper, and a little citrus.
Palate: Rich and full with notes of wood smoke and dry spice, hints of barley and cereal with creamy toffee, and a distinct herbal note.
Finish: Quite fruity and long with a note of sultanas and mixed peels.
In 1857, Alexander Walker — Johnnie Walker’s eldest son — inherited the store and began improving its selection of single malt Scotch whiskies. In addition, Alexander had apprenticed with a tea merchant in Glasgow and there, had learned the art of blending tea. Under his stewardship, the House of Walker began blending whisky and bottling it in an iconic, square bottle adorned with a slanted label.