This is not a dream. That bottle of Johnnie Walker Green Label is indeed sitting on the shelves of your favourite liquor store. The Scotch whiskey juggernaut listened, and is bringing back its previously prominent member of its label series after 5 years of silence. Bottled at 43%ABV with a 15 year age statement, it is an anticipated blend of single malts, and only single malts; Talisker from Skye, Speysiders Linkwood and Cragganmore and Cao Ila from Islay. Since 6 April 2017, these honey-hued beauties have been retailing at S$101 across the island*.
*Map for selected retail stores and e-commerce partners.
A sip in, and it is no mystery as to why the series won a string of international awards including the Double Gold and Best Blended Scotch at the San Francisco Competition back in 2006 and 2007. This interesting blend is made up of only single malts from the four signature points of Scotch, matured for at least 15 years in American and European oak.
Inviting you in with hints of vanilla, orchard fruits, all spice and a subtle smoke, the Green Label quickly builds up the senses (and our anticipation). Many quickly praised how the flavors worked hand-in-hand upon the first taste. The palate is an interplay of a subtle sweetness akin to honey, warm spice and light nuttiness, with a soft, medium-long finish carrying a wisp of smoke. Pronounced and vibrant, all while staying well-balanced and smooth.
Without question, the Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Yo is a satisfying and effortlessly drinkable dram. Top that up with an irresistible price point of S$101, this is the best Johnnie Walker, dollar for dollar, in the market.
For more information, head on over to https://www.johnniewalker.com/en-sg/.