Johnnie Walker Double Black Label Scotch Whiskey
Johnnie Walker Double Black Label Scotch Whiskey is inspired by the iconic flavors of Johnnie Walker Black Label and turns them up to create a Scotch blend of unprecedented intensity. Strongly influenced by powerful and peaty West Coast and Islay Single Malts, Johnnie Walker DB is best enjoyed with water to unlock its complex layers of smoldering spice and smoke. An impressive blended scotch to share, whatever the occasion.
An interesting twist on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Double Black was rolled out for general release in 2011 after a successful launch in travel retail. DB adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavor with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style.
Nose: Slightly smoky and almost medicinal on the nose, it offers up hints of vanilla, a little tar, a touch of barbecue sauce, citrus and malt.
Palate: Good body and very creamy with a sublimely malty core. It offers up a surprising level of peat smoke which works really well. Creamy sweetness, hints of soft wood smoke, salty butter, custard and cereal grains.
Finish: Good length with notes of malt, boiled sweets, black pepper and cool smoke.