I have not updated this blog for a while. I have not stopped trying great new beers just been busy on other things.
I attended a function recently and a bottle of a Johny Walker scotch I had not seen before was place on every table (followed by another and another and another…)
I like a good scotch and there are a few Single Malts which I prefer. Generally I don’t bother with the blends but there are a few that are also very good. I normally do not consider Johnny Walker to be amongst them. Especially the Black Label. When I grew up Red Label was common and Black Label was special. These days you hardly ever see any Red Label. I don’t consider Black Label to be a good scotch. I think its good for mixing only and these days I don’t do soft drinks so I don’t do many mixed drinks.
The two Johnny Walker scotch bottles that were placed on our table was very different from any others I have seen. As far as a scotch goes it’s ok, but nothing amazing, what is amazing is the packaging which I did not take a picture of. It Very elaborate boxes. Fantastic presentation in fact. The bottle are also very different from the normal Johnny Walker boxes. In fact i thought it was a brandy when I first saw the bottle.
I guess one was meant to be better than the other but the difference was not apparent to me. Perhaps the bottles of Premier came out after we had already finished a few bottles of the 21 and my taste buds were exhausted. Both were relatively smooth. I had it on the rocks. I still prefer a good single malt