Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
Johnnie Walker // Scotland
Previously only available in select global markets, the Gold Label Reserve was finally released to the U.S. in the fall of 2013. While there is no age statement on the bottle, for a limited time, the bottle has been released in a reflective gold bottle. As with all Johnnie Walker whiskies, there are a couple of dozen distilleries that constitute the blend with the Highland distillery, Clynelish, taking a prominent role.
Peated BlendA mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"The aroma is fairly intense with honey, lemon, and a dollop of peat smoke. The whisky is plush on your palate with more honey, cereal, and wood spices. It is not especially complex, but is difficult to dislike. The smoke is not a featured player here as the golden bottle supports the golden honeyed experience."