Johnnie Walker Platinum
Johnnie Walker // Scotland
Platinum is the latest whisky to be added to the Johnnie Walker arsenal. Launched in August 2013, this blended whisky should be noted for its age statement which many blenders, Johnnie among them, have been removing from their labels. The 18 year old whisky is assembled from 20-25 different distilleries.
Peated BlendA mix of grains and malted barley. From more than one distillery. Dried with peat.
"The whisky is fashionably late to show up, but what an impression it makes when it finally does. There's not much on the nose, initially, except raisins and a wisp of smoke. You taste it and the whisky is still playing coy, and then BAM! The flavors completely flood your palate. Dried fruits, nuts, cereal, dark chocolate, dark honey, violets, dried herbs--the list seems endless. The pleasant aftertaste lingers with lightly charred smoke and fruity sherry notes. "