Johnnie Walker Blue Label is made from a few exceptional, powerfully-flavored whiskies. It is the ultimate luxury Scotch Whisky and supplies of Blue Label are very limited by the rarity and expense of the whiskies used in the blend.
At the heart of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is Royal Lochnagar, a rare malt distilled near Balmoral, the Queen's holiday home. Around 15 other mature and precious whiskies are added to balance Blue Label perfectly - 'a blend that cannot be beat' said Alexander Walker, 1888.
Nose: Harmonious and perfectly balanced; hints of smokiness and a real depth of sherry character, with hits of raisins and toasted nuts.
Palate: Hugely flavorful with a rich peatiness, deep smoke and traces of spice. Develops into intense flavors of oak, dark-chocolate and rich home-made Dundee cake. Characteristics from the Cardhu distillery, Benrinnes and other Speyside malts combine to provide the rich sherry and oak flavors. Royal Lochnagar from the tiny Highland distillery gives a rich sweetness with hints of freshness. Mature grains give an oak and vanilla character, while Caol Ila brings the deep, pungent spice and smoke.
Finish: Well balanced, long and intense, with hints of smoke, Islay seaweed and vintage oaks.