Johnnie Walker Red
Added on Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 01:59 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Scotland
  Price: $22 Availability: Wide
A blend of "up to" 35 grain and malt whiskies.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is light but tart, with smoke in the background. Also with cotton candy, caramel, and talcum powder. The palate has an initial sweet attack, which diminishes into... well, nondescript lesser sweetness and a little sulphury smoke. There's scattered fruit/grapefruit and some malt. The short finish continues the theme, with some alcohol-y stuff, but not enough to kill the experience. Johnnie Red is decent-enough stuff, but like so many blends, this seems designed to have not much going on.  If that's your thing (or, as the blenders recommend, you're mixing this) then, well, this is your thing. 
N: A little caramel and maple syrup, solvent, hint of peat, empty desk drawers.
P: Slightly smokey, caramel, otherwise non-descript.
F: Vanishes quickly. 
All of the flavors in this are simple and rather weak.  The spirity taste is masked a bit by the grains and very little malt in this.  I do keep a 1.75 litre bottle around for blending Welsh Dragons (Modified Rob Roy) so I don't hate it but I would not drink this by itself. 



This, Glenlivet 12, and Chivas made me think I didn't like scotch back in the day before my trip to Scotland.  Two weeks and I didn't visit one distillery.  This is the only scotch that makes my stomach sour.


FU Johnnie Red




Retaste (unknown date) blind:


n: Overripe apple peel.


p: bitter and grainy





Not much here, some burnt plastic and vanilla.  Very spirity on the palate with stale notes. D+


1950's Bottling 

Light malty nose. Brewed tea and wood. Vaporous alcohol.  peat smoke and bitter greens on the palate with vanilla/ honey finish. C

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