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Old 03-12-2016, 07:22 AM
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Default Curious on Age/Value of Johnnie Walker Red

Anyone can tell me the age/value of johnnie walker red?

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Old 03-17-2016, 07:50 AM
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This is a standard bottle of red label from the 70s. Worth $25. Drink it as a comparison with modern red - you'll be surprised at the change in flavour
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This is a standard bottle of red label from the 70s. Worth $25. Drink it as a comparison with modern red - you'll be surprised at the change in flavour
That's the second time I've heard you say that and it made me curious as to whether you like one better than the other, or is it just six of one, half a dozen of the other?
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Well they were aimed at a very different audience and hence made specifically for that market. Red from the 70s and earlier was a drink people were happy to have "neat"; it was considered a nice gift to be given etc... nowadays red is made to be drunk with mixers, it is an introduction to the world of blended scotch - Diageo recommend adding ginger ale, coke etc... in an effort to get more younger people to enjoy and drink whisky. It is still the largest selling whisky in the world, if not close to it but the volumes sold now are far greater than what was sold in the 1970s globally. So the blend has also changed. I am sure it would be fair to say that younger whiskies are now used, both grain and malt then in the 1970s.
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This is an early 1970s bottle
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