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dsmoke39 05-25-2015 04:31 AM

JW Red VS. Black
 
Im curious exactly what the difference is between Johnnie Walker red label and black label? I know JW black is aged 12 years but how long is the red aged for? If any?

Let me know plz

Thanks!!!

renan576 05-26-2015 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by dsmoke39 (Post 128439)
Im curious exactly what the difference is between Johnnie Walker red label and black label? I know JW black is aged 12 years but how long is the red aged for? If any?

Let me know plz

Thanks!!!

The red label is probably aged 3 years.

All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years and one day. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed-age whisky.

Particulary I hate the taste of Red Label. lol

jamesharry1 07-09-2015 06:17 AM

JW Red VS. Black
 
Johnnie Walker Black comprising of rich dried fruits, the lingering creamy toffee hint pleases the palate and perfectly complements the smooth and smoky finish and combining around 40 single malt grain whiskies, and when comes to Johnnie Walker Red It is characterized by full-bodied and pungent flavors with notes of herbs and heather with hints of fruits and honey.

dexx 04-23-2021 12:48 PM

I'm not a fan of either. Red tastes harsh to me. Black is only a little better.

Islay Peat 04-29-2021 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by renan576 (Post 128441)
Particulary I hate the taste of Red Label.

You're not alone there!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dexx (Post 131324)
I'm not a fan of either. Red tastes harsh to me. Black is only a little better.

Once again, my feelings exactly.
The lowest Johnnie Walker I've had that was 'drinakable' was the Double Black, and I don't think I've even seen it anywhere recently.

john_b 05-04-2021 01:41 PM

I've tried several in the JW line: Black is fair. I enjoy the Green label, and tend to keep a bottle. Gold Reserve was just OK, seemed a bit rough around the edges. The 18 year old is pleasant, and I may buy another bottle someday. I haven't tried Blue yet, and likely won't anytime soon.


The thing about the JW line is they're all 40% ABV, except the Green, which is 43%. I think, but not 100% sure, the Green is blended using all malt whiskies, whereas the rest of the line has at least some grain whisky in the blend.


But, most of the time I'm sipping a Single Malt, currently working my way through a bottle of Glendronach 21 Parliament. :)


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