The pinnacle whisky of the House of Walker — it is the epitome of blending—, just like the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph ref. 102337 —reviewed here— is one of the pinnacles of Montblanc timepieces. Created to reflect the style of whiskies in the early 19th century, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is created using some of the rarest casks from the Johnnie Walker stocks, the largest in the world. The casks are hand-selected and set aside for their exceptional quality, character and flavor. The character of Blue Label is truly unique; it is complex, powerful, incredibly smooth and retains the Johnnie Walker signature smokiness.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label sets the standard, with layers and layers of flavor from hand-selected, rare casks from across the distilling regions of Scotland. Its flavors are influenced by the smoke of the west and the rich, sweet whiskies of the east. The smoke is supplied from the unique, closed distillery of Port Ellen and is powerful, slow and resonant. It’s a slower whisky to evolve but has enormous depth.
To fully enjoy this exceptional whisky, start by serving Blue Label neat in a tumbler, nosing the whisky carefully. The signature serve represents the best way to fully appreciate the extraordinary taste of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It’s a slow, intense, rich, deep and multi-layered experience. The powerful aromas from the west coast are balanced with hints of sweetness and depth. Take a sip of iced water before your first sip of whisky to make sure the palate is cooled and refreshed.
Your first taste will reveal an explosion of flavor on the tongue, which then resonates throughout your palate.The layers of flavor develop and unfold and the finish continues with more and more flavors developing. Then there’s a rich and uniquely long and satisfying finish of smoke and pepper, ending with a glorious touch of spice.
For many of you, Blue Label is unparalleled; however, others perceive it as an overrated whisky. Just exactly how some watch collectors feel about Montblanc timepieces. To us, this exceptional whisky is just as good as the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph ref. 102337 on our wrist.
Sticker Price $190 USD, Montblanc watch not included. For more info on Johnnie Walker click here.