This is a blended malt that is part of Johnnie Walker’s core range (after returning from its hiatus from the lineup a year or two ago) which carries a 15 year age statement and is bottled at 43% ABV.
Nose: Pronounced citrus notes with a smoke tinged musty oak, bread dough, saltwater, and damp sawdust.
Palate: Strong oak notes here with buttermilk, lemon curd, and a salty, slightly nutty malt. Surprised to find the oak so bold given the relatively young age statement.
Finish: Oak still in the forefront turning a bit bitter with some yeast and bitter orange peels.
Rating: 79/100 – Not a bad blend, but somewhat out of balance in my opinion.
Value for the money: I think these retail around $50 which isn’t too bad a price, but I personally wouldn’t buy one at that price.