Wine Enthusiast 94 points - This maple syrup-toned spirit is a blend of Islay and Speyside malts, with no grain whisky added. The result is an effortless mix of lightly smoky and oaky caramel notes, and a smooth, velvety feel. A splash of branchwater amps up the peat quotient. - K.N. (Sep 2011)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - The nose is complex and playful with sweet malt, roasted nuts, smoky grains, clove, cardamom, and pepper. The palate is generous being nearly explosive with waves of malt whisky notes, treacle, toffee, and butterscotch, with a firm touch of pepper. Beaut (Mar 2012)
John Walker began selling Scotch whiskies in his Kilmarnock grocer’s shop in 1820 and quickly established an unsurpassed reputation for quality.
The Johnnie Walker name has come to represent the ultimate in Scotch whisky for connoisseurs the world over.