Vanilla, cracked white pepper and a briny, sherry-like nuttiness fill the nose followed by a subdued essence of banana. Opulent and toasty on the palate, it is rounded off by baking spices and a refreshing dried cherry characteristic. Breakfast cereal and tropical fruits linger long into the finish.
Nose: Sweet rich and deep notes with maraschino cherries, toffee caramel, vanilla, baked rhubarb crumble and a very thin whiff of smoke. Palate: The richness continues onto the palate, which is sweet and warming, with creamy malt, oats and cereal. A spicy vanilla cinnamon dusting too with the gentle smoke again developing.
Finish: Dark chocolate with caramalised peel. Overall: Another pleasing blend from Johnnie Walker, this is quite different from the gold label.
The earliest days of their business, the Walker family and subsequent generations of Master Blenders have crafted exclusive Scotch Whiskies for the directors of their company and for private gatherings – treasured whiskies that have only ever been shared with a select few, at special occasions. Inspired by this tradition, JOHNNIE WALKER PLATINUM LABEL™ is a supremely rich and full-flavored 18 year old Scotch Whisky, created for those truly special moments.