Johnnie Walker Double Black
Johnnie Walker Double Black has inspired the iconic flavors of Johnnie Walker Black Label and turns them up to create a blend of unprecedented intensity. Johnnie Walker Double Black is best enjoyed with water to unlock its complex layers of smoldering spice and smoke. An impressive blend to share, whatever the occasion.
Originally released to the travel retail market, Double Black combines the rich, malty flavor of Black Label with slightly peatier whisky and casks that were more heavily charred. The result is a toasty, smoky whisky with Johnnie Walker’s usually rich, malty core.
After hand-selecting a number of whiskies defined by hints of smoldering charcoal, crisp ash, and burnt timber, we barreled our blend to mature in deep-charred old oak casks. The result is an unquestionably smokier, more intense experience, but with deep, dark roots in a rich blend that changed the world: Johnnie walker black label. Simply put, it is black, amplified.
But the similarities end there. Double black is un-aged and different from the black label in the way it’s been blended. With this newest blend, taste trumps all. And since its recent release, accolades have solidified double black’s place within the world’s most popular scotch portfolio.
Slightly smoky and almost medicinal on the nose, it offers up hints of vanilla, a little tar, a touch of barbecue sauce, citrus, and malt.
Good body and very creamy with a sublimely malty core. It offers up a surprising level of peat smoke which works really well. Creamy sweetness, hints of softwood smoke, salty butter, custard, and cereal grains.
Good length with notes of malt, boiled sweets, black pepper, and cool smoke.