A special extension of the Johnnie Walker range, King George V celebrates the first Royal Warrant granted to John Walker and Sons Ltd to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household in 1934, and is apparently designed to recreate how JW might have tasted back in the day. Some Port Ellen has been used, alongside Cardhu, Lochnagar and some very old grain whisky.
Slightly disappointing bouquet features smells of roasted walnut, figs, dates and beeswax. Palate entry is honey-sweet, fruitcake-like, with flavors of pineapple, apricot and white raisins; midpalate becomes deeper with layers of oak, resin, oloroso Sherry, dark caramel, dark bittersweet chocolate and egg cream. Concludes with power and grace. Delicious.
Inspired by King George V. Crafted using some of the rarest whiskies from the four corners of Scotland. Presented in a new and contemporary fashion which recalls the era in which King George V granted the Royal Warrant to John Walker & Sons. Nose : Profound smoky initial aroma followed by sweet, fresh fruit (apples, pears, bananas) malt characteristics. Palate : Smooth with a rich, fruity sweetness.
Nose: Rich, spicy aromas with hints of Christmas pudding, brandy butter and vanilla. Slightly nutty too, with notes of ground almond and blossom.
Palate: Fruity, creamy palate entry. Creamy notes of caramel, manuka honey and a hint of very refined wood smoke. Allspice and nutmeg develop.
Finish: Nutty finish with a surge of salt caramel and biscuity malt.