Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin is the Islay representative of the Origin series, which the brand released for Duty Free in 2019.

Consisting of 4 different blends of whiskeys, Highlands, Speyside, Lowlands and Islay, each matured for 12 years, the Origin series emphasizes the different whiskey regions of Scotland and the rich taste of these regions.

in your blend Lagavulin and Caol Ila Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin is a Blended Malt with an alcohol grade of .

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Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin (Blended Malt, 42% abv)

Nose: Intense peat, soot and iodine aromas are accompanied by the smell of dry meat and burnt plastic. Sooty and medicinal smells are dominant. With the aeration of the glass, I smelled light toffee and orange scents.

Palate: Sooty, salty and spicy flavors are quite distinct. Salt and spice, I can say a little ahead of the work. Spices are especially strong. However, it is quite easy to drink. I also tasted honey and lime flavors, albeit very few.

Finish: A medium length, warm finish with salt, spice and sooty flavors.

Overall: Islay Origin is peat enough to look like an Islay malt on the nose and surprisingly easy-drinking on the palate. I can only say that I searched for richer tastes such as a Black Label or Green Label…

I can say that I feel more Caol Ila effects than Lagavulin in the blend that contains Lagavulin and Caol Ila malts.

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Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin
On the nose, it is peaty enough to look like an Islay malt, and on the palate it is surprisingly easy-drinking. I can say that I feel more Caol Ila effects than Lagavulin in the blend that contains Lagavulin and Caol Ila malts.
Nose85%
Palate84%
Finish84%
Overall84%
84%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (18 Votes)
71%

One Response

  1. Mehmet

    When I saw that it was an Islay blend and contained Lagavulin, I bought it with great enthusiasm. However, it tasted very medicinal. It almost gave me the feeling of having a tincture diode bottle stuck in my head. After a few sips, I started to like it. I found it satisfactory in terms of body but also angular. When I had the opportunity to taste it side by side with Black Label, it was a very pleasant experience to notice these flavors in BL and it reminded me how successful BL was in terms of “balance”.

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