Whisky

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years

Blended Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker has launched Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years, previously known as Johnnie Walker Platinum Label.

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years

Jim Beveridge, Master Blender sought to create a smooth and complex whisky with distinctive, big flavours but as older malts can become quite constrained over time, he unlocked their flavour by using small, carefully judged quantities of 18-year-old Lowland grain whisky. A short film which follows Jim Beveridge in his pursuit of the ultimate 18-year-old blended Scotch whisky can be viewed here.

Up to 18 different whiskies were chosen for their flavour and character, including classic Speyside malts, such as Cardhu, Glen Elgin and Auchroisk for their sweetness and elegance; fruity and complex Highland Malts including Blair Athol and aged island malts to introduce a subtle smoke.

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years Tasting Notes:

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • ABV: 40%
  • Colour:
  • Nose: sweet, fruity aromas with vanilla, toffee, caramel and hint of smoke
  • Palate: very smooth with notes of dark fruit mainly cherries, creamy vanilla, malted cereal and subtle almonds; reveals gentle smoke on subsequent sips
  • Finish: lingers with notes of dark chocolate and subtle smoke
  • RRP: $124.99 for a 700ml bottle

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks and pairs well with dark chocolate. 

Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years is available at liquor stores across Australia at RRP $124.99 for a 700ml bottle.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.