Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us with a free sample to review by the party behind it. The Whiskey Wash, while appreciative of this, did keep full independent editorial control over this article.
Easily one of the most instantly recognizable labels in the world of whisky, Johnnie Walker Black Label blended Scotch whisky traces its roots at least all the way back to 1909 when the name first appeared. Prior releases were known as “Extra Special Old Highland Whisky.” Today’s Black Label occupies the next rung above Red Label in the standard Label lineup currently offered by Johnnie Walker via international drink distributors Diageo.
This blended Scotch bears a 12-year age statement, meaning that the youngest of the many whiskies contributing to this blend must be at least 12-years old. The Johnnie Walker website claims this blend “brings together flavors from the four corners of Scotland…”