Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Premium Blended Scotch Whisky 70 cl - £30 @ Amazon
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Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Premium Blended Scotch Whisky 70 cl - £30 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Aug 2016Made hot 21st Aug 2016
Not a bad price for a rated blend at Amazon for Prime and non-Prime members. Link for a previous deal/comments and price history in first post.

Product details:

- Gold Medals at International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 and the San Francisco World Spirits 2014.

- Flavour notes: Rich fruit and vanilla alongside spicy, sweet woody notes and subtle smokiness.

- Serve suggestion: Enjoy in a tall glass with crushed ice and a slice of orange, also try it with apple juice and soda with an apple slice.

- The Celebration Luxury Blend made of vibrant malt and grain whiskies from all over Scotland.

- The ideal whisky to create cocktails with and to celebrate with friends and family.

41 Comments

Original Poster

Previous post link here.

Price history

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"The ideal whisky to create cocktails with"

... Because you wouldn't want you drink it straight?

M_z

"The ideal whisky to create cocktails with" ... Because you wouldn't want … "The ideal whisky to create cocktails with" ... Because you wouldn't want you drink it straight?



You most certainly would. A very nice whiskey from JW, and a bargain at this price.

Ordered. Cheers OP. I don't like to mix my whisky with anything though

Nice, but it ain't the same as the old 18yo JW Gold. Not that most people can tell...

Beabee

Ordered. Cheers OP. I don't like to mix my whisky with anything though



​But this is already a mix of various single malt and grain whiskies

How much is this at Duty Free?

634miyamoto

​But this is already a mix of various single malt and grain whiskies



Meant juices and soda.

634miyamoto

Nice, but it ain't the same as the old 18yo JW Gold. Not that most people … Nice, but it ain't the same as the old 18yo JW Gold. Not that most people can tell...



But you can right, so that's makes you special.

m.tesco.com/h5/….ds

Same price in tesco
Very over inflated rrp
Edited by: "AnnaMak" 21st Aug 2016

fishmaster

But you can right, so that's makes you special.



Haha

fishmaster

But you can right, so that's makes you special.



I think he/she has just copied that from one of the reviews to sound clever.

£28 in costco, still a decent price though

hot_top

How much is this at Duty Free?


depends duty free of which country you are talking about?
I've never seen any good price at any UK duty free shops,they are complete rip off and I never shop at them.
however duty free of Spain,Netherlands for example have really great prices.

Bazza71

I think he/she has just copied that from one of the reviews to sound … I think he/she has just copied that from one of the reviews to sound clever.



You mean you've just guessed and made that up off the top of your head. Please reference the quotation in one of the reviews, you won't be able to
Edited by: "fishmaster" 21st Aug 2016

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fishmaster

You mean you've just guessed and made that up off the top of your head. … You mean you've just guessed and made that up off the top of your head. Please reference the quotation in one of the reviews, you won't be able to



Not that I understand your reply.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…r=2

Bazza71

Not that I understand your … Not that I understand your reply.https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/review/B009SLYYCW/R1DD77OBVPLCPQ/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_rvw_2?ie=UTF8&cursor=2



I'm lost too I've no idea what you were questioning of me. All I know is that I made an off the cuff remark, let's leave it at that friend.

I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.

I've drunk many whiskys and can appreciate the single malts, bourbons, sickly sweet ones, "blends"... whatever however at the end of the day the differences between them all is just a bit of a different aftertaste. When you spend this much on this whisky you are buying in to the marketing/brand that is passed from person to person, father to son like a virus.

You imagine the nice shiny bottle and the crystal glass with some ice cubes, the clinking of the ice, the aged oak, the velvet box... it's all nonsense. At the end of the day you're buying in to the spell they cast over you whether you like it or not.

The fact is it is more or less gone-off fermented grain in a fancy bottle. Anything more is an illusion that you are paying for. If it was sold in a plastic milk tub would you pay £2 for it? Of course you wouldn't. Before you think this is a deal think again.

Edited by: "Garble" 21st Aug 2016

hot_top

How much is this at Duty Free?


everywhere else £44

Madness. There are dozens of (cheaper) single malts that taste way better than this.

This should be freezing cold.

fo_sho_yo

I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and … I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and can appreciate the single malts, bourbons, sickly sweet ones, "blends"... whatever however at the end of the day the differences between them all is just a bit of a different l................



I have also had my fair share of whiskies and yes, of course some of it is marketing. But I can say I prefer a dram of macallan 15 yo to a dram of jw blue label, for example, so isn't it just a matter of taste? And personally, I pay a couple of quid more for a brand I know I enjoy, or a couple of quid less, if you want to look at it that way (macallan is cheaper than blue label, by a distance). Also makes present buying for me a simpler experience

Thought this was a deal site, just wish I could get a litre of anything locally for 30 notes, U.K. Is so cheap for alcohol!

Asda have double-black on offer for £25 if anyone fancies it. Not sure it's nationwide, but I saw some in Long Eaton, Notts on Saturday. Might be useful for JW lovers here

fo_sho_yo

I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and … I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and can appreciate the single malts, bourbons, sickly sweet ones, "blends"... whatever however at the end of the day the differences between them all is just a bit of a different aftertaste. When you spend this much on this whisky you are buying in to the marketing/brand that is passed from person to person, father to son like a virus.You imagine the nice shiny bottle and the crystal glass with some ice cubes, the clinking of the ice, the aged oak, the velvet box... it's all nonsense. At the end of the day you're buying in to the spell they cast over you whether you like it or not.The fact is it is more or less gone-off fermented grain in a fancy bottle. Anything more is an illusion that you are paying for. If it was sold in a plastic milk tub would you pay £2 for it? Of course you wouldn't. Before you think this is a deal think again.



Not really sure you have a point? Are you saying, for example don't buy Glenlivet 18 and instead buy Glenlivet founders reserve for £24? It's certainly not an illusion, I can definitely tell the difference in an 18 year whisky over a non age statement/10 year old one.

fo_sho_yo

I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and … I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and can appreciate the single malts, bourbons, sickly sweet ones, "blends"... whatever however at the end of the day the differences between them all is just a bit of a different aftertaste. When you spend this much on this whisky you are buying in to the marketing/brand that is passed from person to person, father to son like a virus.You imagine the nice shiny bottle and the crystal glass with some ice cubes, the clinking of the ice, the aged oak, the velvet box... it's all nonsense. At the end of the day you're buying in to the spell they cast over you whether you like it or not.The fact is it is more or less gone-off fermented grain in a fancy bottle. Anything more is an illusion that you are paying for. If it was sold in a plastic milk tub would you pay £2 for it? Of course you wouldn't. Before you think this is a deal think again.

fo_sho_yo

I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and … I think all this whisky for £30 is nonsense.I've drunk many whiskys and can appreciate the single malts, bourbons, sickly sweet ones, "blends"... whatever however at the end of the day the differences between them all is just a bit of a different aftertaste. When you spend this much on this whisky you are buying in to the marketing/brand that is passed from person to person, father to son like a virus.You imagine the nice shiny bottle and the crystal glass with some ice cubes, the clinking of the ice, the aged oak, the velvet box... it's all nonsense. At the end of the day you're buying in to the spell they cast over you whether you like it or not.The fact is it is more or less gone-off fermented grain in a fancy bottle. Anything more is an illusion that you are paying for. If it was sold in a plastic milk tub would you pay £2 for it? Of course you wouldn't. Before you think this is a deal think again.






You don't know much about whisky if you think there is no difference. The very reason you buy it is for taste experience or we would all just be drinking cheap vodka, yes it is expensive but demand is outstripping supply (with malts) some of us prefer to drink less and enjoy the flavor and taste experience.

Regarding this deal i would go get a highland park 12 from Tesco for £25 pounds over this and save a £5. in fact i would go for almost any age statement Single Malt over this.

Same price in Tesco

Given it heat but it just seems a lot for something that's a blend and not a single malt.

motherfunk

You don't know much about whisky if you think there is no difference. The … You don't know much about whisky if you think there is no difference. The very reason you buy it is for taste experience or we would all just be drinking cheap vodka, yes it is expensive but demand is outstripping supply (with malts) some of us prefer to drink less and enjoy the flavor and taste experience. Regarding this deal i would go get a highland park 12 from Tesco for £25 pounds over this and save a £5. in fact i would go for almost any age statement Single Malt over this.


Did you even read my comment? Next time you start spouting crap, maybe read the comment your gonna spout crap about.

MattyGr

Not really sure you have a point? Are you saying, for example don't buy … Not really sure you have a point? Are you saying, for example don't buy Glenlivet 18 and instead buy Glenlivet founders reserve for £24? It's certainly not an illusion, I can definitely tell the difference in an 18 year whisky over a non age statement/10 year old one.


If you read the first line you will see my point.

You are either extremely stupid or a troll. I'm verging on a troll considering you start talking about a situation totally unrelated to my point.

fo_sho_yo

If you read the first line you will see my point. You are either … If you read the first line you will see my point. You are either extremely stupid or a troll. I'm verging on a troll considering you start talking about a situation totally unrelated to my point.



You have a point?...

Keyboard warrior, calm down....

When did this place turn into Mumsnet?

I am looking to purchase a decent bottle of something as a gift, and this seems decent to me. However I know very little of whisky, if people can recommend something nicer than this around this price point, with good packaging, I would appreciate!

ugg blended whisky, OK for the homeless in Glasgow, but if your taste buds work go for a nice aged single malt

Asphyz

I am looking to purchase a decent bottle of something as a gift, and this … I am looking to purchase a decent bottle of something as a gift, and this seems decent to me. However I know very little of whisky, if people can recommend something nicer than this around this price point, with good packaging, I would appreciate!



Dont discount all blend there are some great. here are a few good whiskys you cant knock, there are 100s more.

Whisky is a matter of taste but you can go wrong with any of the below but there are 100s more worth a shout. Also some blends are great, i don't buy many but don't discount.

Glenfarclas 15 - Solid Drammer, 17 is good also. Older bottles if you have the pallate.
Springbank 10 big fan and love their organic bottlings
New Kilkerran 12 is amazing
lagavulin 16
Edited by: "motherfunk" 22nd Aug 2016

fo_sho_yo

If you read the first line you will see my point. You are either … If you read the first line you will see my point. You are either extremely stupid or a troll. I'm verging on a troll considering you start talking about a situation totally unrelated to my point.



For a start you don't put ice in good whisky so no Not a troll but someone who actually drinks a bit of whisky. I read your comment. lets look at Glenfarclas, it does very little marketing and produces a quality product and a good price for its age without any nonsense. It is not just the simple difference between the aftertaste. It is how long it is stored, how much stock they have from that production period, how much is lost to angels share, current market demand etc... I appreciate buying an expensive bottle that 3 generations of staff have looked after and to me that has value. Its not marketing nonsense unless you get into non age statement which is a symptom of low stocks of older barrels.




Edited by: "motherfunk" 22nd Aug 2016

Wibblefish

ugg blended whisky, OK for the homeless in Glasgow, but if your taste … ugg blended whisky, OK for the homeless in Glasgow, but if your taste buds work go for a nice aged single malt



Richard Paterson, who is a master whisky blender, this chap knows more than you ever will about blended Whisky >

youtube.com/wat…weo

Scapa at £32.00 is a much better prospect in my opinion. Nothing wrong with this deal though, I would just rather have the Scapa.

Scapa Skiren, 70 cl amazon.co.uk/dp/…79G

Bazza71

I think he/she has just copied that from one of the reviews to sound … I think he/she has just copied that from one of the reviews to sound clever.



​No, i use to regularly drink the old gold label but switched to drinking entry level single malts during credit crunch; tried the gold label earlier this year, but it definitely is different from the old stuff.

I don't have to sound clever, I am clever. I have a PhD from a top uni and a MBA from a not so top uni...

motherfunk

For a start you don't put ice in good whisky so no Not a troll but … For a start you don't put ice in good whisky so no Not a troll but someone who actually drinks a bit of whisky. I read your comment. lets look at Glenfarclas, it does very little marketing and produces a quality product and a good price for its age without any nonsense. It is not just the simple difference between the aftertaste. It is how long it is stored, how much stock they have from that production period, how much is lost to angels share, current market demand etc... I appreciate buying an expensive bottle that 3 generations of staff have looked after and to me that has value. Its not marketing nonsense unless you get into non age statement which is a symptom of low stocks of older barrels.



Putting ice in whisky is besides the point.

Now, I see that you attribute its cost/value not just to its taste... interesting. You attribute the extra value/cost to it being kept in storage for years and also how scarce it is from artificially created market powers.

You are a prime example of how sold in to this whisky marketing someone can be.

Next you'll be talking about how it is worth much more because it has been kept in some sunken ship's oak casks for decades.
Edited by: "Garble" 22nd Aug 2016

fo_sho_yo

Putting ice in whisky is besides the point.Now, I see that you attribute … Putting ice in whisky is besides the point.Now, I see that you attribute its cost/value not just to its taste... interesting. You attribute the extra value/cost to it being kept in storage for years and also how scarce it is from artificially created market powers.You are a prime example of how sold in to this whisky marketing someone can be.Next you'll be talking about how it is worth much more because it has been kept in some sunken ship's oak casks for .



Dont be silly, obviously it comes down to more than the taste when it comes to price, not an opinion, a fact. Older whisky has been stored longer and CURRENTLY there is a lack of older whisky hence it costs more. not a case of anything to do with me, its a problem that not enough was laid down before the 90s when single malt was not as popular and nobody predicted the boom, that is all, simple supply and demand. Now larger companies charge much more for older whisky and do manipulate prices and create non age statement nonsense but some relative bargains can be had if you know the age sweet spot on some less marketed quality whisky.


Edited by: "motherfunk" 22nd Aug 2016
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