Johnnie Walker - Green Label £30. (Amazon)
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Johnnie Walker - Green Label £30. (Amazon)

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Found 30th Oct
Johnnie Walker Green Label is back, and this time it’s here to stay. Crafted from a palette of Speyside, Highland, Lowland and Island malts and matured for at least 15 years, it delivers all the character of a single malt whisky, but with a greater depth of flavour. Johnnie Walker Green Label is a truly unique blend to savour whilst you sit-back and unwind

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I have one of the older bottles before they stopped.

I bought this when it was on offer last time (same price) and I have to say I was underwhelmed. The novelty of it being a blend of single malts wore off very quickly and you're left with a pretty ordinary tipple. At this price you'd be better off picking up one of the many excellent entry level single malts you can buy, or even adding a couple of quid to it and picking up something older like a Glenfiddich 15.

Not had the green before. Tempted...

Buy single malt for cheaper.

georgeduncantrad1 h, 17 m ago

I bought this when it was on offer last time (same price) and I have to …I bought this when it was on offer last time (same price) and I have to say I was underwhelmed. The novelty of it being a blend of single malts wore off very quickly and you're left with a pretty ordinary tipple.


You just described every Johnnie Walker varietal.

Of the affordable ones at least. I haven't had the Gold, Platinum or Blue.

LEXIE552 h, 24 m ago

I have one of the older bottles before they stopped.


Gosh, that's nice.

thekitkatshuffler12 h, 56 m ago

You just described every Johnnie Walker varietal.Of the affordable ones at …You just described every Johnnie Walker varietal.Of the affordable ones at least. I haven't had the Gold, Platinum or Blue.


Funnily enough the Gold regularly hits the £30ish mark.

People may not like it but it is a good price.

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I'm happy with the black (Mr. Walker's amber restorative) which periodically gets offered for a price in the region of £18.

Same price at Morrisons too. If that’s easier.

jobibear23 h, 40 m ago

Buy single malt for cheaper.


Why is single malt better than a blend of malts in your opinion?

Reminds me that I have a case of the older bottles stored away somewhere!

You'll never convince me that a blend can deliver a greater depth of flavour or overall drinking experience than a single malt, and when you consider that you can buy a 15 yo single malt for little more than the ordinary cost of this, I'll never understand why people buy it. I've never tried the green label, but I have tried others in their range and to me JW is trying to resemble single malt whisky. Why then is it almost equally priced? Makes no sense to me

andrewp10 h, 18 m ago

Why is single malt better than a blend of malts in your opinion?

Single malts tend to be made by houses that are smaller and concentrate upon quality over cost. More expensive generally, but compared to overpriced mixed slosh you'll rarely come out worse.

Cialdini's discussion, in the book, Influence, of the history of Chivas Regal is great to understand the dynamics these corporations use to sell us stuff.

Try Laphroaig for £25 and come back to me if you can be bothered with a comparison test.

jobibear1 h, 12 m ago

Single malts tend to be made by houses that are smaller and concentrate …Single malts tend to be made by houses that are smaller and concentrate upon quality over cost. More expensive generally, but compared to overpriced mixed slosh you'll rarely come out worse.Cialdini's discussion, in the book, Influence, of the history of Chivas Regal is great to understand the dynamics these corporations use to sell us stuff.Try Laphroaig for £25 and come back to me if you can be bothered with a comparison test.


Having tried not far off 100 whiskies this is definitely near the top. Also it won an award at the 2017 whisky awards which suggests it's not slosh. Comparing it with Laphroaig is just silly.

scott_safc1 h, 29 m ago

You'll never convince me that a blend can deliver a greater depth of …You'll never convince me that a blend can deliver a greater depth of flavour or overall drinking experience than a single malt, and when you consider that you can buy a 15 yo single malt for little more than the ordinary cost of this, I'll never understand why people buy it. I've never tried the green label, but I have tried others in their range and to me JW is trying to resemble single malt whisky. Why then is it almost equally priced? Makes no sense to me


There's a key difference between this and their others. Also it might help to actually try it before writing it off.

This whisky is 100% malt and is at least 15 years old so your comparison is a bit strange
Edited by: "MattyGr" 31st Oct

jobibear5 h, 8 m ago

Single malts tend to be made by houses that are smaller and concentrate …Single malts tend to be made by houses that are smaller and concentrate upon quality over cost. More expensive generally, but compared to overpriced mixed slosh you'll rarely come out worse.Cialdini's discussion, in the book, Influence, of the history of Chivas Regal is great to understand the dynamics these corporations use to sell us stuff.Try Laphroaig for £25 and come back to me if you can be bothered with a comparison test.


I remember reading an extract from Jim Murray's whisky bible which I have found again

"Blends are seen by many as the poor relations to single malts. Ballantine’s 17 proves, quite spectacularly, what many of us have known for a great many years: it isn’t. A blender has the chance to create something unique and quite beautiful by putting together many whisky styles."

I wouldn't be an authority on the subject, but I know I have had both good and bad single malts and good and bad blends. I think its incorrect to say single malt is better just because its single malt
Edited by: "andrewp" 1st Nov

Yes, I don't think you read the nuanced reply I gave you.

I won't be replying to your comments any more.

That's kind of ruined my week.
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