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Spring 2018 Editor's Choice: Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Spring 2018 Editor's Choice: Johnnie Walker Blue Label

March 27, 2018 –––––– Jonny McCormick, , , ,

97 points, 40% ABV, $225

Magnificently powerful and intense. Caramels, dried peats, elegant cigar smoke, seeds scraped from vanilla beans, brand new pencils, peppercorn, coriander seeds, and star anise make for a deeply satisfying nosing experience. Silky caramels, bountiful fruits of ripe peach, stewed apple, orange pith, and pervasive smoke with elements of burnt tobacco. An abiding finish of smoke, dry spices, and banoffee pie sweetness. Close to perfection.