Johnnie Walker Black Label vs Blue Label
Johnnie Walker is one of the most popular brands in Scotch Whiskey, having large worldwide market. The brand has lived for almost two centuries, still retaining its pride of place. It originated from Scotland in 1820 and the brand is owned by Diageo. It was originally known as Walker’s Kilmamock Whiskey, but it became popular as Johnnie Walker after the grocer ‘John’ who first introduced it. It was branded ‘Johnny Walker’ by the legacy left behind by him.
It has five varieties now; Red Label, Black Label, Green Label, Gold Label and Blue Label. It had White Label also, but that was discontinued. Each of the five blends is unique in its flavour and mood creation.
The Johnnie Walker Black label with a trade mark of ‘Hidden Depths’ was introduced in 1870. It still retains the authenticity of its creator and currently outsells every other deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky around the globe. It is a rich and smooth blend of about 40 very best Scotland’s whiskies, ranging from the strong west coast malts and subtle east coast flavours and matured for 12 years.
The whiskey can be consumed raw, with water, soda or with ginger ale. It is taken as long drink.
The Johnnie Walker Blue label whiskey, trade marked as ‘Rare and Exclusive,” has won many awards for its excellent aroma and feel. It is the most recent addition to the house of Johnnie Walker. It’s the premium blend of the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whiskey.
Blue label is a blend of some rare and expensive malts and very superior grains, matured for a very long period, to reach its peak. It’s matured in Oak wood. The exact age of this blend is not given, but expected to be more than the age of other blends.
The house of Johnnie Walker call it as the epitome of blending, it was created to reflect the early 19th century whiskies. The whisky is hand crafted in single barrel batches of 330 bottles. Its an incredibly smooth blend of 9 exceptionally rare Scottish whiskies; a blend of most exceptional, hand selected and nurtured young and old whiskies. The whiskies are hand selected for its individuality from some of the rarest stocks.
It is also presented in a unique way in an individually numbered Baccarat crystal decanter crafted by Master Craftsmen in the world.
It’s priced high for its exceptional quality, character and flavour. It’s powerful, smooth and has the best flavour. Its flavours are influenced by the smoke of the west and the rich, sweet whiskies of the east.
The tasting of the whisky is also unique like its blend. Before sipping the whisky, take a sip of iced water and refresh your palate. You will feel the multi layers of flavours, subtle aroma of smoke, touch of spice and a hint of sweetness. The whisky gives a slow, intense, rich, and deep and multi layered experience.
Blue Label Vs Black Label
- Blue label is the premium blend of the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whiskey
- Blue label is more matured than Black label, much richer and smooth blend using exceptionally rare malts and grains.
- While tasting Blue label, you will feel the multi-layers of flavours, subtle aroma of smoke with a hint of sweetness.
- Blue label is hand crafted.
- Black label is taken as a long drink.
- High cost of Blue label, make it not affordable to all, it’s for high end market; Black label is comparatively cheap and will be a best deluxe blend for money.