Released in 2016 as the first experiment of this serie, the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish is a no age statement whisky, which is finished for six months in barrels that previously held Rye whiskey. The blend has been created using a blend of grain and malt whiskeys, as usual for the brand.
- ABV: 40%
- Casks: not declared
- Age: not declared
- Number of bottles: not declared
- Price range: € 0 – € 50
- Availability: high
TASTING NOTES JOHNNIE WALKER BLENDER’S BATCH RED RYE FINISH
Nose: there are warm malt and red fruit (strawberry and black cherry) scents, that blends together to a spicy vein, close to the white pepper. There is also a vanilla smell, that get developed after a while. The whisky results easy but nice. To complete the aromatic palette, notes of baked apple and cinnamon get developed.
Palate: the first sip is a light one, with a contained intensity. The spices are still present, but now they are closer to the black pepper and paprika. There are some suave notes of yellow fruit as well (apple). Last, a strong malt aroma reaches the palate.
Finish: short persistence and medium intensity. There are vanilla, yellow fruits, black pepper and malt.
The nose is capable of tricking, due to an interesting aromatic palette. To the palata, the Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish shows a very limited aromatic intensity. A good product to be enjoyed in a cocktail than straight.