If you want to try out a premium blended Scotch whisky Blue Label is the one to try out. Blue Label is a part of the Jonnie Walker series and has been much appreciated. The Jonnie Walker brand has been in the business of whisky making since the early 1800’s. What started off as a small enterprise by John Walker has today transformed itself into an empire today. Presently Jonnie Walker is owned by the global alcoholic beverage company, Diageo.
Ironically the brand Jonnie Walker became famous only after the original founder passed away in 1857. It was his son and grandson who worked hard to establish this brand of Scotch whisky and made it touch legendary heights. Today there are many blends that have been produced by this brand. The Jonnie Walker Red Label, Green Label, Black Label, Green Label, Double Black Label, Gold Label and Blue Label whiskies have achieved an almost iconic status in the world of fine Scotch whisky.
The Blue Label has been presented as one of Jonnie Walkers most premium whiskey blends. It is packaged differently and is presented in a blue silk lined box along with a certificated of authenticity. It is interesting to note that each of these bottles has an individual serial number. However the age of the bottle is never declared for a Blue Label.
The Blue Label whiskey is easily one of the most expensive brands of blended Scotch whiskies available in the market today. One of the people who favored the Blue Label Whisky was Richard Nixon. Some critics might say that the price at which this blended Scotch comes is ridiculous but the fascination and mystery surrounding this smooth blend silences them quietly.
This whisky has been favored by many celebrities and public figures and has been given very high ratings. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, gave the Blue Label a rating of 9 ¼ and described it as a whisky that was not only lovely but also very luxurious. Whiskey expert Dave Bloom also gave the Blue Label a stunning rating of 9.
So what makes the Blue Label such a hit amongst many despite it being a blended scotch? It could be because the Blue Label is a very rare malt. It is distilled in a place called Balmoral which also happens to be the venue for the holiday home of none other than the Queen herself. This whisky has the perfect balance of fifteen other blended whiskies giving it its exceptional flavor and fine taste. This whisky is so smooth that even if you take a long sniff you will not experience any harsh burn that normally is associated with alcohol. This alcohol has a light fruity sweetness to it which is balanced by the subtle aroma of peat, smoke and tobacco. When tasted, a good smoldering shot of smoke can be experienced which is then accompanied by a slight astringent taste and a warm feeling in the mouth. The tastes and aromas cling to the tongue and are followed by slightly bitter yet warm flavors of peat almost tasting like bitter chocolate.
The Jonnie Walker whisky Blue Label is more than just a good Scotch. It is a product that commands appreciation and makes for the perfect gift.