Johnnie Walker Platinum sits between gold and blue in Walker’s extensive range of blends. It carries an 18 year old age statement and comes in a very smart box.
Nose: Sweet rich and deep notes with maraschino cherries, toffee caramel, vanilla, baked rhubarb crumble and a very thin whiff of smoke.
Palate: The richness continues onto the palate, which is sweet and warming, with creamy malt, oats and cereal. A spicy vanilla cinnamon dusting too with the gentle smoke again developing.
Finish: Dark chocolate with caramalised peel. Overall: Another pleasing blend from Johnnie Walker, this is quite different from the gold label.