Johnnie Walker – New Explorers Club Edition, The Gold Route

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Now we have number two in the new Johnnie Walker blend, inspired by the richness of Latin America.

The Gold Route is the second of three from the new Explorers’ Club Collection – a range of Whiskies inspired by the travels of the Walker family and their agents and celebrating today’s travellers.

Johnnie Walker brand owned by Diageo.

The Johnnie Walker range:-

Red Label | Black Label | Double Black | Gold Label | Platinum Label | Blue Label

Explorers’ Club Editions.

The Spice Road | The Gold Route | The Royal Route (Available later in 2013)

The Johnnie Walker name is world known and one of Scotland’s most iconic brands. This expression is only available at travel retail outlets and will be priced at around $95 US. or just under £64 for the one litre bottle. Unlike the tasting of the Spice Road Nicola has joined Jim for this evenings wee tasting.

With the bottle open and the tasting glasses at the ready, lets have a sip.

Johnnie Walker – Explorers’ Club Edition, “ The Gold Route” Blended Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol. 1 Litre bottle.

Colour…Inca amber goldjohnnie-walker-explorers-edition-gold-route

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Exotic soft fruits, sweet vanilla, a hint of ginger cake.
Taste…Light peaty smoke, plump raisins, more mouth watering fresh and ripe Caribbean fruits, charred wood from a cold wood fire.
Finish…Medium finish with the fruit an smoke taking charge, appreciates a teardrop of water.

Score…3 Corks

Nicola’s Tasting

Nose…Glossy, vanilla pods, dry, linoleum, moist blueberry muffin, bitter liquorice finish of the nose.
Taste…Wet and damp burnt oak, still drying, more liquorice, burnt spiced loaf.
Finish…Short to medium with a ginger finish.

Score…3.5 Corks

Overall score…3.5 Corks

There is no doubt that this dram will follow the success of the Spice Road and The Whisky Boys will certainly try to collect this fab trio the next time we take a trip overseas.

If any of our readers enjoy the Johnnie Walker Double Black, then this one will be a delight to your taste buds and nose.

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