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On taste alone, which would you prefer?

Johnnie Walker Black Label
7
44%
Johnnie Walker Gold Label
9
56%
 
Total votes: 16

ScotchPalate
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Taste

Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:28 am

On taste alone (not value), which of the two would you prefer?

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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:46 pm

Oh c'mon. I'm sure more than six of you have tried em both. :D

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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:11 pm

I've never spent that kind of money on a blend. Red, Black and Green are the only Johnny Walkers I've bought. JW Black and Chivas Regal are expensive as I've gone with the blended stuff. I suspect that's going to be the case with a lot of people here, but you might find a few more takers.

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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:21 pm

i never drink blended whisky so wouldnt know...

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Postby lbacha » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:21 pm

Hard to compare but I do like the more Islay influence of the JW black. The gold is good but it is a sweeter maltier blend IMHO.

Len

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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:23 pm

not that im one of those whisky snobs or that, just so you dont get the wrong idea. i just dront drink blends as they leave me with a sore head next day :oops:

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:24 pm

I voted for the Black. It has been some time since I tasted the Gold but I remember thinking it was a bit too sweet for my tastes.

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Postby ScotchPalate » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:10 am

not that im one of those whisky snobs or that, just so you dont get the wrong idea. i just dront drink blends as they leave me with a sore head next day


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Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:53 pm

This bar I was in had no malts. in the shadows i noticed a JW bottle. I asked for a Black. They only had Gold. Quick haggle. They had to give me the 'Gold' and charge me for 'Black'!!

Of COURSE I enjoyed it!

So. Small dram tho' it was, I remember it as exceptionally smooth...and sweet. Loved it, as a totally seductive and non-challenging dram. Yes, the Black has more island bite to it, but i've spent far too little time with the Gold to pass judgment...

I'm a malt man, but as blends go, on my rounds of gigging in bars/clubs/pubs, if no malts are on offer I'm happy with a JW Black, A Blackbush, a Black Bottle...these seem to be the best i've tasted. BNJ not bad. Oh, and Jameson's occasionally. And any of the above even if Glenfiddich 12 is on offer!

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Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:55 pm

...does that make me a BLENDSNOB??!!??

Well. actually, I do love the 15 YO GF>

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Postby Frodo » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:03 pm

If someone offered me a bottle of either of these (my choice), I'd take the gold. There's nothing quite like it out there. It's not better than others, it's just different...


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