Johnnie Walker Platinum Comes To America For $110

JOHNNIE WALKER PLATINUM LABELAmong blended Scotch the Johnnie Walker brand is considered one of the top dogs. One of its most prolific offerings is the Platinum label, and brand owner Diageo recently announced it is now selling this spirit in the United States for a suggested retail price of $110.

Johnnie Walker Platinum is an 18-year-old blend, and said to be one of the most “perfectly crafted” whiskies ever made under this label. It is crafted from what’s described as a mix of single malt and grain whiskies, with Master Blender Jim Beveridge drawing from a limited number of casks heralding from only twenty to twenty-five distilleries.

Flavor notes are said to include rich dried fruit, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant almonds and tangerines. It is an example of the Speyside style, finished with a hint of Islay smokiness. To best enjoy it it is recommended to have it either neat or with a few drops of distilled water. The latter serving choice will help unlock the flavor profile more.

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As the founder of The Whiskey Wash, I'm crazy about whiskey, I can tell you, and I aim to share this passion with you through this site. As for my professional background, I’m a writer and journalist by trade and an Internet dot-com veteran prior to that. My most recent venture prior to this was as the founder and editor-in-chief of EarthTechling, a leading consumer focused green technology news website. I also have an extensive collection of whiskies from both start up distilleries and centuries old operations in Scotland alike, sprinkled with some other odds and ends from around the world, that have provided me with a unique picture of what’s going on with this wonderful spirit.