An interesting twist on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Double Black was rolled out for general release in 2011 after a successful launch in travel retail. Double Black adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavour with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style.
Fairly light but oily on the nose, with dry oak, honey and gently stony smoke. The palate is fuller bodied than the nose suggests, moving from sweet smoke and floral honey to cracked stone, tar and old bonfires. The finish is soft and smoky with woody spice and charred oak.
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