Johnnie Walker Pure Malt
is the most recent addition to the Johnnie Walker family is an excellent vatted malt, created from a selection of 15 mature Speyside and Island Malt Whiskies, including Talisker and Cragganmore.
Johnnie Walker Pure Malt is an old presentation of Johnnie Walker 15 year old. Not to be confused with their Green Label, this is actually a blended malt whisky. Unlike a blend, which typically will steer its components toward subtlety, the Pure Malt always maintains the edge of its pot-stilled parts. This makes an interesting taste exercise as you endeavor to pick out the single malts, which include Talisker from the Isle of Skye, Caol Ila of Islay, and Linkwood and Cragganmore from the Speyside Highlands. The nose is honeyed and perfumed, with cake icing, peat and a bit of cheese. The honey and smoke continue on the palate, joined by licorice as the cheese hint turns to sharp Stilton. The long finish is buttered toast with marmalade.