Johnnie Walker Red Label
The distinctive and exuberant flavor of this dram was developed to be suitable for mixing in cocktails generations ago and is still a go-to for bartenders globally. Rich and vibrant aromatics with hints of clove and butterscotch; the palate initially sweet and spicy, develops a robust, smoky character with a warm finish.
The story of Red Label started with the pioneering vision of the Walker family. John Walker and his sons saw an opportunity to take their whisky far beyond the borders of Scotland. They strove to make Red Label the world's favorite whisky and didn't give up until they achieved that goal, becoming one of the world's first truly global brands. The character of this whisky is defined by intense, spicy, zingy, edgy flavors. Red Label bursts onto the palate with the freshness of the spray from a crashing wave, followed by the zing of aromatic spices and finally a long, lingering, smoky finish. The sensation in the mouth is complex—"sweet chilli" is a good description of this taste and the tingling sensation on the tongue.