Wine Enthusiast 92 points – Packaged in a limited-edition bottle that gleams like an Oscar statuette, this ”Master Blender’s Reserve” is hard to miss. The aroma shows baked apple and a hint of smoke. Lots of caramel coats the palate at first, followed by dry leather and a malty note, finishing with a gentle waft of light smoke. – K.N. (Dec 2014)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points – (Tried & True Award)- Color of honey and harvested wheat. Nose is alive with vibrant scents of almond paste, black pepper, baked pineapple, dried banana, buttered toast. Flavor-wise, there’s an acceleration of viscosity, creaminess that couch the sweet oak, vanilla wafer, baked apple tastes in grand style. Long, elegant aftertaste. (Mar 2015)
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve is a bold, confident Scotch whisky as luxurious and indulgent as its name suggests. A multi-layered blend, it offers a smooth balance of sweet fruits and creaminess that evolves into deeper honeyed tones before finishing in lingering waves of wood, fruit, and light, sweet west coast smoke.