Johnnie Walker Label Primer

I’m posting this because, quite frankly, I can’t remember what each label represents when perusing the liquor store. Costs are approximations based due to different beverage taxes from state to state.

Johnnie Walker Red: A blend of approximately 35 different whiskeys of varying ages, some being grain whisky and and others malt whisky. This is best considered a “mixing” whiskey. Cost? Between $20-$30.

Johnnie Walker Black: A mixture of 40 different whiskies, each aged at least 12 years.Cost? Between $30-$40

Johhnie Walker Green: A blend of 15 different whiskies, each aged at least 15 years, none of them being grain whiskies (which are used in the red and black labels). Cost? Between $50-$60.

Johnnie Walker Gold: A blend of 15 different whiskies, each aged at least 18 years. It is recommended to be served frozen for at least 24 hours in a frozen glass. Costs? Between $70-$80.

Johnnie Walker Blue: The pinnacle of the Johnnie Walker Labels. Every bottle is serial numbered and sold in a silk-lined box, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The folks at Johnnie Walker don’t state the ages of the whiskies blended inside, but many people suspect that the ages range between 40 to 100 years. $200 a bottle is not uncommon.

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