Johnnie Walker has finally strolled into the shop. At the end of the day, even though these are blended whiskies, these offerings (one new, one being discontinued) are just too damn good to pass up. We pride ourselves on our whiskey selection and sometimes that means saying no to certain whiskies that don’t meet our standards of quality. Johnnie Walker Platinum and Green meet these standards in spades. The Platinum Label is aged a minimum of 18 years, with some stocks undoubtedly a little older, and is a blend of about 25 distilleries. This is the first time the Platinum has ever been available as it’s a new release for the holiday season. The flavor profile focuses on malt whiskies from Speyside and Islay.
The Green Label has been destined for extinction since Diageo decided to discontinue it late last year. The US had a rather large supply at the begin of 2013 and has been able to keep it on shelves much longer then the rest of the world. Those stocks have finally run dry and the shipment we got today is among the last remaining cases. Unlike all the other Johnnie Walker releases the Green Label is a blend of all malt whisky, with Talisker, Caol Ila, Cragganmore and Linkwood as the main components. Each whisky is aged a minimum of 15 years which makes Green Label one of the better deals for an all malt Scotch. This is your last chance, once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Platinum Label $109.99
Green Label $79.99
Available at both shops