Johnnie Walker Red Label
Distillery: John Walker & Sons Distillery. Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age: No age statement
Nose: Hints of fresh apple, pear and the spark of zest from the elegant Speyside malts.
Palate: Fruity sweetness, cinnamon and pepper crackling on the centre of your tongue.
Notes: Johnnie Walker Red Label was launched in its current form by brothers George and Alexander Walker in 1909, though it had existed as Walker's Special Old Highland Red Label for some years previously. Alexander blended a type of whisky which is more suited to mixing with soda than the heavier, more old-fashioned whiskies, and named it after his grandfather, who had started the family business in 1820. Today it is the world's most popular whisky and is sold in more than 200 markets world-wide.