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Drink Review: Johnnie Walker XR

Inspired by the notes of Sir Alexander Walker II, Johnnie Walker XR is a blend of rare whiskies, from Johnnie Walker’s xclusive reserve, all matured for 21 years. Balanced and elegant, the nose offers aromas of honey, baking spices and delicate smoke. The palate offers notes of orange zest, tropical fruits, caramel, tobacco and raisins, with a subtle, peaty backbone.

Johnnie Walker Xr 21 Review: 

Johnnie Walker XR Johnnie Walker XR is a blend of rare whiskies, from Johnnie Walker’s exclusive Xlimate Reserve, all matured for 21 years. Balanced and elegant, the nose offers aromas of honey, baking spices and delicate smoke. The palate offers notes of orange zest, tropical fruits, caramel, tobacco and raisins, with a subtle, peaty backbone.

Color:

The deep amber color is quite rich, with a dark hue and thick, creamy-looking legs.

Nose:

The nose is very sweet and inviting. A strong hazelnut note with a deep caramel note, the first thing that I notice about this is the strong honey, with clove, vanilla, and a hint of baked bread.

There is also a slight smoke in the background, and a crisp, slightly herbal note that gives it a slightly herbal dimension.

Pairing:

Serve with a platter of colorful, fresh vegetables, like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers. The platter should be quite spicy, and would go well with the honey.

Finish:

Bitter and sweet with the deep caramel, and some lighter hints of honey. The finish will linger for some time.

Johnnie Walker Xr 21 Review: 

Johnnie Walker XR is a blend of rare whiskies, from Johnnie Walker’s exclusive Xlimate Reserve, all matured for 21 years. Balance and elegant, the nose offers aromatic of honey, baking spices and delicate smoke. The palate offers notes of citrus, caramel, tobacco and raisins, with a subtle, peaty backbone.

Color:

The deep amber color is quite rich, with a dark hue and thick, creamy legs.

Nose:

Hazelnut! Velvety, sweet, rich hazelnut that is round and inviting. It very much reminds me of a fine and sweet bread. A light, gentle smoke adds to this.

Pairing:

Serve with a platter of colorful, fresh vegetables, like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers. The platter should be quite spicy, and go well with the honey.

Finish:

Sweet, with some hints of the caramel and a dose of tobacco. This finishes quite lengthy and lingering. It’s also quite bitter and has some peppery qualities. It’s not a great finish, but I would only serve this when I want something truly nice and welcoming.

Johnnie Walker Xr 21 Review: 

Johnnie Walker XR Johnnie Walker XR is a blend of rare whiskies, from Johnnie Walker’s exclusive Xlimate Reserve, all matured for 21 years. Balanced and elegant, the nose offers aromas of honey, baking spices and delicate smoke. The palate offers notes of orange zest, tropical fruits, caramel, tobacco and raisins, with a subtle, peaty backbone.

Nose:

Flinty! There is a spicy wood, like oak, and some kind of smoke in the background. Some citrus and peat too.

Pairing:

Serve with a platter of colorful, fresh vegetables, like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers. The platter should be quite spicy, and go well with the smoke.

Finish:

A little smokey, and a little woody. A bit bitter, and a bit buttery. Slight bitterness mixed in with some sweetness.

Johnnie Walker XR 21 Review: 

Johnnie Walker XR is a blend of rare whiskies, from Johnnie Walker’s exclusive Xlimate Reserve, all matured for 21 years. Balanced and elegant, the nose offers aromas of honey, baking spices and delicate smoke. The palate offers notes of citrus, caramel, tobacco and raisins, with a subtle, peaty backbone.

Nose:

Medium-bodied and peaty. There is a strong semi-sweet smoke, a duo of fruits, and a hint of spicy wood.

Finish:

Peppery and a tad bitter. The finish lingers quite a long.

Rating: 

I think they did well with this one. It’s one that I would drink again, and I would probably go to for something different. I’d give it a solid B at best.

The smell is an ambery-smoky combination that seems to offer a combination of buttery caramel, with a heavy smokiness that is rather mild. The taste is slightly smoky, with notes of anise, caramel and brown sugar. It coats the tongue with a nice, smooth and indulgent mouth feel that is rather spicy, with a nice bite at the end. It’s a complex flavor that is all about tasty indulgence. If you’re trying to impress someone, you could do a lot worse than Johnnie Walker XR 21.

Written by Mark Adams

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