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December 15, 2009

About that Johnny Walker Blue photo ...

BlueLabel_BlankBottle2.jpgBlueLabel_BlankBottle2.jpgBlueLabel_BlankBottle2.jpgMinutes I jabbed the Johnny Walker Blue folks for not sending me a photo of their heralded scotch, they sent me the photo.

I didn't want it to go to waste, so I figured I'd share it with you.

I'm not sure what else to say.

I like scotch.

Do you like scotch?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:31 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs



Adore it. Habit picked up from my mom and grandmother. My favorite "ph, i've earned it" splurge is a trip to Birds of a Feather.

I love scotch.

Scotchy, scotch, scotch.

Here it goes down, down into my belly...

I like my women blond and my Johnny Walker Red.

Definitely love scotch, especially Laphroaig, Talisker, & Bowmore. Totally can't drink scotch, because I'll drink like 800 calories of it in a single sitting.

I'm not big on Scotch but everyone assures me I will when I get older. Johnny walker is doing a big Blue push, here in DC I see ads everywhere on revolving doors at the train station etc. It's going for $150 a bottle if anyone needs a mule I'm back and forth between Balt/DC every day.

Beautiful. though I'd take a good single malt over a johnny any day.

JW Blue is no better than any of their other labels. You're better off spending the same amount of money on an good American bourbon or spend more on a single malt.

have to respectfully disagree. The Scottish prefer blended to single malt ( essentially cheaper scotch used in blends marketed in the 80s to the original yuppies. The big labels excluded of course.) as it's like a craft one has to master over their lifetime as a distiller. that being said. JWB is worth every penny. Blue is made with (up to) 60 year old scotch so of course there's going to be a difference. And no I'm not a shill. It's VERY smooth and doesn't have the whiskey burn on the way down. Tell ya what. I'll set it up, lets do a JW tasting. Any takers? It would have to be @ Hopps though! (it's usually $25 a glass!) ;)

I'm with JM, paul. JW Blue is far and away better than Red -- not even close -- and better than the Black..."better" always being subjective, of course, but it's fuller, with more flavor. And JW Green IS all malt: it's a blend of malts, no grain whisky in there. Blended whisky is, I believe, in the beginnings of a change in the US market. Single malts are getting wicked expensive, but there are blends that are quite good that aren't as dear as singles. We shouldn't dismiss them.
Oh, the post! Scotch, scotch, scotch; bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. Damn. Feels good!

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