Yuck says it all. This is a cheap drink and taste like it. I would never buy this to drink with friends let alone buy ever again. If you don't care about taste or hangovers then this is for you. I found I was sick of the taste after a drink and I had a horrible hang over the next day even though I hardly drank any of Scotch. Do yourself a favor and buy a real scotch and enoy it. Happy Drinking!
Good scotch, but Black Label is better
I usually buy JW Black, but tried Red to see what the difference was. Red seems much less robust and flavorful. This is probably what you would use for mixed drinks and save the Black for neat and with water. I like scotch, but the prices on the Gold and Blue are more than I would pay for the difference. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Orland Park, IL
Nice, but I prefer black label over red label!
Scotch whiskey is a product originating in its native land of Scotland and it has been distilled for centuries by many different companies and family operations. Among them, the best known of all is that which was founded by a man named John Walker in 1820. His company is still thriving today, nearly two hundred years later. And its best- selling product is **Johnny Walker Red Label Scotch**, a blended Scotch whiskey. Golden tan in color, this Scotch offers a rich aroma that combines smokiness, malted grain, wood, alcohol, and a little bit of vanilla. The liquid itself is a little on the thick side and it coats the side of your glass. This Scotch whiskey offers flavors like sweet, smoked grain and spice. The middle is rough and spicy, and it creates a strong reaction/bite on the front of the tongue. This whiskey has a long finish, with an aftertaste that is smoky and a little sweet, with some hints of vanilla coming through at the end. It gradually tastes sweeter as the bite fades away. Johnny Walker Red is sold in the popular 750 ml and 1 liter bottles and it has an alcohol content of 43 percent (86 proof). Each one ounce (30 ml) serving contains 69 calories, with no carbohydrates, fat, or protein. There are 12.2 grams of alcohol in each one ounce shot.
Smooth and full body.
Johnny Walker Red Label was smooth and full body alcohol and is good for a cold day... On a cold day, would go well with a warm fire and and a glass to savor.. Not something that you would drink down quickly, but should be savored.The price is reasonable for such a good scotch.
Good sipping scotch at a great price
Johnnie Walker red label has a pretty smooth flavor, but its greatest attribute is the price. It is not quite as smooth as black-label or some of the higher end blended scotches likes Chivas Regal. I would definitely advise treating yourself to this scotch if you are looking for an inexpensive, full-flavored scotch.
Johnny Walker Red: Like Hanging Out With an Old Friend
Johnny Walker Red Label is the best selling Scotch Whiskey in the world and it has been the company's flagship product for generations. This whiskey is readily available and can be found in about 200 countries around the world, making it one of the most recognizable names in the liquor business. The company makes several different scotch products, with each using a different color label. Johnny Walker Red is the most popular among them due to its affordable price and generally good taste. Golden tan in color, this Scotch offers a rich aroma that combines smokiness, malted grain, wood, alcohol, and a little bit of vanilla. The liquid itself is a little on the thick side and it coats the side of your glass. This Scotch whiskey offers flavors like sweet, smoked grain and spice. The middle is rough and spicy, and it creates a strong reaction/bite on the front of the tongue. This whiskey has a long finish, with an aftertaste that is smoky and a little sweet, with some hints of vanilla coming through at the end. It gradually tastes sweeter as the bite fades away. Johnny Walker Red has an alcohol content of 43 percent (86 proof) and each one ounce (30 ml) serving contains 69 calories, with no carbohydrates, fat, or protein. There are 12.2 grams of alcohol in each one ounce shot. Johnny Walker Red is a blended whiskey, which means it uses several different malts to produce its unique taste. The trend nowadays, in the world of Scotch, is toward the single- malt variety. But some people still consider the single malt style a little too heavy, even though it is considered more "in style". Blended scotch, like Johnny Walker Red, is a little less smooth but it combines better with other ingredients for making most mixed drinks. I like single malt Scotch, but I also appreciate a good blended Scotch from time to time. The right blend can create new dimensions of flavor and a taste that goes very well with different mixers. However, the bite in the finish does cost Johnny Walker a few points with me. It is a tad harsh tasted straight.Overall, Johnny Walker Red Label is a good blended scotch. It's nothing spectacular and I can think of several brands of Scotch that I enjoy more. But for its widespread availability and reasonable price, this is still a good brand to consider. The smoked peat taste, the vanilla, and other flavors make Johnny Walker Red a good brand of blended scotch to have around the house.
Johnnie Walker a class of taste.
I have had the Red, Black, Green, Pure Malt, Gold, and Blue Label (not the King Gearge V bottle)Alll of them are good but if you are going to buy Johnnie Walker then **atleast** buy the Black.The Blue Label is the smotthest that money can buy but the Red is just cheap.But Johnnie Walker is the best type of scotch and I think that the red is not quite as bitter as most but would still have to recommend either the Black, or a bottle of Crown if it come to money issues.
big taste low cost
Johnnie Red Label is the working man whiskey. It has a great taste and is very smooth but doesn't hurt your pocket book. A great social drink. Drink on the rocks or my favorite way, mix it with coke. This is a drink that is great anytime of the day. The aftertaste is something to look forward to. A little smokey which makes your taste buds ask for more
Best Bang for the Buck!!
Gives me a headache. Go for the black -- or better.
Goes down well but always gives me a headache after drinking. Chemical byproducts of fermentation can have this effect. The better, longer aged, more expensive varieties (i.e. JW Black, Blue) obviously do not have these byproducts as I have no negative effects from imbibing these.