Johnnie Walker XR
There are still a lot of people out there that aren't keen on Blends or who become quite snobbish towards them after drinking single malts but there are quality blends out there and this is one of them.
Aged for 21 years and full of sweetness and waxyness that work well together this really is a cracker of a dram and one that i really enjoyed. The price point will turn off a lot of people (£125 High Street / £99 in Travel Retail) but it is damn good dram that is worth trying if you're looking for an alternative to an expensive malt.
Available to buy from specialists like The Whisky Exchange
Begins very very sweet with fresh honeycomb and manuka honey, then goes waxy, very waxy infact then honey roast root vegetables and seville orange marmalade, hints of digestive biscuit and malt extract make up the background
the palate is sweet but different to the nose, it's more caramel and toffees although the waxy notes, sweet honey and marmalade all still make a presence
sweet, honey sweet