Johnnie Walker King George V is handcrafted exclusively from rare whiskies that were produced at distilleries that operated during the reign of King George V. As a result, the blend includes whiskies such as Port Ellen (Port Ellen Distillery closed in 1983) and has more restraint and sophistication as compared to traditional Johnnie Walker. King George V has a slightly smoky aroma that is followed by hints of fresh fruit, malt, raisins, figs and cinnamon. Profound notes of rich chocolate, sandalwood, smoke, and citrus dominate the palate, and lead to a mouth-warming, lingering finish that has a touch of maple syrup.
Johnnie Walker King George V Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose: Slightly smoky aroma that is followed by hints of fresh fruit, malt, raisins, figs and cinnamon.
Palate: Profound notes of rich chocolate, sandalwood, smoke, and citrus dominate the palate.
Finish: Mouth-warming, lingering finish that has a touch of maple syrup.
In 1857, Alexander Walker — Johnnie Walker’s eldest son — inherited the store and began improving its selection of single malt Scotch whiskies. In addition, Alexander had apprenticed with a tea merchant in Glasgow and there, had learned the art of blending tea. Under his stewardship, the House of Walker began blending whisky and bottling it in an iconic, square bottle adorned with a slanted label.
Tasting notes by Simon Difford (diffordsguide)
Clear, dark golden with bright golden highlights.
Fruity Christmas cake soaked in sherry with linseed oil, nuts, vanilla and daffodil floral aromas.
Huge yet graceful with generous sweet fruit, vanilla, caramel and honey balanced by dry lightly smoky oak and spice.
Long, surprisingly smoky, salty, spicy finish.
Producer's Tasting Notes
Profound smoky initial aroma followed by sweet, fresh fruit (apples, pears, bananas) malt characteristics; developing into rich dried fruit/spicy complexity (raisins, figs, cinnamon).
Smooth with a rich, fruity sweetness. Warming with subtle flavours of sandalwood and smoke.
Powerful, complex, rich and smooth.
Mouthwarming and lingering rich peaty finish.
Releases new flavours, more fresh fruitiness and more smoke on the palate.