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Johnnie Walker King George V is a special extension of the famous Johnnie Walker range. It was created to celebrate the first Royal Warrant granted to John Walker and Sons Ltd to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household in 1934 and is designed to recreate how Johnnie Walker might have tasted back then. It was released on the occasion of the 75th anniversary for the appointment as the royal court in 1934. The blend features some brilliant single malt whisky including Port Ellen, alongside Cardhu Lochnagar and some other very old grain whisky.
On the nose there is a distinct smoky start, followed by sweet aromas of fresh fruits such as apples and pears. The aromas get increasingly complex with hints of malt, raisins, figs and cinnamon. The palate is velvety smooth, full-bodied with a fruity sweetness. Notes of sandalwood and smoke increase the complexity and ultimately amplify the power of this whisky. The finish is mouth-filling with a full, peaty finish. To sum up this bottle of Johnnie Walker only one-word springs to mind, Monumental.