Johnnie Walker Tasting

Yarsh

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so I got one of those Johnnie Walker Collections: four 200 ml bottles of black/green/gold/blue labels. I know about the ages of each and have read descriptions of how each tastes, but I can't seem to find a consensus on what temperature to drink them at; room temp, chilled, or in the freezer for a day. and is it the same for each or are certain labels better at different temperatures.

any suggestions?
 

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You get your pizza from Pizza Hut and your chicken from KFC... Don't worry about it. :action-sm
 

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Depends on your tastes.

I have always put them in the freezer and taken them out an hour or so before I plan to drink it.


Weirdly enough, I like Red better than black but my favorite is Gold.

Blue is supposed to be the best, but i liked gold better.
 

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From a snob site -

Red, Black - With 3 Ice cubes

Green/Gold - Chilled

Blue - Out of a diamond chalice at room temperature
 

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I'm aghast at the thought of freezing or fully refrigerating any alcohol that expensive. (except champagne or white wine, which I never drink anyway).

General rule of thumb is the warmer it is (up to a certain point of course), the more you'll taste it. Freezing expensive JW or any whiskey that expensive is akin to adding liquid menthol or ice-brewing it.

The brits have the right idea with certain types of beers, like bitter, 50 - 55 degrees at least. Don't ever fully refrigerate any beer you pay over 60$ a case for.

Red, Black - With 3 Ice cubes
Perfect but down it in a minute or two.
 

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The only chilling I can think of doing with scotch is with ice cubes. I've never thought about putting scotch in the freezer.
 

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Went to an official Johnnie Walker tasting event a few years back (yay, proud member of the Striding Man Society!). They served everything at room temperature.
 

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WHD I went to a couple of those too. Did you go to the one at The Anthium ?
I believe it was the Townshend in Birmingham. Do they still do those? I haven't gotten any mail about them in years, and all web mentions are from the early 2000s
 
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Room temp is the answer, but red and black are cheap blends, so whatever. Mix with coke.
 

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LiddyRules

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If you can order that in a public place, no wonder you have it in you to watch movies with gay sounding names.
I'm talking personal/home preference. I don't order that in public.
 

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You're making me go to urban dictionary? I don't even have a quicksearch option for that, damn you.
 

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Yeah, good luck searching google for rider.

jump off the kouch or somethin'
 

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Hah margarita and manhattan snobs?
 

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Ice in scotch is for teenie boppers.

For Johnny Walker it's fine though.
 

Yarsh

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You get your pizza from Pizza Hut and your chicken from KFC... Don't worry about it. :action-sm
what about my tacos, dammit?

well, looks like there's a pretty strong agreement on room temperature. I've had black label before, so maybe I'll chill or freeze that just for fun, and drink the others room temp. thanks, guys!
 

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Mix it with Fresca. The aspartame really compliments the scotchy goodness.