Friday, February 27, 2015

Here's Johnnie!!!

No, not that Johnnie!

I mean Johnnie Walker or more specifically, Johnnie Walker Green Label.  You know, the 15 year old pure malt that got discontinued a while ago.

For the past few weeks I have been receiving emails from people in odd parts of Canada and the US about the reappearance of Johnnie Walker Green Label on the shelves of their favorite liquor store.  These readers want to know if the late, great Johnnie Walker Green Label is back?

The chatter is on the internet too.  Check out this thread:

Scotch Addict reports that he has received an email from Diageo:

"Johnnie Walker Green Label was discontinued in North America, however, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this world renowned whisky we are releasing it as a limited time offering.  Johnnie Walker Green should begin hitting store shelves throughout February 2015.  I encourage you to speak with your local retailer to request they place an order for the product."

I have emailed Diageo, but no response so far.  Let's just say that I am on their 'naughty' list, so I am not holding my breath.  What I would like to know, if I could speak with them, is whether or not this Green Label release will still have the 15 year age statement?  Still have the same core single malts?

If anybody sees a bottle, drop me a line or better yet, post a comment below.

For those of you who have never tried Green Label, now is a good time to try it.  Wondering what it tastes like?  Here are my notes:

Don't be shy!  Chime in on any sightings or official announcements from Diageo.

Let's hope the rumours are true!  If only I could divine the future of Johnnie Walker Green Label like Carnac the Magnificent.


Jason Debly

P.S.  Johnny, we miss you!  Rest in peace brother.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Assessing Whisky Decanters & Home Blending with Teacher's

In this video, I compare an expensive lead crystal decanter that cost $200 with a $60 glass decanter.  Which one is better?

I also discuss Teacher's Highland Cream.  Do you find it a little flat and boring since they stopped sourcing Glendronach as a key single malt?  Me too.  Solution:  Pick an intuitively complimentary single malt that you can blend with it to get a final product that has some smoke, peat and punch that makes a mediocre blend into an interesting one.


Jason Debly

If you are interested in the glass decanter appearing in this video, please visit