Don't be put off by Red Label's questionable reputation with this little gem. I GUARANTEE you that this 1970's bottling of Johnnie Walker Red Label will compete with any single malt that you have ever tried.
Upon nosing, you're reminded immediately of Glenfarclas 15. There's a true old sherried oak note running though, which is laced with a powerful hit of toffee. It's creamy and spicy, with a touch of bourbon. It's also slightly reminiscent of its modern day counterpart, Blue Label, only better. (And substantially more rewarding.)
I shall be having endless fun with this. The way that the whisky has refined in the bottle over the years is nothing short of remarkable.