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Kevin Rye

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Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker Red Bottle Collection


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My parents are in town for a week, and my Dad came bearing gifts.

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Johnnie Walker King George V

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Wow, was Santa good to me this year! I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be able to claim bragging rights to a $500 bottle of whisky! Read More...

Johnnie Walker Select Casks - Rye Cask Finish

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I just picked up the newly released Johnnie Walker Select Casks - Rye Cask Finish. This is unlike any other Johnnie Walker I’ve had before. If you don’t like Bourbon, you will not like this, because that’s what it tastes like. Read More...

Johnnie Walker Gold

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It's been a long time since I enjoyed a bottle of Gold. Actually, it's been about a year. It's so much better than Black. For an extra $15 bucks, it's so worth it. Read More...

Johnnie Walker Green

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I never thought I'd live to see the day! Ever since I took up Johnnie Walker, I've been wanting to experience the entire line. I was so disappointed to find out that the Green Label was discontinued only a few short years ago after reading so many amazing reviews about it. As it turns out, Diageo has re-released the Green label for a limited time to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Read More...

Johnnie Walker Platinum

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I got a nice promotion at work, so my wife treated me to a bottle. It was a very nice surprise. I told her that Platinum is the new Black. She just laughed and said, "Not at $90 a bottle it isn't!" Read More...

Johnnie Walker Blue

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Oh. My. Goodness!

Can you believe it? A full bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue! Ever since my wife picked me up the 4-bottle sampler back in June, I have longed to once more savor the perfection of Johnnie Walker Blue. With a lot of things, people say, "Don't believe the hype." But with Johnnie Walker Blue, it really is THAT GOOD! Read More...

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Limited Edition

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I’ve had my eye on this Limited Edition bottle of Johnny Walker Gold Reserve for quite some time. By “quite some time”, I mean 4 months. That’s around the time I settled on Johnnie Walker Black as my everyday goto whisky. I’ve seen that gleaming gold bottle on a few liquor store shelves in the past, but felt that $70 was just a bit out of my reach. Read More...

Johnnie Walker Swing

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I can’t believe it was only 3 days ago that I said that Johnnie Walker Swing was the only Johnnie Walker I hadn’t tried, and there it was! Sitting pretty at $57.99 a bottle. I just had to try it. Read More...

Happy Father's Day!

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My wife asked me what I wanted for Father’s day. I told her she could just buy me booze. Not only did she pick me up a bottle of Black, but she picked me up a huge 1.75 liter bottle!
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4-Bottle Johnnie Walker Whisky Sampler

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My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Half joking, I asked her for a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. A 750ml bottle in these parts costs a good $180 bucks. Not only did my wife give me a bottle of Blue, but she gave me a bottle of Black, Gold, and Platinum!

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Johnnie Walker Double Black

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After drinking a bottle of Black, going back to a bottle of Red really showed me the difference. After killing another bottle of Red, I figured I'd treat myself to a bottle of Double Black. Read More...

Johnnie Walker Black

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I killed that last bottle of Johnnie Walker Red and was itching to try a full bottle of Black. I had two 200ml bottles between two Reds, but honesty, I hadn’t had enough Red in order to appreciate such a small taste of Black. Read More...

Drinkin' the Whisky


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Being born in Scotland, there’s just something that tells me that I should be drinking whisky. Isn’t this stuff supposed to run in or veins? Someone from Scotland who doesn’t drink whisky is like someone from Scotland who doesn’t own a kilt. (And yes, I own a kilt.) I decided it was time to acquire a taste for it. Read More...