Johnny Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky is the entry-level blended Scotch offering with the Johnny Walker label. The nose of this Whisky is very fresh, with a young peaty scent and perhaps a hint of tropical bananas and grass. The nose is not very complex, with a very straight-forward, no-surprise quality.
In the mouth the peat opens up a bit, and it seems that there is actually a slight smoky quality, despite what the nose would leave one to believe. The banana taste hits the roof of the mouth, and the overall feel of the scotch is surprisingly pleasant. The peat notes linger long after swallowing, and all told the taste is MUCH better than the smell. It has a fairly light mouth feel. Compared to single malts, this is most reminiscent to me of a Scotch from the Highland region.