Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Diageo
ABV: 40%
Score: 91 points

Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club: The Gold Route. Photo courtesy Diageo.The second expression in the Explorers’ Club travel retail series, and inspired by Latin American spices and fruits. The nose has notes of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, mild smokiness, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is smokier and peatier than most Johnnie Walker expressions, and the fruity notes are those of grilled pineapple, mango, and red peppers with a touch of vanilla for balance. The finish is long, smoky, and smooth with subtle touches of grilled fruits. (April, 2013)