Country: Scotland
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Diageo
ABV: 40%
Score: 89 points

Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club: The Royal Route. Image courtesy Diageo.This is the third and final release in the initial Explorers’ Club series from Johnnie Walker, and is available exclusively in travel retail shops.

The nose is nutty with almonds, nutmeg, caramel candy, vanilla, and hints of clove and cocoa. The taste starts off smooth, then turns spicy with clove and mild black pepper notes, honey, vanilla, nutmeg, and a touch of almonds. The finish lingers with subtle clove, nutmeg, vanilla, almond, and chocolate notes. (November, 2013)