Here in the United States, we can buy Johhnie Walker Scotch in four “styles”: Red, Black, Gold, and Blue label. These are all blends, with the main differencce, AFAIK, being the age of the whiskies involved.
We took a trip to London last year, and on the way back I bought “The Johhnie Walker Collection” at the duty-free shop. It consists of four 200mL bottles of whisky: Black, Gold, Blue, and Green label.
My previous knowledge of the Greel Label came from exactly two sources: 1) a friend who had purchased the same “gift pack” a year earlier, and 2) the Jimmy Buffet song He Went to Paris (Now he lives in the islands, fishes the pilin’s; And drinks his green label each day).
So now I have a bottle, or at least what’s left of one, and I am still left with two unanswered questions:
What exactly is it, and why can’t I get it here?
As to the first question: The label says “Pure Malt Scotch Whisky”, and the word “blended” appears nowhere that I can see. So is “Pure Malt” the same thing as “Single Malt”? Or is there some subtle difference?
And why can’t I get it here?