Review: Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker 10 Years Old

Review: Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker 10 Years Old

Diageo continues to honor the women in its past and present — or, at least, it’s been trying to.

This special edition of Johnnie Walker — dubbed Jane Walker — is probably the most visible of its recent releases. The astute drinker may recall another “Jane Walker” release, which was just Johnnie Walker Black Label in a feminized bottle. That perhaps ill-advised release is still around — with a black label and 12 year old age statement — but this release, sometimes billed as “Jane Walker 2.0,” is an entirely different whisky.

The new Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker limited edition blend heroes whisky from Cardhu — a nearly 200-year-old distillery in the heart of Speyside that flourished under the leadership of Elizabeth Cumming. This pioneering woman ultimately sold Cardhu to the Walker family in 1893, but played a significant role in the brand’s history. Now, with access to more than ten million casks of maturing whisky from distilleries across Scotland, [Master Blender] Emma Walker carries forward this tradition.

The blend carries a 10 year old age statement.

The whisky hits the glass with an appealing shade of amber. Lightly malty but with a distinctively fruity nose, showcasing baked apples and gingerbread, with secondary notes of crushed almonds and pie crust. Sweet-smelling but not at all overwhelming, the whisky finds an ever so slight floral touch.

On the palate, the whisky follows the theme set by the nose, though it’s a bit nuttier on the tongue, offering an element of Almond Roca candy, brown butter, and a clearer gingerbread note — emphasis on the bread. There’s still a ton of fruit here, with apples and some apricot notes dominating, with a well-spiced malt note lingering on the finish. A hint of red wine gives the conclusion a unique and engaging pop of flavor. Lovely stuff, especially at this price.

83.8 proof.


Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker 10 Years Old




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Lisa Williams on July 30, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Jane Walker has become my favorite!

  2. Mohit Seth on February 20, 2023 at 4:24 am

    I love johnnie Walker.I was at Dubai airport 3 years back when I met Jane Walker.From the very first look at duty free shop and the way guy there explained me about this whisky by Emma Walker and I was also told that this was a limited edition of two nd half lacs bottle worldwide.i immediately bought 4 and i love the taste.i still have one bottle sealed with me as my priceless possession.Hats off to yr team for bringing out such a nice whisky,and today I just chanced about johnnie Walker blonde.The reviews are very encouraging.I live in Delhi India.The design and craft is so beautiful absolutely mind boggling.I will taste this today.Thank u Deigo and Johnnie Walker.Long live the Whisky.Bye as of now??

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