Johnnie Walker Green Label Discontinued

It looks like Johnnie Walker Green Label will be discontinued.

Updated Oct 29th, 2013: I emailed Johnnie Walker and received this response from a representative named Eliza – “We value loyal consumers such as yourself and we appreciate your enthusiasm. Unfortunately, Johnnie Walker Green Label has been discontinued and currently there are no plans to offer this product again in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and appreciate that you took the time to express your support for this product. However, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed Johnnie Walker Double Black Label and we encourage you to try Johnnie Walker Platinum Label or Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve in hopes that you may find a new favorite.”

I suspect the move has to do with sales. Johnny Walker Black and Red are quite affordable at $26 and $20 a bottle respective. Johnnie Walker Blue lives in that “luxury” realm of scotch at $160 a bottle.

Then you have Johnnie Walker Gold at $70.

And Johnnie Walker Green at around $50 a bottle.

To the novice scotch drinker or gift giver, you can either go inexpensive with Red and Black or you go up the luxury spectrum and consider Gold at $70 or Blue at twice the price. The $50 price point gets lost.

I’ve tried each of the five, most recently I tried the Green, Gold and Blue in one sitting. I can’t honestly say that the Green stood out above the others in any meaningful way and at $50 I don’t know if it’s particularly memorable, I’m sad to say. While I’m always sad to see anything be discontinued, I’d be lying if I said I’d miss it but you can always try to make your own!

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128 Responses to Johnnie Walker Green Label Discontinued

  1. adam says:

    hey steve i managed to find one in north sydney, and believe it or not the bottle shop next to it had 3!!! (none were boxed though) snapped them all up. couldnt believe i had found one in that densely populated area let alone stumbling upon one next door. i called another 30 stores none had. there could well be none left

  2. Pete says:

    I bought half a case of green label (in Australia) when I heard they might be discontinuing it. I proceeded to somewhat foolishly yet quite enjoyably drink and share the lot. At which point you could no longer get it. Just found a bottle in the Philippines and bought that. Whether it makes it home and onto the shelf is questionable though given that I’ll be here for another week. I rate it as slightly better than the black and not much inferior to the blue (which is nice but nowhere near worth the price tag – infinitely better scotch out there for the price).

    • Jim says:

      Ha, that’s the problem with good whisky… it disappears. :)

      • Pete says:

        Spot on Jim. A bottle of red label could spend an eternity on my shelf but the good stuff seems to evaporate. And good stuff this Green is indeed. Having a look around the duty free stores in various high market Asian airports over the last few weeks I think you’re right that JW has decided to tap into the ‘elitist without any real knowledge of’ whisky market. Stylish, high priced ‘I’ve made it’ class without the substance of Green or Gold (forget the ‘reserve’) seems to be the focus now. Alas.

  3. Mark says:

    Tonight I bought two bottles (I had to call everywhere in the Chicagoland area to find it…), one of the bottles I know will be for me, and the other will be either also for me in a good handful of years, or for selling since there will be almost no Green Label left at that point. Do you think this will be something that I’ll be able to make a profit on in 2 or 3 decades, or will I also be consuming this one due to lack of an increased value? (All of this is self-control pending…)

  4. Niall Syms says:

    I found a boxed 1 litre bottle at a house clearance auction and paid €26 (plus buyers commission) for it. Strangely a 700ml of Black label went for €30. I love the stuff and drank a 200ml bottle that I got as a present. I wonder if I can keep my hands off the 1 litre bottle….

  5. thomas hurst says:

    i was out picking up 3 the macallan cask strength today,and found 6 bottles of the JW green for $70 each,left them there is this something i should go back and get??,is that a good price

    • Rocco Jarman says:

      People are paying over $400 per bottle now on ebay and it’s harder than a woodpecker’s lips to find a bottle anywhere. (Dec 14).

  6. John says:

    Thomas, I think $70 is a bit high but I don’t know the economic environment of your area. If you’re a JW diehard and Green is one of your favorites, go for it. If you never tried Green, buy a bottle and give it a try, after all it is no longer in production so treat yourself. Buy 2 bottles and invite the friends. Get all 6 and your Christmas shopping is done and if you enjoy the Green become the Scrooge and hoard.

    • Jim says:

      I absolutely love this answer!

      • larry the legend says:

        Yes I agree with Jim, Good Job John, I saw some at BJ’s not long ago, didn’t realize it was discontinued I was gifted a bottle a couple of years ago and was savoring it, hope I can still find a couple of bottles somewhere, its better than I had originally thought, particularly since its discontinued my Gawd….

  7. thomas hurst says:

    central illinois,like your reply never much of a blended guy love the single malt,guess will buy one give it a shot

  8. Shawn says:

    I have managed to find and buy eight 750ml bottles of the Johnny Walker Green Label as there are no more LTR bottles to be found in the States. In Autstralia I noticed they are selling them on Ebay for $375 AU which is equivalent to about $350 US, so i think the price will only go up in the years to come. I wouldnt be surprised if in 10 years someone would be willing to pay $5000 or $10000 for a bottle of the green stuff. But, it is only as valuable as the person buying it, right? Anyways wish i had known about this sooner then i could have bought about 100 bottles and then sipped on a case of them while the rest went up in value hehe.

  9. Chris says:

    I was in the Phoenix area for my kids’ Spring Break recently and saw a fully stocked shelf of Green Label at the Total Wine in Gilbert at San Tan Village…if anyone wants some.

  10. Martin says:

    Here in southeast Florida, you can still find Green for a great price even though it’s obvious that all the liquor stores are aware of its discontinuance. One store’s dealer told me that he picked up two cases at a great price so he has it on his shelves priced at only $40 a bottle. I picked up three and have consumed one. I’ve seen it elsewhere for $50 and $55. The local TW&L’s no longer stock it.

  11. John says:

    Total Wines in Palm Beach Gardens, FL had several bottles of Green on the shelf going for about $60. The Coast Guard class 6 store (military liquor store) in Jupiter is sold out, I got their last 5 bottles. I have become the Scrooge!

  12. Harvey G. says:

    I live is the Dallas, Tx area. I stumbled across a stash of 6 JW Green Label bottles in the box at my local Sam’s Club of all places. Needless to say I bought all 6 of them. That makes 10 in my collection. (I have an obsessive personality) I can’t wait to open one and enjoy the last of a dying breed. RIP Johnnie Walker Green Label.

  13. steve says:

    found a military exchange with about 10 bottles on the shelf at $43 each. bought 4 when i heard it was discontinued with plans to hold on to them. 4 went down to one, bought 3 more, then to 2, bought one more, and just got another today. like the green stuff. hope i can hold on to some of it for the long run.

  14. John says:

    Question for Thomas (3/24), did you every get the bottle and give it a try?

  15. Jason Christensen says:

    Bought 8 bottles at BJ’s for $50 and have noticed there is no more in town glad I got my JW green label when I did

  16. Marty says:

    Brisbane Australia. My son brought me a 1ltr bottle of Green label when returning from military service in Afganistan 7yrs ago. I told him I would open it when he has his first child. Im still waiting. Now its discontinued he may have to have twins for me to crack the seal

  17. adam says:

    Adam here who posted 13 of Jan.

    Funny enough but despite the Green labels value on ebay and the like there are STILL bottles around youcan get in the shops. Gotta look though. I have bought most of them but i know there are still 5 out there.

    • Mark says:

      Hi Adam,
      Well done on scoring a few bottles of this. Can I ask where can find the 5 out there? I have never had any, and would love to try a bottle.

  18. Aslak says:

    just tried the green label and loved it! My first JW by the way. Bought it boxed in Madeira when I was on a holliday. Surprised to see this stuff go for $50, they sell it for €36 there! So sad when I find a good whisky and it is to be discontinued.

  19. Brian says:

    I have a bottle of us green,is it better to sit on it or drink it?

    • Jason Debly says:

      Brian, I think you should drink it.

      If you are thinking of saving it for a day when it will be considerably more valuable, you could be waiting a very long time (ie. 15 – 20 yrs) because there are so many of these bottles that were in circulation. Moreover, it is not a single malt. Single malts tend to be much more collectible or at least that is the case in the eyes of the collectors.

      I think Green Label is a tremendous delight that should be enjoyed!


    • Lindsay says:

      Sitting on it could be painful, I’d drink it.

  20. Martin Bedikian says:

    Hi there guys,

    I only found out a few weeks ago about the Green label being discontinued and all. I know a little S L O W…
    can someone please tell me where I could buy a bottle, just one, not 2 or 4 or half a dozen. Just one bottle is what I’m after.
    I live in the Ryde district in Sydney, Australia.
    I read a comment on this blog saying they found some in North Sydney, You wanna sell ONE bottle to me mate, Please!!!

    • adam says:

      hey martin,

      that was me who found the bottle in north sydney. found 2 others in the bottle shop along the way (massive coincidence).

      Very very tough to get now. Those 5 are gone. It was at long jetty on the central coast.

      ill sell you one for 250 if your genuine.
      can sell you a johnnie walker gold centenary for 150 as well (ebay it). i live near you

  21. Leonardo says:

    My sister in law spotted a 750 ml bottle on her vacation in Colombia. Needless to say that I’m drinking some of it while writing this down. Too bad it’s discontinued, it’s a really great drink.

    • Jim says:

      I noticed I found a bottle too at my neighborhood liquor store… I didn’t buy it but it seems that it’s not impossible to find still.

  22. Nish says:

    I was on a trip to Missoula MT stopped in Spokane , wa– none found, state line Idaho none found , Missoula one of the best stock of Scotch around – none found. the funny thing is when i got back to Yakima, wa went to the liquor store blocks from my house -i found 4 bottles ! but @ $ 86.74 ea and the tax at $ 20.61 = $ 107.35 !!
    My Tax dollars will not from the wash. liquor purchase here. i buy in Oregon taxes way better

  23. Jeffrey says:

    Yesterday I found the last three bottles of Johnny Walker Green label after searching for it everywhere… I am definitely going to save two bottles and enjoy one for myself… I really do like the taste of this one compared to the others… I am very surprised that it is being discontinued….

  24. Jeffrey says:

    Hey Adam… I found it in a local liquor store in Pembroke Pines florida… I’m going over there today” to see it I could find at lease two more bottles..

  25. Jeffrey says:

    Hey Adam…. I just got back from the liquor store phone myself two more bottles of Johnny Walker Green label…. The liquor store is called “Total Wine” located at Plantation florida… They only have 7 Bottles left.. Wish I could a got all of them but I couldn’t Afford to get it right now… At least I have Four bottles on me” That’s more than enough for me.. Drink one and save the rest..

  26. Luis M says:

    I have heard some time ago JW Green Label is being discontinued. I have enjoyed one full bottle here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and absolutely love it! i drank straight from the glass. And got the bottle at 45 USD ! at the same time i got a JW Gold Label 18 years old. Too bad i cant find another Green Label one here near of me. But i will keep my eyes open! Keep sharing the findings guys ! greetings from Mexico.

  27. dheeraj.poonia says:

    It is very light wishky .I drink a full bottel but its seems I drink one pack only.

  28. Timothy says:

    I found 4 750ml bottles of green in a small liquor store in Queens NY for $68 I had to get them all. Keep your eyes open you can still find some but getting much harder in NY

  29. Bobby R says:

    Wow, after reading all these posts I am glad that I picked up 3 bottles of the Green in 2012 at the LCBO (Ontario’s government controlled store). I think I paid 68 Canadian dollars each. Looks like I better hide the 2 unopened bottles.

  30. Steve says:

    Hello ladies and gentalman!! I have recently had the privilege of buying some green label but to my suprise I had to buy the whole case at 175 a bottle. It seems I have an expensive taste which I can’t afford according to my better half she almost had heart failure when I made the purchase!! Any way I would be willing to share let me know if anyone is interested I don’t mind sharing I’d like to keep 4 bottles for my self and let’s sip this no bottoms up bad move on JW my favorite blend is gone

  31. Lois says:

    I am searching for JW Green for a very good friend to give to him as a Bday/christmas present. He absolutely loves the Green but I can’t find it anywhere online at all!! Help!!!

  32. Xander says:

    Well, i still have plenty of GL, limited editions, and some GL 180 cask.

  33. Douglas says:

    I just picked up two bottles in Okinawa. There were 8 on the shelf but not sure how to get that much home to the States.

  34. Jim says:

    I did a search online and found several places that had green label in stock. I bought 2 bottles from and received them today with no problems.

    I just looked and they still show availability. Other places I found were and Prices varied from $70 to $87. Also found a handful of places in New York but they wouldn’t ship outside of NY. The 4 places I listed above would ship to me. Liquor Barn was the cheapest and I had them in less than a week.

  35. Fanos Christodoulou says:

    Tell me,which is rarer to find ,.075 L or 1L of JW green label?I found 2 bottles.1 bottle 1L and 1 0.75L and i want to know which one to buy.thanks

    • Jim says:

      I’m not sure it’s good as an investment, but it’s a good dram to enjoy.

    • Jim says:

      I’m no expert, but 750ml is the standard size in the U.S. and 700ml (70cl) seems to be the standard in the U.K. I’d say the 1L is the rarer one.

      How do they compare in price? Is the 1L less than 1/3 more than the 750ml?

  36. David says:

    I live in the Chicago Area and was able to find some GL in a liquor store located in California and Milwaukee, they had one bottle left when I left there yesterday. Just passing along the info.

  37. Paul Preuss says:

    have four bottle one of which is the early green label in the Hard Wood cask, found them all in Atlanta, GA

  38. Chris helfrich says:

    My father passed away last Christmas and I have been sitting on his stash. Would like to get rid of them as I don’t drink much anymore. I have 2 bottles of green along with 4 gold a blue and several bottles of black. He was a pipelined and seemed like every week someone would leave a bottle in his truck. Is there any value in the green since its discontinued?

  39. Ron says:

    ive just been in a liqueur store in portugal and found a litre bottle of jw green selling at 91 euros because they have like it’s already been said discontinued

  40. chris rodriguez says:

    hi Jim i have a 750 ml GL from 1991 sealed and been in a dark cool place what do u think its worth.

    thx u

  41. Phillip says:

    Hi guys,

    Foolishly drank my green label and found it discontinued when trying to buy another. I’m in sydney can’t find any. Anyone willing to part with one for 150?

  42. clickron says:

    This was the only single malt they made, does JW have a new single malt? And if not, what single malt would you recommend.

  43. vj says:

    hi, i have 2 bottles of JW Green Label in the box, if you would like to buy the bottles please get in touch, from LONDON.

  44. Greg Gilfillan says:

    I found 5 bottles of Johnny Walker green at a liquor store in chicago, Milwaukee and Lawrence. going to enjot them slowly

  45. Stephan R says:

    Hey guys,

    I live in San Diego and have a few Green Label bottles in the back of my scotch cabinet. If anyone is interested I’d be willing to part with a couple. Let me know!

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