Johnnie Walker 200th Anniversary Celebratory Blend Scotch Whisky: Released as one of three limited-edition whiskies to honor the 200th anniversary of the Johnnie Walker, Johnnie Walker 200th Anniversary Celebratory Blend is inspired by the original Old Highland whiskies, produced by Johnnie Walker in that era. Bottled at 102 proof, this refined concoction greets with a nose of sweet dried raisins, subtle spice, and marzipan, while the palate brings hints of roasted nuts, icing sugar sweetness, and gentle peat. The finish offers subtle soft pepper. Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks, raising a glass to the next 200 years of Johnnie Walker.
Upon his father’s death in 1820, a young grocer named Johnnie Walker invested his £417 inheritance into a grocery and spirits shop on High Street in Scotland.
While Walker himself was a teetotaler, he sold a popular single malt whisky under the name Walker’s Kilmarnock Whisky (at the time, it was common for each store to have its own unique spirits). Walker’s store was moderately successful, but by the time he retired in the 1850s, whisky sales represented just 8% of his business.
In 1857, Alexander Walker — Johnnie Walker’s eldest son — inherited the store and began improving its selection of single malt Scotch whiskies. Alexander had previously apprenticed with a tea merchant in Glasgow and there, had learned the art of blending tea.
Under his stewardship, the House of Walker began blending whisky and bottling it in an iconic, square bottle adorned with a slanted label. In addition, Walker began crafting exclusive Scotch whiskies for employees and private gatherings — treasured whiskies that were only shared with a select few groups on special occasions.
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|PROOF||102 (51% ABV)|
|DISTILLER/BOTTLER NAME||Johnnie Walker|