Johnnie Walker Celebrates 200 Years

Johnnie Walker, the world’s No. 1 Scotch Whisky brand selling over 100 million bottles annually in about 200 countries across the globe, recently launched 200 Year Limited Edition– special bottles inspired by the fashion industry. Marking the anniversary, Alpha Industries,a global clothing manufacturer, designed the 200-year commemorative emblem and new covers for Johnnie Walker Red Label and Johnnie Walker Black Label.

Smart, luxury and modern, the 200 Year Limited Edition bottles designed by Alpha Industries are released in limited numbers, making them ideal gifts for whisky connoisseurs and drinkers with open, imaginative and adventurous minds.

Up to 35 malt and grain whiskies from all over Scotland go into Johnnie Walker Red Label. Sweet smoke crackles with sparks of cinnamon, honey cascades over fresh fruit while pepper bursts through crisp apples. In 2019, Johnnie Walker Red Label won Gold medal from San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019, one of the oldest spirit competitions in the world and is hugely respected in the industry.

Another iconic blend from the House of Walker is Johnnie Walker Black Label, a rich, smooth Scotch whisky made using only single malt and grain whiskies that have each spent 12 years in a cask growing into a vibrant body of flavour. The result is deep layers of sweet fruit, spice and vanilla – all wrapped in a cloak of smoke.

Throughout 200 years, Johnnie Walker is revered as the purveyor and the revolutionizer of the whisky industry since its inception in 1820 by John Walker. As a young man, John used the money earned from his family’s farming business to open a grocery store. Many stores at that time sold their own recipe of single malts, which oftentimes yielded inconsistent taste. To keep his products consistent and stable, John opted for a refined blending technique to create consistent whiskies.

John Walker’s descendants that inherited his business continue to keep improving the recipes and blending technique. It was in 1909 when Johnnie Walker Red Label and Johnnie Walker Black Label were concocted, with the iconic Striding Man on the side of the bottles. The trademark becomes Johnnie Walker’s iconic symbol that reflects the “Keep Walking” philosophy of the brand. 

The 200-year anniversary celebration highlights Johnnie Walker’s determination to keep creating innovations for each of its blends to offer new experiences to the patrons, the same way it did when the first batch of Johnnie Walker blended whisky was made. Stay tuned at www.johnniewalker.com

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