$344.99 price per bottle
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is an unrivaled masterpiece. It is an exquisite blend made from some of Scotland's rarest and most exceptional Scotch Whiskies. Only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality, character and flavor to deliver the remarkable signature taste of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. An extraordinary Scotch Whisky for extraordinary occasions.
|The story of Johnnie Walker begins - naturally enough - with the man who gave our whisky his name. The year was 1819 and John Walker's father had just died. A tough start for a humble farm lad, you might think, but there was always something special about John. A glint in his eye, a fire in his belly, a spring in step perhaps. The world in those days wasn't the friendliest of places and John knew it. No time to grieve. There was a living to be made. Within the year, the family farm had been sold and the money used to set him with his own grocer's shop in the thriving local town of Kilmarnock. It was a smart move. John had a natural gift for business. |
He also had a genius for whisky. In those days, most grocers stocked a line of single malts, but they were never all that consistent. This wasn't good enough for John, who started blending them together so his whisky tasted just as good every time. It proved an extremely popular addition to the inventory. When John finally passed away after a full and prosperous life in 1857, he left his son, Alexander, with a very healthy business. These were fast moving times. Britain was the pulsating heart of an Industrial Revolution that was set to change absolutely everything. In Kilmarnock, the railway had arrived, carrying goods to the great ships that were plying regular routes to the four corners of the world.
It was around this time that the leading young illustrator of the day, Tom Browne, sketched an idea for a logo on the back of a menu during lunch. Alexander and George adopted the Striding Man immediately. At a stroke, John Walker the Victorian grocer became Johnnie Walker, the Edwardian dandy. Arourd the world, we sailed wherever ship could sail By 1920, Johnnie Walker whisky was in 120 countries. As the century progressed, it became part of global culture: immortalised by songwriters and filmmakers, idolised by socialites and movie stars, enjoyed by statesmen and walking shoulder-to-shoulder with the great sportsmen and women of the age.
On 1 January 1934, John Walker & Sons was granted a Royal Warrant by King George V to supply whisky to the royal household. We still hold a Royal Warrant today. Bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Label being prepared By the end of the 20th Century, the pioneering Johnnie Walker Red Label and iconic Johnnie Walker Black Label had been joined by the pinnacle of the blender's art, Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Our award-winning range continues to grow, with the addition of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve and Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years.
Today, Johnnie Walker is the biggest whisky brand in the world and its slogan has been adopted and embraced everywhere, as a rallying cry for progress, as encouragement in adversity, as a joyful expression of optimism and as the best piece of advice you're ever likely to hear.
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