Celebrating 200 years of Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker is celebrating 200 years since it opened its doors of a small grocery store in Scotland. Now in October, it will be launching four bottles to celebrate that incredible journey.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label 200th Anniversary Limited Edition Design

The new 200th Anniversary Limited Edition Design for the iconic Johnnie Walker Blue Label has bespoke designs that depict the bold journey and pay homage to some of the great cities and countries that have been part of the Johnnie Walker story. There are also geographical landmarks and cultural symbols which represent progress in each of those countries.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Legendary Eight

A smooth, mellow Scotch crafted using some of the very rarest Johnnie Walker reserves. Each whisky is hand selected from eight legendary distilleries that were about when Johnnie Walker first started, including some ‘ghost’ distilleries.

John Walker & Sons Celebratory Blend

This exclusive release is inspired by a breakthrough moment – the launch of Old Highland Whisky in the 1860s, Johnnie Walker’s first commercial blend to travel from Scotland to the four corners of the world. The complex whisky is inspired by the flavours found in their family’s grocery store in the 1860s and uses whiskies from distilleries which were operating at that time. The exclusive pack design reveals the only existing image of the Kilmarnock grocery store 200 years ago.

John Walker & Sons Bicentenary Blend

A celebration of where it all began; this exceptional whisky is a sensorial journey down the fragrant aisles of John Walker’s original grocery store in Scotland. Master Blender Jim Beveridge and his team have drawn inspiration from John’s store and meticulously crafted a whisky with rich layers that re-imagines the exotic flavours that shaped his imagination. It is crafted with rare and exceptional whiskies, all aged for at least 28 years, including whiskies from long-closed “ghost” distilleries such as Pittyvaich, Cambus and Port Ellen.


one for the connoisseur

Recently a number of my friends have been getting into the Whiskey scene. Logging into Facebook comes up with a flow of photos of different bottles of whiskey ranging from all the colours of the Johnnie Walker Brand.

I had written a post earlier on about the Blue Label bar but seeing its limited to a few pieces and with an exclusive price I think this product is more suited.


Presenting the ‘1001 whiskies you must taste before you die’. The 1001 series has become a household name with books ranging from all sorts of activities. These books are great to have lying around on the coffee table as it always sparks up conversations and gives a person something to peruse over when getting bored.

This book covers all types of whiskies from classical Scottish whiskey to the newer blends emerging from around the world. every area is looked from the grain to how to cook with whiskey down to storing and serving it.

The book is Hardback but unfortunately will be released some time in May as from publishing date is 15 May 2012.

You can preorder it from Amazon for around £20 and they will ship it to you as soon as it is made available.