Delivery Login
Blog Contact Trade +44 (0)1892 888 376
My Basket
Total$0.00
You can change the currency displayed here.
click to close

Johnnie Walker

Known amongst blended whisky lovers as one of the top premium Scotch blends, Johnnie Walker is a brand which needs little introduction. Johnnie Walker Black Label remains a backbar standard, and the renowned Blue Label is often the first choice for many Scotch drinkers when considering a top-dollar malt.

The company started out life in the 19th century, when John “Johnnie” Walker began selling whisky from his grocery shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. His blends were very popular at the time, but it wasn’t until his death in 1857, when the company was inherited by Alexander Walker, that the brand really took off. Alexander, with his son Alexander Walker II, firmly established the business and began marketing Walker’s Old Highland - a blended Scotch whisky - in 1865. Five years later, their whisky was sold in the distinctive rectangular bottles for the first time.

Over the course of the early 1900s, John Walker’s grandsons, Alexander Walker II and George Walker, established the colour-based naming system. It was in 1908 that the Johnnie Walker name was first put on bottles, after the Managing Director, James Stevenson, rebranded the range. It was around this time that the iconic walking man logo was conceived.

In 1909, Johnnie Walker Red Label was launched (it had previously existed with the name Walker’s Special Old Highland Red Label”). It was created by Alexander Walker as a whisky for blending with soda water and has a lighter character, which is suited to it. It is now the world’s most popular whisky.

The slightly more premium Black Label, made up of whiskies aged for at least 12 years, remains beloved the world over, and it’s enjoyed by critics and public alike; Jim Murray awarded the Black Label an impressive 95.5 points in his Whisky Bible.

The brand’s most illustrious blend is, of course, the Blue Label. Made with a variety of extremely well-aged malts, the overriding flavour is one of toffee and barley, with hints of peat smoke adding lovely complexity.

Johnnie Walker Branded Whisky

Share This!

About Johnnie Walker Branded Whisky

Distillery Address

Dufftown, Banffshire

Smooth Ambler Distillery
Origin Gin
Vintage Cocktails
Whisky Advent Calendar
Filliers Distillery
Monkey Shoulder Whisky
The brand's premium blend, Johnnie Walker Blue Label goes hand in hand with luxurious living. Made with rare whiskies from the Johnnie Walker reserves, it's a legendary blend that doesn't compromise...  More info
$325.56
In celebration of the Ryder Cup returning to Scotland (the 2014 event is being held on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel), Johnnie Walker have released a limited edition bottling of...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$353.35
A very special edition of Johnnie Walker's legendary Blue Label. King George V was released originally for the travel retail market, this release commemorates the Royal Warrant bestowed to the company...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$629.02
Made by a collaboration of Johnnie Walker and the Porsche Design Studio. The incredible Cube is essentially the ultimate box for your Blue Label, splitting in half to form an ice bucket, whilst...  More info
$652.33
3 litre bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label are pretty rare. 3 litre bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label from the 1960s are very rare. 3 litre bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label from the 1960s that...  More info
$753.98
Is your house stable enough to not need the self-righting presentation box that John Walker & Sons Odyssey regularly comes in? Then you're in luck, as this bottle doesn't include that box, but it does...  More info
$887.50
A new super-premium release from Johnnie Walker whose launch has been continuously celebrated by an extraordinary around the world journey of a 157 foot luxury yacht. The John Walker & Sons Voyager...  More info
$910.98
The John Walker
(70cl, 40%)
Only 330 bottles have been produced of this incredible rare and exclusive bottling made in memory of the founder of Johnnie Walker, John Walker himself. The whisky, which follows the heritage of the...  More info
User Rating:  Rating (5.0/5)
$2890.25
Pages 123

Recently viewed

We use cookies to help provide you with the best possible online shopping experience. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device.
Visit our privacy policy page for more information.

The prices currently being shown in USD are approximate, and should be used for illustrative purposes only. All prices are in GBP and all orders are charged in GBP. The order total – the amount you will actually be charged – will be displayed in GBP before you place your order. Click here to change your currency.
We Accept
Delivery Partners
Master of Malt supports responsible drinking - Sip, don't Gulp.
ATOM Supplies Ltd trading as Master of Malt. Registered office: North House, 198 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1BE. Registered in England & Wales. Company number 3193057, VAT number GB 662241553.