Johnnie Walker Marks 200 Years With A Redux Of Its First-Ever Scotch

Jul 29, 2020

Category: Vices

Though today it’s the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky, with over 150M liters of the stuff sold annually, Johnnie Walker had a humble and unlikely origin. After the passing of his father, Johnnie and the rest of the Walker clan opened a grocery store in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland that eventually began selling its own liquor. The brand massively grew in popularity, and, well, the rest is history. So, while the business wasn’t always a Scottish distillery, the outfit that we now know as Johnie Walker was originally formed in 1820, making 2020 the company’s 200th anniversary.

To mark this hugely illustrious occasion, Johnnie Walker has released four special edition bottles. The first is the Legendary Eight, a blended Scotch that packs a little more punch than the standard Blue Label at 87.6 proof. Then there’s Johnnie Walker Blue Label 200th Anniversary Limited Edition Design, which is the regular drink in a special bottle and packaging. Next is the John Walker & Sons Celebratory Blend, which is modeled after Johnie Walker’s Old Highland Whisky that it produced in the mid-1800s, while the final bottle is a 28-year whisky aiming to replicate the label’s first-ever Scotch. All for bottles are slated for a release in October of 2020.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Vices

This All-Natural USDA-Certified CBD Oil Can Treat A Variety Of Ailments

Speeds up recovery, lowers anxiety, and is completely and totally legal.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Featured Image

Blackwell Releases A Limited Edition 007 Rum Celebrating The 25th Bond Film

Each bottle comes with a QR code for an augmented reality experience.

Posted By

Oct 26, 2020

Featured Image

The Macallan Releases Its Largest Fine & Rare Scotch Collection Ever

Joining the 56 vintages is a 27-year-aged 1993 Edition.

Posted By

Oct 23, 2020

Featured Image

This Japanese Gin Is Crafted From A Surplus Of Recycled Budweiser Lager

A sustainably-made gin with a 40% ABV from Ethical Spirits & Co.

Posted By

Oct 21, 2020

Featured Image

Jim Beam’s First-Ever Luxury Bourbon Is A Multi-Generational Family Collaboration

Distilled by father and son duo Fred And Freddie Noe.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2020

Featured Image

This Elite Sotheby’s Whisky Auction Has More Than 300 Prestigious Bottles

Anchored by a six-bottle Macallan lot expected to fetch up to $1M.

Posted By

Oct 19, 2020