About Johnnie Walker Collection Gift Pack
Upon his father’s death in 1820, a young grocer named Johnnie Walker invested his £417 inheritance from his farmer father into a grocery and spirits shop on High Street in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. While Walker himself was a teetotaller, he sold a popular single malt whisky under the name Walker’s Kilmarnock Whisky. When Walker retired from the store in the 1850s, whisky sales represented just 8% of the store’s business.
In 1857, Alexander Walker — Johnnie Walker’s eldest son —took over and began improving the selection of single malt Scotch whiskies, finally establishing the Johnnie Walker brand as a favored whisky brand. In addition, Alexander had apprenticed with a tea merchant in Glasgow and there, had learned the art of blending tea. Under his stewardship, the House of Walker began blending whisky and bottling it in an iconic, square bottle adorned with a slanted label in 1860. By the time Alexander Walker retired in the 1880s, whisky sales represented over 95% of the store’s business. Today, Johnnie Walker is owned by Diageo and it's one of the most popular Scotch whiskies in the world.
Johnnie Walker Collection Gift Pack is a wonderful introduction to over two centuries of experience of Johnnie Walker whiskies and their signature expressions. Containing four bottles of 200 ml., the collection includes Black Label, Gold Label Reserve, Aged 18 Years and Blue Label. Beginning with their signature Black Label, a smooth and smoky whisky expression balanced with sweet notes of vanilla, Gold Label Reserve on the other hand, is a luxuriously smooth whisky with vanilla and dark fruit notes and only gentle smokiness. Aged 18 Years is truly a multi-layered whisky with flavors of fruit, spice, malt and the signature Johnnie Walker smokiness, while Blue Label is adored for its depth and velvety smooth flavors of caramel and hazelnuts.
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