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Most popular Whisky in UK - Johnnie Walker

Jan 05, 2015 | Comment(s) | Post By Brodey Sheppard

Johnnie Walker is a brand which needs little introduction. The company started out life in the 19th century, when John “Johnnie” Walker began selling whisky from his grocery shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. Johnnie Walker is one of the most popular blended Scotches. Now, blended Scotches means this whisky contains a mixture of whiskies from other distilleries. It is common knowledge that the main ingredients are Cardu and Talisker.

Most Popular Whisky in UK - Johnnie Walker brand is owned by Diageo

Origin: Kilmarnock, Scotland. Johnnie Walker was founded by none other than John Walker.

Introduced: 1820

The most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, it is sold in almost every country, with annual sales of over 130 million bottles - Wikipedia. A Key feature of every bottle of Johnnie Walker scotch is the Striding Man logo. It was created in 1908 by illustrator Tom Browne to be a likeness of John Walker in traditional, upscale attire. In the logo, the man is walking forward, which Diageo says symbolises forward thinking and the pursuit of excellence. For most of its history Johnnie Walker only offered a few blends, which became quite popular throughout the time. But, in recent years there have been several special and limited bottling.

Most popular Whisky in UK

Standard Johnnie Walker Labels

Each of this 6 blends have their unique personality and taste. Known amongst blended whisky lovers as one of the top premium Scotch blends.

1. Black Label

Rich, Smooth and has hidden depths. It is regarded by experts as the ultimate Scotch deluxe whisky, the benchmark by which all others are measured. Johnnie Walker Black is a blend of around 40 whiskies, very well put together. Comes with 12 years and 40% ABV. It has a good peat note and is also a bit spicy.

johnnie walker black label whisky - most popular whiskey

2. Red Label

Full of character - Versatile, Vibrant whisky. Red Label was created by the Johnnie Walker company in 1909, this is a classic blended whiskies, a great mixer and back bar favourite. RED LABEL with its combination of light whiskies from Scotland’s east coast and dark, peaty whiskies from the west coast, created a blend with an extraordinary depth of flavor.

red label

3. Double Black

The flavour is full bodied and complex with the signature JOHNNIE WALKER. A rich, intense, smoky blend containing whisky matured in deep charred old oak casks. The Johnnie Walker Double Black is a smokier more intense Black Label.. Smoky is on the top overpowering other flavor but overall is smooth so you can easily finish a bottle with friends in a couple of hours.

double black johnnie walker

4. Blue Label

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, also known as Max Walker, is blended to recreate the character and taste of some of the earliest whisky blends created in the 19th century. The rare casks used in the blending of JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL are drawn from the largest reserves of whisky in the world. JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL is the pinnacle of Blended Scotch Whisky. BLUE LABEL has won numerous awards for excellence. It contains a blend of some of our rarest malts and most superior grains, matured to their peak. This gives the blue label a very intensive taste.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label was a favorite of the late US president Richard Nixon, who used to enjoy it with dry ginger ale.

johnnie walker blue label

5. Gold Label Reserve

The Gold Label was first introduced in the year 1920. It was the 100th anniversary of the Johnnie Walker brand. Gold Label is commonly bottled at 15 or 18 years, or without an age statement as Gold Label Reserve. It's structured around single malt whisky from Clynelish. With an exceptional aromatic intensity that comes from hand-picked casks from selected reserves, it is a blend crafted for the tastes of modern whisky fans.

johnnie walker gold reserve

6. Platinum Label

A Blended Scotch Whisky that epitomises the true full-flavoured JOHNNIE WALKER traditional style. It is a rich and sophisticated blend perfectly crafted for exclusive and treasured moments in life. Flavour notes include rich dried fruit, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant almonds and tangerines.

johnnie walker platinum label

7. Green Label

The Green Label is is the standard bottling of Johnnie Walker and comes with 15 years and 43% ABV. It is not one of the premium Scotch whiskies. It is no longer internationally available, but remains in limited production for the Taiwanese market.

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8. Johnnie Walker Swing

Named after the way the bottle rocks back and forth when given a nudge, Johnnie Walker Swing was made to be kept on a ship.It is "almost as sweet as a bourbon". The blended whisky, too, tastes great whether you're out on the ocean or on dry land.

Several special and limited bottling of Johnnie Walker Whiskies: Johnnie Walker XR 21 Year Old - A special edition release of Johnnie Walker, this 21 year old expression was inspired by the blending notes of Sir Alexander Walker. , The John Walker, Blue Label King George V Edition, John Walker & Sons Private Collection - 2014 Edition, John Walker & Sons Odyssey (Johnnie Walker) etc.

Johnnie Walker Blends Serving: It can be enjoyed on its own, with a dash of still or sparkling water, or with soda or ginger ale as a long drink. That was Most popular Whisky in UK - Johnnie Walker. Buy Whisky online in UK from LiquorOnline.co.uk - an ideal place to buy wine, beers and spirits online.

Sources: Wikipedia.com, JohnnieWalker.com

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