Johnnie Walker

World Whisky Day

May 18

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

"Keep walking"

Originally known as Walker's Kilmarnock Whisky, the Johnnie Walker brand is a legacy left by John "Johnnie" Walker after he started to sell whisky in his grocer's shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. The brand became popular, but after Walker's death in 1857 it was his son Alexander Walker and grandson Alexander Walker II who were largely responsible for establishing the whisky as the most the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world. Science fiction fans will have noticed that in two scenes of Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner (1982), Harrison Ford drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label after it is poured from a futuristic Art Deco bottle.

Johnnie Walker

World Whisky Day invites everyone to have a dram and celebrate the water of life.

Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky that originated in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, sold in almost every country, with annual sales of over 130 million bottles.

Originally known as Walker's Kilmarnock Whisky, the Johnnie Walker brand is a legacy left by John "Johnnie" Walker after he started to sell whisky in his grocer's shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. The brand became popular, but after Walker's death in 1857 it was his son Alexander Walker and grandson Alexander Walker II who were largely responsible for establishing the whisky as a popular brand.

Interestingly, in two scenes of Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner (1982), Harrison Ford drinks Johnnie Walker Black Label after it is poured from a futuristic Art Deco bottle.

For more interesting facts about Scotch whisky, click the Johnnie Walker selection below.

If other brands are more to your fancy, view the Whisky Bar page on this site for Whisky, Spirits & Cordials, Ales & Beers, all in  Scottish Country Dance form!   See if your personal favorite has a dance associated with it!

Or for more Johnnie Walker history, explore their site by clicking their most recent limited edition offering, White Walker, a Game of Thrones tribute version.

See the video below for the Tay Dancers performing this dance in 2005.

Slainte!

Johnnie Walker
Johnnie Walker

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The majority of dance descriptions referenced on this site have been taken from the

 

Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary or the

Scottish Country Dancing Database 

 

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