John Walker King George V Chinese New Year Limited Edition
The story of Johnnie Walker begins, of course, with the man who gave this whisky its name. John Walker's father passes away in 1819. A tough start for a country boy, but John always had something special. The sparkle in his eyes, fire in his gut, energy in every step he took. When John passed away in 1857, after a full and prosperous life, he left his son Alexander a very strong business. Alexander knew how to recognise a golden opportunity when it arose.
In 1867, he launched the first commercial Johnnie Walker blend and called it Old Highland Whisky. By 1920, Johnnie Walker whisky was present in 120 countries, and over the course of the century, it became part of global culture. The culmination of the brand came when, on 1 January 1934, John Walker & Sons received Royal Warrant from King George V to supply whisky to the royal residence.
Today, Johnnie Walker is the largest whisky brand in the world and its slogan is seen as a battle cry for progress, courage in adversity, joyful expression of optimism.