JOHNNIE WALKER PRINCES STREET
Johnnie Walker FAVOURITES
In 1820, John Walker opened a grocer's shop in Kilmarnock, Scotland, where he experimented with whisky blending techniques and laid the foundation for the Johnnie Walker family business. It was John’s son, Alexander, who introduced the iconic slanted label and square bottle to be distinctive and stand out on the shelf. In 1908, Alexander’s sons commissioned leading illustrator Tom Browne to sketch the Striding Man figure to represent their energetic brand. By 1920, Johnnie Walker was available in 120 countries and became a part of global culture, being referenced by songwriters and statesmen alike. Today, Johnnie Walker is the biggest whisky brand in the world; its slogan adopted and embraced everywhere as a rallying cry for progress, encouragement in adversity and an expression of optimism. It continues to make whiskies that push boundaries.
How Blends Are Made
Blended Scotch Whisky is a mix of different whiskies, combined to create a consistent flavour. Careful blending is a skill that’s as much an art as a science. Our Master Blenders have incredible knowledge of all whisky types. It means they can continue the journey our founder John Walker started 200 years ago to unlock the world's boldest flavours.
Mix at home
The multitude of flavours in Johnnie Walker whiskies mean that is the perfect base for delicious, highballs and cocktails of all kinds. Its balance allows Johnnie Walker whiskies to work perfectly with a wide range of mixers and ingredients - the possibilities are almost endless.
Johnnie and Ginger
The Highball drink is simply one part Johnnie, three parts mixer, fresh garnish and lots of ice. It’s inviting and easy-going, an explosion of flavour you only get from the bold taste of Johnnie Walker. Time to start mixing.
Johnnie Walker Black Label. Add 50ml over ice.
Spice things up with 150ml Ginger Ale and stir to mix.
Finish with fresh ginger and star anise or a lemon wheel.
A classic whisky cocktail that’s stood the test of time. The Whisky Sour is the perfect balance of sweet syrup, sharp citrus and fiery Johnnie Walker. Adding egg white makes it rich and creamy.
Combine Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label, 20ml lemon juice, 20ml sugar syrup, 2 dashes of aromatic bitters and an egg white for a foamy head.
Mix Shake for 7-10 seconds, or double if you are using egg white.
Finish Strain everything into a glass, remove the ice and serve neat or over ice.
Garnish Finish with a lemon peel.