Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire Blended Scotch Whisky
Upon his father’s death in 1820, a young grocer named Johnnie Walker invested his £417 inheritance into a grocery and spirits shop on High Street in 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 — inherited the store and began improving its selection of single malt Scotch whiskies. 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. By the time Alexander Walker retired in the 1880s, whisky sales represented over 95% of the store’s business.
Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire are two new Scotch whisky blends that honor the enduring legacy of Game of Thrones. Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire is inspired by the fierce dragons of Daenerys Targaryen, showcasing peated whisky from the Islay-based Caol Ila distillery. Bottled at 40.8%, this whisky has a more full-bodied flavor, with a hint of spice, notes of subtle red fruit, and sweet smoke.
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|Proof||81.6 (40.8% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Cardhu Distillery|