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Johnnie Walker Price, History and Information

Johnnie Walker price ranges from $23-$200 depending on the whiskey and the size of its bottle. It is the most famous brand of blended Scotch Whiskey. Each year, its brand owner, Diageo, sells more than 226.6 million bottles of this whiskey (2015 data). Johnnie Walker was a favorite brand of whiskey Winston Churchill and Dick Cheney.

Johnnie Walker Price

Whiskey nameSizeAvg.
Price
Alcohol %
Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky750ml$2340%
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky750ml$3140%
Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky750ml$43.5040%
Johnnie Walker Green Label750ml$6543%
Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky750ml$8540%
Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years750ml$20040%
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky750ml$16540%

Types of Johnnie Walker Whiskey

Types of Johnnie Walker whiskies

  • Johnnie Walker Red Label is a blended tape made from 35 different alcohols. It was Winston Churchill’s favorite whiskey. A standard blend based on Cardhu whiskey with a catchy honey flavor. In addition, Johnnie Walker Red Label whiskey includes several peat whiskeys from island distilleries. Red Label whiskey has a short aging time. The blends used are not older than 5 years, because of which the taste of the drink is quite sharp and aggressive.
  • Johnnie Walker Black Label – is a blend of about 40 spirits aged for at least 12 years, of which 35 varieties are malt whiskeys and only 5 are grain whiskeys. Black label is based on Caol Ila and Talisker whiskey, which are the dominant single malts in this blend. As a result of the work of the blending master and long aging, a deep golden color drink with orange reflections is born.
  • Johnnie Walker Double Black Label – similar to the previous whiskey, which is characterized by a large influence of malts from the island of Islay, as well as subsequent aging in charred barrels.
  • Johnnie Walker Green Label is a blended Scotch whiskey, which contains only 4 spirits, from all four sides of Scotland: Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore and Coal Ila. Moreover, spirits aged at least 15 years old each are taken, after which the blend is additionally aged for another six months in an old barrel.
  • Johnnie Walker Gold Label was originally created in honor of the centenary of the birth of John Walker. Its base is from single malt Clynelish. It was originally created by Alexander Walker the Second. However, the First World War greatly spoiled the plans. Since 2013, Johnnie Walker Gold Label has been released under the name Gold Label Reserve. Despite the fact that the bottles and labels are almost completely identical, some believe that the tastes of Johnnie Walker Gold Label vary greatly.
  • Johnnie Walker Blue Label is one of the most expensive types of blended whiskies. Each bottle has its own serial number etched at the bottom of the bottle. It contains alcohols from the 19th century, which determines the cost of up to $500 per bottle of 0.7 liters. The average age of the blend is 26 years. As a rule, Johnnie Walker Blue Label whiskey bottles do not contain any mention of the age of the spirits in the label at all. Its basis is Royal Lochnagar from Highland, as well as Coal Ila from Islay.
  • Johnnie Walker Platinum Label – is an almost complete analogue of Gold Label. It is available for Asian countries, as well as for Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Poland, Israel and Australia.
  • Johnnie Walker Swing – a feature of this sort of whiskey is that it is bottled in domed bottles, making them very difficult to turn over. It is believed that Johnnie Walker Swing and packaging for it were created specifically for use on ships. It contains quite a lot of whiskey from Speyside, as well as varieties from Highlands and Islay.
    johnnie walker swing
  • Johnnie Walker Red & Cola is a blend of Red Label whiskey and plain cola. Especially for youth.
    johnnie walker red cola can

History of Johnnie Walker

The story of this famous scotch began in 1820, in Kilmanrock, England. The Walker family was fed by farming, but after the death of his father in 1819, the energetic Johnny decided to try his luck in trade. He sold the farm and organized his own business with the proceeds. Among other things the shop sold teas and alcohol.

Johnnie Walker

God gave Johnny the unique ability to discern the subtlest aromas and tastes, which revealed his talent for creating magnificent compositions.

John’s son, Alexander, was engaged in the study of blending tea in Glasgow. There he worked for a tea company. In 1856, he returned home to help his father in the field of family business. He managed to apply knowledge in the art of blending to create new varieties of whiskey.

He created his first drink, registered in 1867 and called Old Highland Whiskey. Later, Alexander renamed it in honor of his father, who founded a family company. Thus appeared Johnnie Walker. It immediately became a very popular drink.

The family business was continued by two sons – George and Alexander (junior). They turned it around on a large scale. In 1893, the brothers bought a farm, where they engaged in the production of whiskey. Since then, the need to purchase drinks from local manufacturers disappeared, and work gained industrial momentum. Today, Johnny Walker Museum stands on the site of the farm, showcasing the history of this whiskey.

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In 1909, new Walkers brought new names to the beverage line. The carefully crafted Red Label and Black Label brands were presented.

The Walker brothers’ business expanded rapidly, and by 1920 the brand was already being sold in 120 countries!

Recently, Diageo bought a majority stake in this company.

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Awards and Accolades

Awards given to Johnny Walker Red Label

2013 – the highest award at the international alcohol competition in San Francisco
2013 and 2014 – medals at the international competition of alcoholic beverages
2014 – Gold Award for Scotch Whiskey Masters
2015 – Gold Award at the International Whiskey Competition

Awards given to Johnny Walker Black Label

2007 – Gold Award at the International Alcohol Competition in San Francisco
2013 – two gold awards at the international alcohol competition in San Francisco
2013 – gold at the international Wine & Spirit Competition
2015 – Gold on Scotch Whiskey Masters

Awards given to Johnny Walker Double Black

2013 – Gold at the San Francisco Alcohol Competition
2014 – Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition
2015 – Gold on Scotch Whiskey Masters

Awards given to Johnny Walker Blue Label

2007 – Gold at the San Francisco Alcohol Fair
2013 – two gold awards at the San Francisco Alcohol Fair
2014 – Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition

Johnnie Walker Distillery

Some of the blends used to make Johnnie Walker whiskies are produced in the Cardhu distillery is located in Aberlour, Scotland. You can take a guided tour of this only malt distillery started by women in 1811.

Cardhu distillery in Aberlour Scotland

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