It all began back in 1820 when a wee Scottish lad took up blending whisky in the grocer’s shop. Unaware of his mighty gifts, the results of his hard work would go on to become one of the world’s most recognised brands. Now in celebration of 200 years of the man who walked around the world, Johnnie Walker marks the release of the latest documentary from Emmy nominated and triple BAFTA-winning director Anthony Wonke with a limited edition bottle of the world’s most iconic Scotch Whisky brand.
Let’s all lift our glasses to one of the world’s most iconic Scotch Whisky brands with a limited edition batch of the good stuff. Released in tow with a documentary film recounting the long-storied history of Johnnie Walker, the new bottles are already available at your local Dan Murphy‘s liquor store. Offering the same sweetness wrapped in smoke, Johnnie Walker Black Label Icons Edition Blended Scotch Whisky is just as good, if not better, coming out of this murdered-out bottle.
If you’re more inclined to the shiny stuff, then Johnnie Walker Gold Label Icons Edition Blended Scotch Whisky is also getting a two-century touch-up. Containing lynelish Malt Whisky, where legendary deposits of gold have been found in the river feeding the distillery, you might as well call it the promised land because Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve is taste like the land of milk and honey.
Released in support of The Man Who Walked Around the World, the documentary by Something Originals with Partizan Films delves into the inner workings of Johnnie Walker. Hear untold stories, see archival footage, and get an insight into the pioneering spirit of the Scottish whisky brand. Featuring big names like Cappadonna (Wu-Tang Clan), Sophia Bush, Sean Miyashiro, Alice Lascelles, Zakk Wylde, Ekow Eshun, Sir John Hegarty, and more, this documentary is not one to walk past.
Commenting on the ubiquity of the Scottish whisky brand, Wonke described the symbol of the Striding Man as one that has “transcended a brand to become truly iconic.”
“The symbol of the Striding Man seems to be everywhere in some shape or form and has taken on a significance of its own. It kind of transcended a brand to become truly iconic. We’ve been on an amazing journey, going through years’ worth of footage and speaking to people from all walks of life to create this film – actors, musicians, barmen, artists, activists, and a whole host more. It’s a fantastic story.”
Look out for this incredible deep dive into the Johnnie Walker label when it debuts on the Discovery Channel, 18th November, followed by Amazon Prime Video from 26th November.