Format: 0,70 lt
Serving temperature: 16 ° / 20 °
John Walker was born on July 25, 1805. His father, a farmer, died in 1819 and the family sold the farm. Their trustees invested the proceeds, £ 417, in an Italian warehouse, a grocery store and a wine and liquor store on the High Street in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Walker ran the grocery, wine, and spirits segment as a teenager in 1820. The Excise Act of 1823 relaxed the strict whiskey distillation laws and reduced, by a considerable amount, the extremely heavy taxes on whiskey distillation and sales. . In 1825, Walker, a teetotaler, sold alcohol, including rum, brandy, gin, and whiskey. In a short time he went on to sell mainly whiskey. Since blending grain and malt whiskey was still prohibited, it sold both blended malt whiskeys and grain whiskeys. They were sold as made-to-order whiskeys, blended to meet the customer’s specific needs, because they had no own brand. He began using his name on labels years later, selling a blended malt like Walker’s Kilmarnock Whiskey. John Walker died in 1857. Alexander Walker, son of John Walker, inherited the business after his father died. The brand became popular, but after Walker’s death it was his son Alexander “Alec” Walker and grandson Alexander Walker II who were largely responsible for creating whiskey as a brand of choice.