Johnnie Walker celebrates 200 years


When the words scotch whisky are brought up in conversation, there’s one particular brand that springs to mind among many, and that’s Johnnie Walker.

It’s one of the first scotch whisky’s many will enjoy, and for a lot of people, it would be the number one choice if given the opportunity for their last sip.

Johnnie Walker is traceable back to 1820, in Kilmarnock, Scotland, to a small grocery shop run by John Walker. His creation has grown and spread across the world into bars, restaurants, homes, and become embedded in culture over the last 200 years.

To celebrate, the company has released a range of limited edition whiskies and designs, for all fans to raise a toast to the milestone.

Furthermore, to celebrate 200 years of the world’s most iconic Scotch Whisky brand, an independent Something™ Originals with Partizan Films present The Man Who Walked Around the World, the latest documentary from Emmy nominated and triple BAFTA-winning director Anthony Wonke.

Anthony has turned his camera away from footballers and Jedi Knights, as the film explores how after 200 years the brand remains as relevant in popular culture today as it has ever been.

Stories previously untold, archival footage and in-depth conversations give an insight into how sheer determination and a pioneering spirit took whisky from a small town in Scotland, to having a spot reserved in almost every bar around the world.  Featuring Cappadonna (Wu-Tang Clan), Sophia Bush, Sean Miyashiro, Alice Lascelles, Zakk Wylde, Ekow Eshun, Sir John Hegarty and more.

Director Anthony Wonke said: “The story of Johnnie Walker is fascinating. It explores the alchemy of a brand and what it takes to create an icon. It has punch and depth a brilliant history packed with intrigue and romanticism. Dig deeper and we find it has the potential to be so much more a story about what makes us human, the things we can achieve and what keeps pushing us forward.”

The documentary is available to watch on the Discovery Channel on the Wednesday 18 November, then streamable via Amazon Prime from Thursday 26 November.




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Justin Felix

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Name: Justin ‘hop tart’ Felix
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