Johnnie Walker Blue Label Year Of The Rat
Celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year and the first of all zodiac animals, the Rat, with a limited edition design bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Year of the Rat. This colorful limited edition design bottle pays homage to the pioneering spirit that has made the Lunar New Year a dynamic global event. Simply serve neat for an elegantly simple drink. Includes one 92 proof 750 mL bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Year of the Rat. Since the time of its founder, John Walker, those who blend its whiskies have pursued flavor and quality above all else. Six generations of skilled Master Blenders have pioneered and crafted bold new flavors that have transformed a small Scottish grocery store business, founded in 1820, into an international whisky maker producing iconic whisky blends.
The earliest whisky was fairly bracing stuff, distilled almost exclusively by monks. It was never allowed to mature and tended to be very raw, as befitted a drink that was seen primarily as a medicine, used in the treatment of everything from pox to palsy.
Then along came Henry VIII who dissolved the monasteries and turned out the monks, whereupon whisky production made its way into the cottages and homesteads of regular Scots.
Over time, these ‘home distillers’ refined the process and discovered that whisky could be a pleasurable experience in its own right.
Fast forward to the early 19th Century and a dram of whisky was a staple of life in Scotland. Some became quite widely available, usually through your local grocer’s shop. The trouble was that these scotch whiskies weren’t always that consistent. The one you enjoyed yesterday might taste completely different tomorrow.
For one young man named John Walker - the proprietor of a grocer's in Kilmarnock - this wasn't good enough. He wanted his customers to enjoy the same quality and flavor time after time after time. So he began to blend them together until he produced a scotch whisky he was happy to put his name to.
And the rest, as they say, is history.