Johnnie Walker Blue Label Striding Man
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Striding Man is a limited edition release of Blue Label – the legendary flagship whisky of the Johnnie Walker house. This nineteenth century style whisky has a velvety smooth mouthfeel that gives an explosion of flavour on the palate Hazelnut, rose petals, sherry, oranges. This artfully blended whisky has won more gold medals for excellence than any other super premium whisky.
When Alexander Walker took over his father’s small blending business in 1857, foundations were laid for an enterprise that would, under his own son Alexander, make Johnnie Walker the world’s favourite Scotch whisky. Copyrighting his label, ‘Old Highland Scotch Whisky’ in 1867, the famous square bottle soon followed and by 1906, the younger Alexander had created a distinct blend that was 12 years old and deemed ‘Extra Special’. Three years later, it evolved into the Johnnie Walker Black Label we know today. While the younger Alexander had a flair for innovation, co-owner George Walker was a skilled marketer. It was Walker who masterminded the famous ‘Striding Man’ logo over 100 years ago.
This set is a limited edition of 4 bottles of 200 ml each.
With its distinctive square bottle, its label angled precisely at 24° and the iconic Striding Man, Johnnie Walker is the world’s best selling Scotch whisky. It was created in Kilmarnock in 1865 and is now available in almost every country in the world. Between 1906 & 1909 John Walker’s grandsons introduced the colour names which the bottles still bear to this day.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Striding Man is a unique collectible. We expect this release was 10’000 bottles, which would equate to 2500 sets of 4 bottles. This has been on sale in Harrods of London in 2018. It can be found on various collectible whisky retail sites and typically commands about €400 for a set (click here to check)