After celebrating Johnnie Walker’s founder John Walker’s birthday on Saturday, July 25, today we continue the whiskey festivities celebrating National Scotch Day. John Walker’s spark, vision, and entrepreneurial fire created a 200-year legacy for Johnnie Walker, a Scotch Whisky that remains one of the most beloved and best-selling Scotches across the globe.

In honor of his birthday and National Scotch Day, the company shared with Latin Times a delicious Johnnie Walker highball recipe along with a few fun facts about the brand.

Salud!

Black Label Coconut Highball

Ingredients:

1.5oz Johnnie Walker Black Label

1oz Sweet Vermouth

3oz Coconut Sparkling Water

Garnish: Orange Slice

Glassware: Highball

Method:

Combine all ingredients over cubed ice in a highball glass. Top with an orange slice.

Did You Know?

  • John Walker began blending whiskeys to guarantee consistency to his customers.
  • The Striding Man icon was first etched on the back of a menu during a lunch outing.
  • John Walker’s son, Alexander, came up with the idea for Johnnie Walker’s famous square bottle to reduce breakages & the slanted label to stand out from the crowd.
  • In 1934, John Walker & Sons were granted a Royal Warrant by King George V to supply whiskey to the royal household (they still hold a Royal Warrant today!)
  • In 1999, Johnnie Walker launched its first-ever global advertising campaign which saw the Striding Man icon change directions to walking forward into the new millennium.