Walker, Alexander

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Name
Walker, Alexander Gender: M
born on 22 March 1869 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Kilmarnock, Scotland, 55n36, 4w30
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°32' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°17 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°08'



Biography

Scottish whisky distiller. Grandson of Johnny Walker, Alexander took over the distilling of the famous whisky after the death of his father.

Alexander took his father’s black labeled blend (called at the time Walker’s Old Highland) and added two more blends, Old Highland (white label), Special Old Highland (red label) to the line. At the same time the original blend was renamed Extra Special Old Highland (black label). Marketing was handled by his brother , George.

Sir Alexander was knighted in 1920. He retired in 1940, and on his death in 1950 left all of his blending notes to the now public company. In the 1990s John Walker and Sons introduced Johnnie Walker Gold Label based in large part on those notes.

Link to Wikipedia

Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record

Categories

  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted