Distillery: Johnnie Walker/Diageo
Established: 1820 I guess?
Notes: Red is the best-selling scotch in the world (The Walker brand fetches nearly 130 million bottles sold yearly). "Renowned for its bold, characterful (I didn’t even know that was a word. I mean it just doesn’t sound right does it?) taste - balanced to shine through even when mixed. It’s a flavor the Walker family has never compromised on.”
Description: So there I was. Sitting at work when I received an email from L.B. over at Thrillist. He was wondering if I could fit in a quick shoot the next day for an upcoming Thrillist post. And since my weekends are actually weekdays, I figured I could fit it in. So he sent me to Elway’s downtown to photograph some food and scotch pairings for an upcoming scotch (Johnnie Walker to be exact) night that Elway’s is hosting. Now, I’m not normally one for blended scotch, but I’m no hater. If its got alcohol in it, I’m in. If its any kinda of whiskey, awesome. If its scotch, hell yeah. So after the shoot I was offered the food and the Walker Red. ”Well, shit,” I thought. I sat there for a split second thinking about what I needed to do in the very immediate future on my day off. Realizing the answer was, “jack shit,” I decided to enjoy a free glass of scotch at 11AM. I mean…no brainer right? At any rate, Walker Red is a good overall scotch. I do believe most people buy red with the intent on mixing it. Most parties I ever went to in college welcomed someone with a bottle of Red and Coke. So, if you’re throwing a big party, and want to class it up a bit without dropping some serious dollar, check out some Walker Red. Be sure to head over the Thrillist to read more about the Elway’s scotch night.
P.S. Anyone gonna be going to the scotch night?