Jack Daniel’s vs Johnnie Walker

Which Whisky are You?


jack-daniels-vs-johnnie-walkerBoth Jack Daniel’s and Johnnie Walker are famed and best-selling whiskies locally and internationally. Jack Daniel’s is an American brand from Tennessee manufactured by Brown-Forman Corporation. It was first introduced in 1866 by the founder Jack Daniel. However due to Daniel’s worsening health condition, it was passed on to his nephew, Lem Motlow. After other issues and problems, the whisky was further passed on to different companies until its current manufacturer bought it in 1956. Jack Daniel’s was widely known for its black labels and square-type bottles. What gives Jack Daniel’s a distinct flavor is that it is made from 51% corn that is sieved through maple charcoal in large wooden vats before letting it age in new charred oak barrels. Jack Daniel’s gives a less composite and more straightforward taste with a bite of alcohol due to its short aging process.

Johnnie Walker label, on the other hand, originated from Ayrshire, Scotland. It was created by Johnnie Walker himself in 1820 and was first sold in his own grocery store. Upon Johnnie Walker’s death, the whisky was passed on to his son and grandsons. Under their management, Johnnie Walker label then became more known an established. In 1925, George Walker and Alexander Walker II joined the Distillers Company that was bought by Guinness in 1986. Later in 1997, Guinness merged with Grand Metropolitan that led to the establishment of Diageo, its current manufacturer. Johnnie Walker is famous in creating several blends with corresponding label colors. Its different blends are Black, Gold, Green, Blue, and Red Labels, Red &Cola, and Johnnie Walker Swing. Johnnie Walker gives a malt and peat taste of the whisky with a more complex flavor and aromatic style.


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