John Walker clearly wasn't a sentimental man. Within a year of his Father dying (in 1819) he had sold the family's farm and set up his own Grocery store. His business acumen however was never in question though. The shop went from strength to strength. He was also frustrated by quality inconsistencies in the range of Malt Whiskies available at the time. This simply was not good enough for him and so soon the store saw an addition to its offering- his own blended whisky.
Sweetly stewed fruit, malty cereal and a hint of smokiness