John Barr was widely known in his homeland as a whisky man. Born in Dufftown, Speyside, to a whisky-making family, he rose through positions of prominence in life and in the industry. He traveled the globe as an ambassador of his native Scotland’s signature spirit and brought a richer blend to the world.
His namesake whisky honours this legacy, raising expectations once again.
Created by Distillers Company Limited in the 1970s following the withdrawal of Johnnie Walker Red in the UK. In 1993, Whyte & Mackay took over the brand and its master blender, Richard Paterson, took the reins. This smoky blend contains 40 constituent whiskies including Speyside and Highland malts up to 15 years old.