Johnnie Walker whisky has its roots in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world. Winston Churchill's favorite whisky was Johnnie Walker Red Label, which he mixed with water and drank throughout the day. A number of singers and songwriters have referenced Johnnie Walker in their works, from Amanda Marshall to ZZ Top. Heavy metal band Black Label Society was named after Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, as Zakk Wylde was very fond of the drink.For most of its history Johnnie Walker only offered a few blends. Since the turn of the century, there has been a spate of special and limited bottlings.Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the rarest and most expensive expression in the range, and a number of variants have been produced, including a King George V edition and Blue Label 2015 Limited Edition Design. Exclusive to the global travel retail arena, is Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection, which includes The Spice Road and The Gold Route.