Alexander Walker (1837 - 1889) MP

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Birthplace: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Alexander Walker

of the Johnnie Walker whisky distillery family. He joined the family business in 1856. Advertising had not yet caught on as a marketing vehicle, so Walker turned to other means to make the product memorable to consumers. In 1867, Alexander registered his signature black and gold slanting label, a design that is strikingly similar to the present Black Label®. When copyrights became available in 1876, Walker added that measure of protection. By that time, Walker's whisky was already in its characteristic and revolutionary square bottle.

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Alexander Walker's Timeline

1837
1837
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1862
1862
Age 25
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1864
1864
Age 27
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1869
1869
Age 32
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1871
1871
Age 34
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1873
1873
Age 36
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1874
September 11, 1874
Age 37
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1877
1877
Age 40
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1879
1879
Age 42
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1881
1881
Age 44
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK