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Alexander Walker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: 1889 (51-52)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Walker
Husband of Isabella McF Walker
Father of George Paterson Walker; Mary Walker; Sir Alexander Walker; Elizabeth Grenfell; Ellen Walker and 6 others

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
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1864
1864
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1869
1869
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1871
1871
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1873
1873
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1874
September 11, 1874
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
1877
1877
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1879
1879
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1881
1881
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK