End of the road for one of the world's most renowned whiskeys - Johnnie Walker

   Apr 18, 3:11 pm

Kilmarnock ( Scotland), April.18 (ANI): The last bottle of one of the world's renowned whiskeys - Johnnie Walker - is being filled, and after this is done, the company that brews and bottles it - Diageo - will close forever.

For Black or Red Label whiskey lovers, the news would be devastating, as it will be for the 700 employees that still work at the Kilmarnock factory where the legendary whiskey has been brewed and bottled since 1820.

The Scottish community has reacted with anger to the development and is protesting against the closure of the factory, reports the web site NDJ World. cottish Premier Alex Salmond has been unable to convince Diageo to keep the factory open and allow the the tantalizing liquor to continue flowing.

The company had already announced in 2009 that it planned to close the Johnnie Walker factory.

Of the 700 employees, 430 accepted a departure severance pay, about 200 of them found work at other jobs within the company and 82 employees were terminated.

he last bottle of Johnnie Walker to roll off the assembly line will be on display at a museum that is about the history of the brand.

The very first Walker's Kilmarnock Whisky bottle was sold in 1820. (ANI)

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