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Kilmarnock - a bustling hamlet of East Ayrshire, Scotland– stood as a testimony to the 200 year old legacy of the Scotch whiskey giant, Johnnie Walker until 2012. Soon after, world’s largest distiller Diageo, hell-bent on shutting down Johnnie Walker’s Kilmarnock bottling plant, forced the town to loose its most prized possession.
The origin of whiskey has evolved into a long and rather Sisyphean debate. There is, however, the widely accepted notion amongst the whiskey drinking community that it was the Irish monks who brought home the secrets of distillation of perfumes. They had acquired the skills from their trips to the Mediterranean countries as early as the 11th century.