Back in the early 1930s, Sir Alexander Walker, grandson to John Walker, was a passenger on a trans-Atlantic voyage. During a visit to the ship’s bar, he noticed all the bottles of liquor moving around chaotically with the motion of the ship. Mr. Walker took note. When he arrived back in Scotland, he went to work designing a bottle that would swing back and forth with the motion of the ship. With this new swinging bottle, Alexander also created a new blended Scotch whisky. Nowadays, Johnnie Walker Swing can be found in duty free shops. However, every now and then it will appear on a store shelf, which is how I picked up my bottle.