The Man Who Walked Around the World

A film by
Anthony Wonke

A young Scottish boy starts blending whisky in a grocer’s shop in 1820, little did he know the result would go on to become one of the world’s most recognised brands.

From Emmy and triple Bafta-winning director Anthony Wonke, The Man Who Walked Around the World is an exploration of what it takes to become an icon in popular culture.

The feature documentary looks at the rise of Johnnie Walker; from playing a part in some of history’s most notable events, to being immortalised on screen by Hollywood filmmakers, sung about by stars, and celebrated by novelists.

Never heard before stories, archival footage and in-depth conversations give an insight into how sheer determination and a pioneering spirit took Johnnie Walker from a small town in Scotland, to having a spot reserved in almost every bar around the world.

with Partizan Films
Cappadonna (Wu-Tang Clan)
Sophia Bush
Sean Miyashiro
Zakk Wylde
Ekow Eshun
Jason Solomons
Sir John Hegarty
Barrie Wilson
Alice Lascelles
Nasir Khan
John Williams
Mick Mahoney
David Gates
Dr Nicholas Morgan
Dr Jim Beveridge OBE
Emma Walker
Christine McCafferty
Sithu Thet
Afshin Molavi
Daisy Walker
Michael Pregent
Kevin Kosar
Marie Macklin CBE
Ed Davies
Raisa Sutecas Pin
Bruno Honório
Director of Photography
Laura Warner
Stephen Ellis ACE
Original Music by
Walter Mair
Executive Producers
Dan Pickard
Nick Hoskin
Andy Hewitt
Jenny Beckett
Georges Bermann
Produced by
Keaton Stone
Laura Warner
Hedvig Ahlberg
Line Producer
Laura Dixon
Production Executive
Ceri Smith
Directed by
Anthony Wonke
The Johnnie Walker journey, from local grocer to global icon.