Emma Walker


Johnny Walker


Master Blender

Dr. Emma Walker is making history as the first female Master Blender for Johnnie Walker, the world's top-selling Scotch Whisky. With 13 years at Diageo, she has been instrumental in crafting innovative blends like the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare series. Taking over from the retiring Dr. Jim Beveridge OBE, Emma's appointment signifies a new era for the brand.

Despite no familial relation to the Walkers, Emma brings extensive experience and expertise to her role. Leading a 12-strong team, she aims to maintain Johnnie Walker's renowned quality while introducing blends to captivate a new generation of Scotch enthusiasts. Emma's journey in the whisky industry has been marked by diverse experiences, from understanding fermentation to collaborating with Dr. Jim Beveridge.

Expressing her excitement, Emma says, "I am honored to take on the title of Master Blender of Johnnie Walker at an exciting time for the brand as we embark on the next step of our journey." As Dr. Jim Beveridge retires, he expresses confidence in Emma, recognizing her knowledge and dedication. Emma's appointment signifies a blend of tradition and innovation for Johnnie Walker, ushering in a promising future for the iconic brand.

Emma Walker