bar miyako and women in distilling 1 – jane walker / emma walker

あっという間にもう3月ですね!3月8日は国連が制定した「国際女性デー (International Women’s Day)」ですが、その日を起点に3月を「女性史月刊 (Women’s History Month) 」としている国も多くあります。そこで今月は女性が関わるお酒をご紹介していければと思います。




It’s March! As many of you know, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and many countries have since come to celebrate March as Women’s History Month. As such, we’d like to feature spirits which involve women in their creation this month.

The first one up is Jane Walker (photo right). While we’ve introduced this before, this 10-year blend was created by Emma Walker, the 7th master blender for Johnnie Walker and the first female master blender in the brand’s 200 year history. Wow!

Photo left is the Johnnie Walker 12 Year Jane Walker Edition, which was released in the US to coincide with International Women’s Day in 2018. At this point, this was essentially the Johnnie Walker Black Label with limited-edition packaging, but two years later, Jane Walker was released as brand new original limited-edition blend, proving that women just keep on walking!

This week, the bar is open from 7pm to 1am on weekdays, so we hope to see you all back at the bar soon!

bar miyako and jane walkers

ジョニーウォーカーをこよなく愛する bar miyako ですが、お店にはジョニーならぬジェーンウォーカーも存在することはご存じですか。


2018年3月8日の「国際女性デー」に合わせてアメリカ限定でリリースされた「ジェーン・ウォーカー 12年」に加え、その後パッケージ等を変更して2020年にリリースされた「ジェーン・ウォーカー 10年」も今回新たに入手しました。



Many of you know that bar miyako is madly in love with Johnnie Walker, but how many of you know that we also have some bottles of Johnnie’s female counterpart, Jane?

For the Jane Walker editions, Johnnie’s world renowned iconic Striding Man logo has been transformed into a Striding Woman, complete with top hat, tails and cane. The first 12-year edition was released in the US in 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, and 2 years later, the 10-year Jane Walker was born.

We’ve gotten our hands on both bottles, so please stop by if you’d like a taste or even just an up-close view of the bottles.  (Interestingly, it seems like Jane’s initial reception in the US in 2018 was not quite what the makers expected, but more on this at the bar…)

This week, bar miyako is open as usual from 7pm to 1am on Monday to Friday. Hope to see you all back at the bar soon!