Prince Charles opens Johnnie Walker Centre in Edinburgh while making his own cocktail

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Prince of Wales was seen sipping on a whiskey cocktail as he walked down Johnnie Walker Princes Street last Friday morning.

Prince Charles has officially opened the Johnnie Walker Princes Street, the world's first-ever visitor experience for the world's top-selling Scotch whisky, in the Scottish capital.

The centre, situated in the former House of Fraser property, is part of a £185 million investment in venue developments and distilleries in Scotland for beverage company Diageo.

Prince Charles, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay, visited the octagonal tourist attraction and unveiled a plaque on the roof terrace bar.

During The Prince's, Charles got to meet the first students at Johnnie Walker Learning For Life Academy, a new space dedicated to the bar keeper and hospitality training program.

Commenting on the partnership between Johnnie Walker and the Prince's Foundation, Diageo executive director Ivan Menezes said: "We are grateful to His Royal Highness for the interest he has shown in the Scotch whisky industry, and we look forward to working in partnership with The Prince's Foundation to create opportunities for people in communities across Scotland to get into training and employment in hospitality and tourism."