Whiskey Makes its Mark in China

Churchill Bar Ritz Carlton Beijing
Churchill Bar Ritz Carlton Beijing

The world's largest luxury Scotch whisky embassy opened at the end of 2012. Over four floors, the Johnnie Walker House contains a distillery bar with the most extensive whiskey cocktail list in the country, whiskey education and retail space, members-only whiskey vaults, personalized blends and food pairings prepared by an in-house chef.

But the Johnnie Walker House is not in Scotland. It's in Beijing. And it comes on the heels of Johnnie Walker opening a similar spot in Shanghai the previous year.