John Barr was widely known in his homeland as a first class whisky man. Born into a whisky-making family in Speyside, Scotland, Barr rose through positions of prominence in life and in the industry. By the early 1900s, he was appointed Managing Director of the leading Scotch Whisky business of the day. Traveling the globe as an ambassador of his country’s signature spirit, John Barr is renowned for bringing a richer style of blended scotch whisky to the world.