Get Back into the Mix of Things with Pumped Up Beats and Limited Edition Drinks with Johnnie Walker

MANILA, Philippines—Global Scotch whisky favorite Johnnie Walker, has recently broken ground to the Johnnie Highball Bar, an interactive pop-up at Burgos Park, Forbestown Road, Taguig.

Opening its doors from April 29 to May 28, the Johnnie Highball Bar puts highballs at the center of socialization with good food, great music, and interactive activities to complete the enjoyment.

With the launch of the Johnnie Highball Bar, the leading Scotch whisky brand continues to push the envelope as it pushes to revisit building connections following over two years of isolation and distance because of the pandemic. From the Johnnie Walker House Pop-Up in 2018 to the Johnnie Highball Arcade in 2020, this year’s activation is a testament to Johnnie Walker’s commitment to deliver bigger and bolder experiences to whisky lovers and whisky novices alike through the Johnnie Highball.

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“We’re introducing more people to an interactive and entertaining experience that we know will make them fall in love with highballs even more,” shares Merell Beltran, Diageo Marketing Manager for Culture and Advocacy. “With the many delicious drinks available at the Johnnie Highball Bar, coupled with the great events guests can look forward to, we want to show guests that they can taste more out of life and get more out of their casual get-togethers with Johnnie Walker.”

Finding the perfect Johnnie Walker Highball for you

The Johnnie Highball Bar is truly a great place to discover one’s next favorite drink. Apart from Johnnie Walker’s signature serves, Johnnie & Lime, Johnnie & Ginger, and Johnnie & Apple, three new highballs will be available exclusively at the pop-up with recipes developed by Diageo Brand Ambassador Rian Asiddao and Diageo Reserve World Class Philippine Bartender of the Year Lester Ligon.

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The Johnnie Citrus Smash, a definitive classic made even better, is one of the three new serves to expect at the Johnnie Highball Bar. It’s a remarkable combination of sweet, sour, and smoky flavors prepared using Johnnie Walker Black Label.

The Johnnie Root Beer Float, the grown-up version of a root beer float, combines the smooth textures of whisky and the sweetness of root beer – a truly decadent treat made using Johnnie Walker Black Label.

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Meanwhile, the Johnnie Brown Sugar Boba is for those who are ready to take bold steps towards their highball discovery. This Earl Grey milk tea infused with the signature smoke of Johnnie Walker Black Label is served in a tall glass full of chewy boba.

The Launch Event

Laureen Uy, Rian Asiddao, Merell Beltran, and Nico Bolzico. Image courtesy of Johnnie Walker

In a program hosted by Nico Bolzico together with Laureen Uy, the Johnnie Highball Bar was officially launched to media and select guests at an interactive event that gave guests a taste of what to expect when they visit. Rian Asiddao took guests through a flavour journey of the Johnnie Highball Spotlight Serves, exclusively available at the Johnnie Highball Bar; afterwards, Nico and Laureen invited a few media guests to a series of competitive but light-hearted matches of Air Hockey and Foosball.

Johnnie Walker also partnered with Mango Room Studios to bring in Butta B, Nix, and Steelo to keep the energy high with great music throughout the night, and attendees were also treated to a surprise special performance by Careless Music’s James Reid.

James Reid. Image courtesy of Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Weekend Events at the Johnnie Highball Bar

On select nights, the Johnnie Highball Bar will be the venue for exciting events and programming, with musical acts and themed pop-ups featuring well-loved food and lifestyle brands.

  • April 29, May 7, May 14: Live Performances brought by Mango Room Studios – celebrate your weekend get-togethers at the Johnnie Highball Bar with good beats to vibe with 
  • May 6-7: Hungry Homies Pop-Up – discover the awesome pairing of great burgers and great whisky 
  • May 12: Massiah Album Release Performance – catch Massiah’s album release while enjoying Johnnie Walker highballs
  • May 21: La Union Pop-Up – Johnnie Walker takes us on a trip to the North for the day 

Stay tuned as there are more events to be announced.

“We’re ecstatic to be able to bring these events to our customers and give them the chance not only to try our new Johnnie Walker highballs, but also to bring back this experience that we’ve all been missing and to keep walking as one community as we taste more out of life,” Beltran adds.

The Johnnie Highball Bar will be open to serve guests from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM daily, open to guests who are 18 years old and above. A perfect match to the Johnnie Highballs, visitors can taste and order some of Locavore’s best dishes which they can enjoy al fresco while at the Bar.

Swing by the Johnnie Highball Bar today and treat yourself to a memorable, immersive experience with live performances, exciting games and activities, and delicious highballs crafted by award-winning bartenders to experience a fresh, new way to enjoy whisky.

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