Food & Drink

Keep Walking, Of Course

With the Blue Label, true blue among the finest blended whiskies, it’s always time to drink.

BY GRACE LAI | May 28, 2018 | News

Lim Wen Suan, winner of The Voice Malaysia, mesmerised the crowd with her performance and a unique rendition of ‘Never Be Enough’ from The Greatest Showman. All images Courtesy of Johnnie Walker Malaysia

“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it's time to drink” Haruki Murakami wrote.

When you drink whisky, you know that you are in the company of some of the world’s finest minds and characters. If not in person (unless you can time travel) then in one’s imagination. I sometimes picture Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and James Joyce when I drink. No really. Black and white for the drama, feather boas around the ladies, dapper hats on the men grouped around a black baby grand. Whisky was and forever is to be savoured among friends and friends you don’t yet know.

The rare blend of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, in which only 1 in 10,000 casks has the elusive quality, character and flavour to deliver its unique notes.

Taller than Goliath himself, the iconic golden Striding Man stood at the entrance of the Copper Mansion one fine Friday night. Beckoning from the entrance for me to hop in and join in on a night of an Extraordinary Evening with Johnnie Walker Blue Label, gilded cages hung from faux leafy trees, glinting and winking in its copper splendor. Inspired by the craftsmanship and heritage that goes into every drop of Johnnie Walker, the cages are the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Capsule Series, designed by award-winning British designer Tom Dixon OBE for the 2017 Milan Design Week. The bottle and box feature contemporary designs typical of Dixon's work, the signature copper accents a nod to the copper pot stills used in whisky-making. Suffice to say, holding the exquisite night at Copper Mansion, one of the latest of the Chinese seafood restaurant and event spaces in PJ befits the brief.

A myriad of cultural performances.

Nancy Sit, renowned Hong Kong actress and singer, made a special appearance in Malaysia at the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Tom Dixon Dinner.

Touted as a night to be remembered, Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia invited a staggering 880 guests for a night of Blue Label, the dinner itself graced by Hong Kong veteran actor and singer Nancy Sit, and Lim Wen Suan, winner of The Voice Malaysia, emceed by MY FM deejays Emely Poon and Jack Lam. The dinner in itself was a feast fit for the emperors with dishes of Double-boiled Fish Maw Soup, Deep-fried Slived Dragon Grouper Fish, Baked Half Boston Lobsters, Braised Whole 6H Abalone with Sea Cucumber, Hong kong’s famous Steamed Waxed Meat Rice and Double-boiled winter melon with coconut for dessert.

A prosperity toast with Nancy Sit and the Moet Hennessy Diageo Malaysia team at the Tom Dixon dinner.

“Johnnie Walker Blue Label has always been known for its rare blend, which is made from some of Scotland’s most exceptional whiskies. Much like the blend itself, it was essential that we deliver an unforgettable evening for our guests and whisky enthusiasts alike, as this is an extraordinary whisky made for remarkable occasions. With this in mind, we are extremely pleased our guests from around Malaysia truly enjoyed the event with Johnnie Walker Blue Label, be it the exquisite location, unique performances and even the scrumptious dishes that were paired well with the blend,” shared Ryan Tann, Johnnie Walker Super Deluxe & Reserve Senior Brand Manager.

And on a night with 880 friends of the label toasting to a good year ahead, as they say in Scotland, Lang may yer lum reek aka I wish you well for the future.