Spell Saab

My friends from Johnnie Walker invited me to a Master Whisky Class held yesterday at Desiderata, The Fort.

A Master Whisky Class? I have no idea what that is but it sounds cool — COUNT ME IN!

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So glad I went because I learned so much about whisky and I actually tasted the difference between blends. Think wine tasting but with scotch! It was quite an experience.

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Did you know that Scotch is whisky that comes from Scotland? Scotch has been around for over 500 years and they have strict laws implemented in Scotland that the drink can ONLY contain 3 ingredients: water, barley, and yeast.

The host mentioned raffling off some prizes for people who would post using the hashtag on social media. The boys really got into it. Haha!

Enzo

Enzo

Jim

Jim

ALL Scotch whisky must be aged in an oak barrel for at least 3 years! World-favorite scotch Johnnie Walker Black Label is aged for 12 years. They put amazing work into their craft.

They served a cocktail that was like a mojito but made with scotch. Yum!

They served a cocktail that was like a mojito but made with scotch. Yum!

You’re probably wondering if I’m misspelling whisky. Here’s the deal: the Scots spell it WHISKY while the Irish spell it WHISKEY – also used when describing American whiskey. But since we’re talking about Scotch, which as I mentioned earlier comes from Scotland, let’s spell it the way they do!

Jon Good, General Manager of Diageo Philippines Inc (distributor of Johnnie Walker et. al.)

Jon Good, General Manager of Diageo Philippines Inc (distributor of Johnnie Walker et. al.)

They gave each of us a set of Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Gold Label, Singleton 12 Years, and Singleton Signature.

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After we sniffed and tasted each one (Johnnie Walker Gold Label is my personal fave), we were treated to some cocktail gear so we could mix the scotch with different ingredients. Ewan Gunn, global ambassador for #LoveScotch, encouraged us to experiment with different mixes instead of being the usual scotch snobs who think the only right way to drink it is neat or on the rocks.

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It was so much fun, like a science project!

Sniffing his creation hahaha

Sniffing his creation hahaha

My favorite is still the Old-Fashioned: 60ml scotch, 10ml sugar syrup, dashes of angostura bitters!

After a very competitive and energetic quiz (which we lost!?), they announced the raffle winners and I won the Instagram contest for having the “most-liked” photo! Yay! We all got a bottle of Singleton Signature and Johnnie Walker Gold Label each!!

Here I am with the other contest winners and Ewan Gunn of #LoveScotch

Here I am with the other contest winners and Ewan Gunn of #LoveScotch

Everybody at the event went home with a mini bottle of Johnnie Walker, too!

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CUTE

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Looking forward to tonight’s #LoveScotch event at Revel where I’ll hopefully meet supermodel Coco Rocha, the global ambassador of #LoveScotch! All these events are to create awareness for World Whisky Day happening on May 21. Let’s try to break the record of most Scotch selfies (selfies with a glass or bottle of — you guessed it — scotch) that day, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #LoveScotch!! Follow me on Snapchat (saabmagalona) for a live update on tonight’s event ☺️

Cheers,
Saab

Saab

4 Comments

  1. Reply

    secretwalangclue

    May 18, 2016

    I loooove Old Fashioned. Would you know where I can buy those bitters? Mejo mahalia fuentes kasi ang isang Old Fashioned eh.

    • Reply

      Saab

      May 23, 2016

      Hahahahhaa di pa namin alam kung saan makakabili but they say meron sa S&R!

  2. Reply

    Dennis Rebuelta

    May 20, 2016

    Worth the read! Thank you for sharing these to all of us Ms. Saab it’s very informative, kudos!

    • Reply

      Saab

      May 23, 2016

      You’re welcome!!

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