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Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Night with Johnnie Walker Blue and Traversing the Orient!

It was an evening of consistencies.  Chef Jessie's cuisine is always consistently tasteful and when her dishes are paired off with a premium Scotch Whisky like Johnny Walker Blue, which is consistently of the highest quality among whiskies, the dinner becomes extra special.

Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch Whisky owned by Diageo and originated in Kilmamrock, Ayshire Scotland.  Their Blue whisky is aged 25 years and is specially blended to recreate the character and taste of some of the earliest whisky blends created in the 19th century, giving it a rich, pearly taste combined with a smooth malty flavour. Every bottle is serial numbered and sold in a silk-lined box accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. There is no age declaration for Blue Label. It is one of the most expensive blended Scotches in the market, and for a good reason. 

On this special Thursday evening, Johnny Walker Blue, represented by Diageo Director for the Far East Arif Essenc and their brand ambassador Jeremy Lee, partnered with Traversing the Orient magazine editors Mayenne Carmona and Suzette Lopez, Marketing Director Mya Ong, layout artist and Online editor Trixie Torralba to present their premium whisky once again.  The event was organized by the efficient and able staff of Eon, Inc. headed by its President Leanna Farrales Carmona and their Marketing Director Naissa Carmona

The event was highlighted by a video presentation of the interesting history of Johnny Walker Blue with Jeremy Lee as the commentator.  Diageo raffled a bottle of JW Blue which was won by George So and they also presented a bottle to Traversing's Editor in Chief.  The engraving of the bottles bought that night was done on the spot by their master engravers. 

Needless to say, the event was attended by Johnny Walker Blue lovers who savored their Blue to the last drop. 

Hey guys, look at our premium Blue whisky! Suzette Lopez, Me and Linda Ley!

(seated) Traversing the Orient's ladies-Mya Ong, Trixie Torralba and myself, (back) Dr. Cecile Infantado, Jeremy Lee, Canon men Alan Chung and Vincent Sanchez, and Montblanc Investment Corp. founder Alexander Klinkman

Eon's president Leana Farrales Carmona and Nationwide Distributor's VP, Charlie Carmona

Posing with Filinvest VP Francis Gotianun, Director of Marketing and Communications, Francis de Leon and Dance Athlete Ryan Jago 

Linda Ley, Jaguar's top gun Willie Soong, and Florence Ko, president of FurnItalia

Blue lovers-Clyde Chua, Charlton Su, Bobby Wong and Victor Ley, lone man standing

Florence Ko and JW blue brand Ambassador Jeremy Lee

Back from the London Olympics where he was the head of the Phil. delegation, Manny Lopez and lovely wife Suzette Lopez

Jaguar man Willie Soong with Nationwide Distributor's Vice President Charlie Carmona

Francis Gotianun, VP for Filinvest Hotels and Properties enjoying himself with me and Ryan Jago, Dance Athlete 

Diageo's CEO for the FarEast, Arif Essenc and his lovely wife Erise

Victor Ley brought his Blue loving friends, George So and Charleton Su

I got the thrill of my life to receive my very first Johnnie Walker Blue

A close up of my bottle engraved with my name with the engraving machine beside it.

*Photos by Ryan Jago and Mayenne Carmona

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