Come and play at the Johnnie Walker Arcade: a fresh take on the classic arcade experience and on whiskey

Johnnie Walker, the world’s #1 Scotch whisky, opens the Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade, an immersive space designed to push the boundaries when it comes to whiskey. Putting the spotlight on the Johnnie & Lime Highball and the rest of the Johnnie Highball Collection, the Arcade will open its doors on February 6 and will culminate on February 8 in celebration of International Scotch Day.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Setting up shop in the second floor of the new Poblacion haunt Kondwi for its three-day run, the Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade is a fun and immersive way to discover and enjoy the big, bold flavors of Johnnie Walker, starting with its signature serve, the Johnnie & Lime Highball.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Smokey with a kiss of citrus, the Johnnie & Lime Highball is a fresh-tasting take on whisky and is perfect for both whisky newbies and lovers alike. Best served in a chill tall glass filled with ice, the Johnnie & Lime Highball consists of Johnnie Walker Black Label, lemon lime soda and, and a slice of lime as garnish.

“There is only one rule when it comes to drinking whiskey, and that’s there are no rules,” shares Rian Asiddao, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador. The Johnnie & Lime Highball, together with the drinks in the Highball Collection, is a testament to the fact that there are so many ways to enjoy whiskey.”

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

At the arcade, guests have the option of enjoying their Johnnie Highball served in flights or prepare on their own at the DIY Highball Bar. When guests order the Flight, they will enjoy the complete Johnnie Highball Collection: Johnnie & Lime, made using Johnnie Walker Black Label; Johnnie & Ginger, prepared using Johnnie Walker Double Black; and Johnnie & Apple, which has Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve as its base.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Meanwhile, for those looking to make their own cocktails, the DIY Highball Bar is the perfect stop. For every purchase of Johnnie Walker Red Label or Black Label Pocket Scotch, visitors get access to the DIY Highball Bar’s mixers and garnishes, and can make their own Johnnie & Lime Highball. Make sure to visit between 8-10PM on February 6 and 7 to catch the mini masterclass led by Lester Ligon, Diageo Reserve World Class Philippine Bartender of the Year 2018; and Rian Asiddao, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

The Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade promises visitors a thrilling time as they play at basketball and skeeball booths in exchange for premium Johnnie Walker merch; and at the free-to-play air hockey and foosball booths for a little competitive fun with friends.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Of course, no arcade experience is complete without a coveted prize. Visitors are in for a challenge at the crane claw machine, where aside from the chance to score Johnnie Walker merch, lucky clawers stand to get a two-day Regular Wanderer Passes for Wanderland 2020 happening on March 7 and 8.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Last but not the least, Johnnie Walker will celebrate international Scotch Day in style. Happening on February 8, the #1 Scotch whisky brand is once again partnering with the VeryDone Crew, a collective of DJs and artists known to bring the house down at Manila’s most happening hotspots. Pop in to catch Nix Damn P, Euric Lumanog, Rammy Bitong, and the rest of the VeryDone boys.

“At the heart of Johnnie Walker is the drive to continuously create new and interesting experiences where consumers can appreciate whiskey, and we’ve brought this to life in previous concepts such as the Johnnie Walker House and the Johnnie Weekend Series,” shares Fatima Espineda, Diageo Marketing Manager for Culture and Advocacy. “Where the Arcade invites consumers to imbibe a playful spirit, we want to encourage the same behavior in the discovery and enjoyment of our whiskies.”

After this run, catch the Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade at different festivals and hotspots. Learn more about it on Facebook and Instagram.

Johnnie Walker Highball Arcade

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J7B Buchanan and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Winter is here with Johnnie Walker’s limited-edition GOT-inspired label

The Game of Thrones fever is in full swing with the last season set to premiere less than a month away.

Johnnie Walker, the world’s No. 1 whiskey, recently pulled out all the stops with its Game of Thrones-inspired Winter is Here event held at White Space Manila. Here, we die-hard GOT fans, togetger with whiskey enthusiasts, influencers and media guests were treated to an experiential journey through the different GOT-themed houses celebrating by Johnnie Walker whiskey labels.

Together with my coworkers from SKY, I was honored to take part in this exciting event as well.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Prior to entering the venue, we were treated to fingerfoods, fruits, cheeses, breads and meats, as well as sparkling pomegranate juice. This medieval-inspired dining experience was catered by Italian restaurant Cibo.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

At the SKY booth, guests peered into a magic mirror to discover which denizen of Westeros is their spirit Game of Thrones character. (Apparently, mine was the Night King, brrr!)

Johnnie Walker Event

At the stroke of eight, we were escorted inside the venue to make our way through the different houses of Johnnie Walker Whiskey labels.

House Red.

Driven by spice and fire, House Red was vibrant with heat and flame, especially the fiery scenery depicting Oldtown’s Citadel, punctuated by the exciting LED fire performances.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Here was celebrated the Johnnie Walker Red Label, the fruity, spicy and smokey blend that introduced the brand to the world. Today, it is one of the world’s best selling Scotch whiskey.

House Black.

Rising from the ashes from its test of fire was House Black.  Cosplayer Alodia gracing the path through the Dark Forest of Ravens also set the mood for magic and mystery.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

The iconic Johnnie Walker Black Label, with its bold and complex flavors of dark fruits, sweet vanilla and signature smokyness, was embodied by this house.

House Gold.

With the sun-kissed city of Dorne as a backdrop, House Gold was the seat of decadent luxury, where guests can touch the flavors of gold then show off their fabulousness at the glam photo booth hosted by Sam YG.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

The luxuriously smooth Johnnie Walker Gold Label, with its delicate sweetness and rich flavor, was the drink given tribute to here.

House Blue.

Calling to mind the throne room in King’s Landing, guests were treated to the royal treatment by Tim Yap in House Blue where they can lord over everyone while seated on the throne.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Marked by the velvety combination of vanilla, honey, orange, hazelnut and dark chocolate, Johnnie Walker Blue Label was royally paid homage to here.

We gathered in front of the wall where warrior-dancers representing the various houses mock-battled culminating to the Breaking of the Wall.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

House White.

With the fall of The Wall, we guests entered the Winter’s territory where took our drinks at the Ice Lounge and where we awaited the arrival of the Night King.

Johnnie Walker Event

Inspired by the frosty and enigmatic inhabitants North of The Wall, the White Walker is Johnnie Walker’s limited edition variant launched late last year. It was served to guests directly from the freezer to bring out its best tastes and features along with other mixed drinks to further liven up the revelry. (And here’s a tip, when you freeze the bottle, the hidden message “Winter is here” appears in frosty lettering.)

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

The night’s revelries were hosted by Nico Bolzico (who gamely posed with us SKY folks), bolstered by the party music provided by Patty Tiu while scenes from the past and upcoming Game of Thrones seasons were flashed on the screen.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

Winter is definitely here. And the fun has just begun.

Johnnie Walker Event

Johnnie Walker Event

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 15, 9am on HBO (SKYcable ch 54 SD and 168 HD in Metro Manila).

Want to binge-watch the previous seasons? You’ll be happy to know that access to HBO GO is free until April 15. Here, you can watch all past episodes of HBO Original series on-demand as well as watch live telecasts of HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits and HBO Family wherever you are using your mobile device! HBO GO is available exclusively to SKYcable subscribers whose subscriptions include HBO. Click here for more details.

Photo Credit for group shots: Jay Redondo of SKY