Out with the old and in with 5 ways to enjoy Scotch

ONE are the days when Scotch was left tucked at the back of the cabinet, only to be enjoyed by men on serious occasions; really, what should be tucked at the back of the cabinet are old notions and stereotypes that need to be broken! Still think Scotch is a man’s drink? More and more ladies are drinking Scotch. It’s a sin to mix Scotch? Well here’s news for you – that’s nonsense. If there’s one rule about Scotch, it’s that Scotch has no rules. Scotch can be enjoyed mixed just as well as on its own. Scotch’s timelessly elegant charm encourages – and celebrates! –individual style and preference.

Whether it’s at home for a nightcap by yourself or out in the town to welcome the weekend with friends, it’s always a good idea to pick a drink that is timeless, versatile, and welcoming for all. It doesn’t matter if Scotch is a longtime lover or a newfound friend – Just take it from these 5 individuals who prove that Johnnie Walker is the effortlessly cool way to go.

Read on to find out how #LoveScotch ambassadors and partners Nico Bolzico, Freida Pinto, Mond Gutierrez, Martine Cajucom and Jess Connelly enjoy their glass of Johnnie Walker Black Label – proof that Scotch can be enjoyed in different ways, in different occasions, by different types of individuals!

Nico Bolzico

Entrepreneur slash husband to TV host and model Solenn Heussaff. Likes his Scotch neat, at home by himself, at the end of a long day

“I like to have a glass of Scotch by myself on the balcony, looking into the horizon, pretending I am super smart. Drinking Scotch calms me down at the end of a long day and makes me very relaxed.”

How to enjoy a Johnnie Walker Neat: 30 ml (1 shot) Johnnie Walker Black Label

Freida Pinto

Internationally renowned Hollywood actress
Likes her scotch in an Old Fashioned, during a night out with friends

“I love my Scotch in different ways – I love an Old Fashioned. And absolutely, Scotch can be mixed – there are so many ways to drink Scotch. That’s why I love it!”

How to enjoy a Johnnie Walker Old Fashioned:
Sugar cube
Angostura Bitters
50ml (roughly 1 2/3 shots) Johnnie Walker Black Label
Orange slice for garnish

Mond Gutierrez

TV host, endorser, entrepreneur
Likes his Scotch mixed with ginger ale, at parties and celebrations

“I used to think Scotch was too strong for me – I didn’t like the taste. But then last year, Coco Rocha told me her secret when it comes to drinking Scotch – it’s that she mixes it with Ginger Ale. So I tried it, and fell in love with it!”

How to enjoy a Johnnie Walker Ginger:
30 ml (1 shot) Johnnie Walker Black Label
120 ml Ginger ale (just fill the glass, leaving enough space for ice)
Ice cubes

Martine Cajucom

Creative Director for Sunnies
Likes her Scotch as a base for Whisky Sour, as a night cap with friends

“I usually like my drinks stiff – I don’t want any of the extra calories. But on those nights when I feel like having a cheeky drink, I’ll have a Scotch-based cocktail – it’s a great way to unwind and catch up with friends.”

How to enjoy a Johnnie Walker Black Sour:
30 ml (1 shot) Johnnie Walker Black Label
15 ml (half shot) sugar syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
15 ml (half shot) lemon juice
Ice cubes

Jess Connelly

Likes her scotch on the rocks, before every performance

“I grew up watching my dad, who is also a performer, have a drink before every performance – so now, I have a drink before every performance. Scotch is my go-to drink because even when I doubt myself, Scotch reminds me that deep down, I am the rock star I know I am.”

How to enjoy a Johnnie Walker On-the-Rocks:
30 ml (1 shot) of Johnnie Walker Black Label
Ice cubes

So like your favorite ambassadors, it’s time to break old notions and create your perfect serve with Johnnie Walker Black Label. #LoveScotch events in and around the metro run from February 8 to March 15, 2017 so there’s still time to join the movement! For more tips and information, check out the JohnnieWalkerPH Facebook page.