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Join Australia’s Largest Ever Virtual Whisky Tasting with Johnnie Walker and Dan Murphy’s

Australia, let’s set a world record! Find out how to join Australia’s biggest virtual whisky tasting, plus see below for bonus whisky highball recipes!

To celebrate World Whisky Day (16 May), Johnnie Walker has teamed up with Dan Murphy’s to launch Australia’s biggest virtual whisky tasting. The interactive session will go live via Dan Murphy’s Facebook page at 7pm on Saturday 16 May, encouraging Australian whisky aficionados join in hope of setting the Guinness World Record.

Johnnie Walker brand ambassadors, Katie Nagar and Krystal Hart, will be hosting the event, treating participants to a guided tasting of their expertly distilled whiskies, matched with food pairings and exciting giveaways.

“We are delighted to be celebrating World Whisky Day in such a big way for 2020, bringing together whisky fans from Australia and beyond to attempt to break a Guinness World Record,” Katie Nagar said.

“As the world’s number one Scotch whisky celebrating its 200th year, Johnnie Walker is the ideal Scotch to raise a glass with on this wonderful day. I’d encourage everyone to join us this Saturday night.”

In addition, Dan Murphy’s is sharing exclusive offers on Johnnie Walker for those who are ‘My Dan’s’ members at danmurphys.com.au (you can join now and membership is free).

So come on Australia, be sure to join this extravagant virtual whisky tasting this Saturday!

Johnnie Walker Virtual Whisky Tasting
When: Saturday 16 May, 7 – 7:30pm
Where: Dan Murphy’s Facebook page
More information: participants must be over 18

Johnnie Walker Highball Recipes:

Johnnie Walker Highballs. Image: Supplied

Johnnie Walker Highballs. Image: Supplied

While you wait for the upcoming virtual tasting, try your hand at some of these beautiful whisky highball recipes. Or perhaps have one ready to sip through the live stream!

Johnnie & Lemon Highball

Johnnie & Lemon Highball

There’s no pick-me-up like lemon. And matched with the warmth of whisky, this Johnnie & Lemon Highball is lip-smackingly bold.

Ingredients:
30mL Johnnie Walker Red or Black Label
30mL Lemon Barley Cordial
120mL soda water (to top)
Ice
Lemon wedge

Method:
1. Add Johnnie Walker and Lemon Barley Cordial to highball glass.
2. Fill with ice.
3. Top up with soda water.
4. Garnish with lemon wedge.


Johnnie & Ginger Highball

Johnnie & Ginger Highball

Not feeling 100%? This elixir will surely do the trick! Ginger is considered a wonderful natural remedy for many simple ailments. And mixed with whisky? Oh boy!

Ingredients:
30mL Johnnie Walker Red or Black Label
150mL ginger ale (to top)
Ice
Lemon wedge

Method:
1. Add Johnnie Walker to a highball glass.
2. Fill glass with ice.
3. Top up with ginger ale.
4. Garnish with lemon wedge.


Johnnie & Crisp Apple Highball

Johnnie & Crisp Apple Highball

Add a sweet spin to your bold and beautiful whisky with a Johnnie & Crisp Apple Highball.

Ingredients:
30mL Johnnie Walker Red or Black Label
90mL apple kombucha
30mL cloudy apple juice (to top)
Ice
Lime or apple wedge

Method:
1. In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in Johnnie Walker and cloudy apple juice.
2. Top with apple kombucha.
3. Garnish with a lime or apple wedge.


Johnnie & Blood Orange Highball

Johnnie & Blood Orange Highball

Get a little adventurous with this Johnnie & Blood Orange Highball. It’s even got a dash of Pimm’s to boost!

Ingredients:
30mL Johnnie Walker Red or Black Label
15mL Pimm’s No. 1
120mL Schweppes Agrum Blood Orange (to top)
Ice
Orange wedge

Method:
1. Add Johnnie Walker and Pimm’s No.1 to highball glass.
2. Fill with ice.
3. Top with Agrum Blood Orange.
4. Garnish with orange wedge.


Love your whisky and ginger? Be sure to try Starward’s latest limited edition gingery drop. And if you need some cocktail recipe ideas, try these four wine-infused concoctions that you can make at home!

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