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The Johnnie Highball Bar is Now in the South

Fellow southies, rejoice! Fresh off energetic nights with delicious highball serves, dance-worthy music, and a successful first run in Burgos Park, Taguig last April; the Johnnie Highball Bar is back. This time, they’ve come to the South in Molito, Alabang where you can enjoy a new line-up of exciting activities and programs while enjoying the big, bold flavors of Johnnie Walker.

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The Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito, Alabang

The Johnnie Highball Bar has taken over The Courtyard at Molito Lifestyle Center and will be ongoing until September 11, 2022. Expect live performances and DJ sets, interactive arcade games, and delicious food popups throughout the four-week run.

“With the success of our Burgos Park run, we’ve seen how the Johnnie Highball Bar has played a role in social regeneration, bringing people back together to keep walking and taste more out of life,” shares Merell Beltran, Marketing Manager for Culture & Advocacy of Diageo Philippines. “We’re excited to bring the Johnnie Highball Bar to Alabang to cater to consumers in the South of Metro Manila and to bring the signature Johnnie Walker experience and introduce new ways they can enjoy Johnnie Walker.”

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New Cocktails at the Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito, Alabang

The best part for me is that there are new cocktails to try at the Johnnie Highball Bar run in Molito, featuring recipes developed by Diageo Brand Ambassador Rian Assidao and Diageo Reserve World Class Philippine Bartender of the Year 2018 Lester Ligon.

Aside from the iconic Johnnie & Lime, Johnnie & Ginger, and Johnnie & Apple highballs, there’s also the Johnnie Guava Sour, a creative twist on the classic whisky sour and made with guava juice (this one is so refreshing and fruity, I had 4!); the Johnnie Orange Cold Brew, a balanced whisky and coffee cocktail made in collaboration with EACH Coffee and brightened with spiced orange syrup (this is perfect for coffee lovers – I had 2!); and the Johnnie Old Fashioned, a timeless whisky cocktail that brings out the bold flavor of Johnnie Walker, stirred down with sugar and garnished with an orange wedge (I haven’t been able to try this yet because I fell in love with the other 2 too quickly lol).

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The entire Johnnie Walker Range, including Johnnie Walker Red Label, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Johnnie Walker Double Black, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Johnnie Walker Green Label, and Johnnie Walker Blue Label is also available at the bar for customers to enjoy by the shot or by the bottle.

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Launch of the Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito Alabang

For its opening weekend on August 19 and 20, Johnnie Walker partnered with Karpos Multimedia to create a mini Wanderland experience in Molito. During the launch event, guests were treated to specialties from Hungry Homies, Vito’s BBQ, and Onlypans while enjoying delicious coffee-infused drinks from Grouphug. Wanderland at the Johnnie Highball Bar also featured live performances from August Wahh, Barbie Almalbis, DJ sets from Ean Mayor, Dayglo, and Abdel Aziz, and live art by painter Lee Caces.

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Johnnie Weekend Events at the Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito, Alabang

For three more weekends following the launch, the Johnnie Highball Bar will be the venue for more programs, with musical acts and themed pop-ups featuring well-loved food and lifestyle brands:

August 26 – 28: LU Long Time at the South at the Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito, Alabang

Chill with La Union food favorites: Hang Burgers, Sabong Fried Chicken, and El Union Coffee with DJ sets from Some Guy & South House Co and live music by SOS on August 27 starting at 7PM.

September 2-4: Johnnie Walker x Let’s Eat Pare feat. Red Ollero at the Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito, Alabang

Johnnie Walker partners with Let’s Eat Pare to bring crowd-favorite food partners Daniel Baker, Kanto Pares, and Starr’s Famous Shakes to the Highball Bar with a stand-up performance by comic Red Ollero on September 3 at 8:30PM.

September 9-11: Poblacion Eats with Careless Music at the Johnnie Highball Bar in Molito, Alabang

Closing the Molito run on a high note, food offerings from Notorious Concepts’ Alamat, West 32, and Japonesa will be at the Johnnie Highball Bar with live music performances from Lesha Liton and Issa Pressman on September 10 at 9PM.

 

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The Johnnie Highball Bar will be open to serve guests from 5PM to 12AM daily for guests 18 years old and above. Experience a new way to enjoy whisky and swing by the Johnnie Highball Bar!

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