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GOLD RUSH AT JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE

GOLD RUSH AT JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE

As part of this year’s STEP INSIDE THE CIRCUIT campaign, JOHNNIE WALKER® Malaysia rewarded two lucky Malaysians to an exclusive luxury weekend in Singapore in conjunction with the 2013 Formula 1® Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.

Natalie Harley, Jenson Button, Yuaraja (Contest winner)
Natalie Harley, Jenson Button, Yuaraja (Contest winner)

Grand Prize winner Mr. Yuaraja Krisnasamy and guest, Mr. Rajeevan, were treated to a VIP all-expense paid weekend in Singapore that included Sky Suite passes, a premier walk-about to the pit as well as a meet-and-greet with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ driver, Jenson Button. On top of the immersive race experience, the special guests were invited to step inside the elite lifestyle at the most anticipated race party of the year, the JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE Singapore.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge 2013
Close to 1,500 guests turned out at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands for JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE. Set within a dazzling golden enclave, JOHNNIE WALKER® guests and Singapore’s glitterati partied at the post-race party in style. Some of the famous faces in attendance were Anita Kapoor, Daniel Boey, Sheila Sim, Oli Pettigrew, Paul Foster and Rosalyn Lee. Even former F1 World Drivers’ Champion Mika Hakkinen dropped by.

Mika Hakkinen enjoying his meet and greet with guests
Mika Hakkinen enjoying his meet and greet with guests

The evening was a celebration for the senses, with stunning aerialists, violinists, and DJs coming together to create an incredible visual and audio experience for guests. The privileged party crowd was also the first to witness stunning fashion creations inspired by JOHNNIE WALKER® Gold Label Reserve, by fashion designer, Daniel Ngoo.

DJ POSSO
DJ POSSO on the decks

On the decks for the evening were US based DJ’s Mel DeBarge and duo POSSO, but it was Grammy award winning violinist, The Mad Violinist who stole the show with his high energy, impromptu performance with POSSO.

The Mad Violinist strealing the show with his rendition of Skyfall
The Mad Violinist strealing the show with his rendition of Skyfall

The ever-popular JOHNNIE WALKER® Flavour Lab returned with an incredible array of experimental cocktails, which included Gold Berry Rock, a raspberry cocktail solidified in liquid nitrogen; Johnnie’s Toddy, a classic warm cocktail simmered at 60 degrees Celsius and torched before serving; and Honeybee, an edible concoction created with ice molds.

Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender Tim Philips
Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender Tim Philips

The cocktails were crafted and served by Diageo Reserve World Class alumni bartenders, Jeremy Chua (Singapore), Kae Yin (Taiwan) and Zachary de Git (Singapore). Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2012, Tim Philips treated a select crowd to his world-famous cocktails at the exclusive VVIP lounge.

SMRT taxi drivers pledging to keep our Singapore roads safe
As part of the Join the Pact campaign, CIRCUIT LOUNGE guests who made their pledge to never drink and drive using the hashtag #imnotdriving received free rides home in SMRT Chryslers at the end of the evening. One lucky partygoer also won the once-in-a-lifetime chance of being driven home by Mika Hakkinen himself as part of JOHNNIE WALKER®’s Ultimate Chauffeur Service.

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