On November 10, 2011, the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky - Johnnie Walker hosted the cream of the business and entertainment community to its Annual Society Event and Whisky Mentoring Class which was hosted by its Global Brand Ambassador Tom Jones.
During the evening, Tom inspired guests with the amazing history and heritage of the Johnnie Walker brand and shared with them his tips on how to enjoy their whisky to the full in a mentored tasting session.
He explained how each of the Johnnie Walker blends is crafted and matured to deliver the unique taste, characteristics and flavours and how only whisky that is produced in Scotland and within the stringent quality regulations of the Scotch Whisky board, can truly be called Scotch. It was an event that saw celebrities like Samson Siasia, Uche Jombo, Olisa Adibua, Oona Priddy, Ohimai Atafo and many others being treated to the very best of Johnnie Walker hospitality.
The global brand ambassador of Johnnie Walker Mr. Tom Jones, who was in Nigeria for the very first time and already loving the atmosphere and energy of Lagos, is a hugely knowledgeable and credible Scotch whisky expert who travels the world in his role as the Johnnie Walker Global Ambassador providing intimate knowledge of Johnnie Walker to whisky connoisseurs and helping them discover more about the magic and mystery of the world’s number one selling blended Scotch whisky brand.
Tom has worked in the drinks industry for over 20 years. His love for and fascination with the world of whisky started 12 years ago. He has worked closely with distillers, blenders and whisky producers throughout Scotland with John Walker & Sons, Diageo and Morrison Bowmore Distillers giving him a great knowledge of the industry and strong contacts within it. He is passionate about the rich and inspiring history of whisky and has been involved in many high profile events including the Classic Malts Cruise, The Brit Awards and the Johnnie Walker® Golf Championship at Gleneagles.
Johnnie Walker is the world’s number one premium blended Scotch whisky and the number one choice of the world’s whisky experts. It is sold in nearly 200 countries with five bottles of Johnnie Walker® sold every second of every day. In Nigeria, over 1.5 million bottles of Johnnie Walker are sold every year and sales have increased by over 100 per cent in just five years.
It is an iconic brand that embodies the ideals its lovers admire and has become synonymous with masculinity, authenticity and progress.
Johnnie Walker is a great tasting whisky of the highest quality and offers a range of blends to suit different tastes and drinking occasions.