Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Manila Toasts Johnnie Walker's Voyager Yacht arrival

Johnnie Walker and Son's Voyager yacht was Manila's toast
Eighty years ago, the iconic Johnnie Walker and Sons whiskey yacht, and the only one in the world, visited Old Manila. Back then, Manila was a cosmopolitan port city, the toast of the Pacific because of its wonderful European style houses and structures and unique charms.

Now, Manila is its old self, but struggling towards modernization. Gone are those iconic houses, and in lieu, high rise buildings and modern structures befitting a city that is trying to get away from its old self.

Johnnie Walker's second coming celebrates Manila's re-awakening, from the dark days of poverty and despair, to a wonderful, wonderful new world of modernity. Voyager, the iconic whiskey yacht that visited Manila eighty years ago, has come back. Like before, Johnnie Walker invited Manila's creme dela creme for a fun-filled night full of exquisite whiskeys. Yep.

The Voyager's arrival is a testament of how the world now regain Manila and the Philippines---as a rising star of modernization in the world.

I was fortunate to be invited in this event. Johnnie Walker's yacht is docked infront of Oceana, at the Mall of Asia. What was once a drab back of Oceana, was transformed into a 20s replica bar, complete with twentish dancers dancing the 1920's hit music.

Of course, aside from the pika-pikas, Johnnie Walker whiskeys poured like water all throughout the night. The event was spec-ta-cu-lar!

Johnnie Walker also unveiled their newest creation---the Odyssey. The Odyssey is inside a special bottle that moves like the waves of the ocean. Wow.

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