“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.”
―Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Yesterday was World Whiskey Day. Whiskey Day is all about sharing good times with your best people with a glass of Whiskey. I don’t drink but I do accept occasional drinking is absolutely fine.
Bangalore is known for celebration. Every small occasion turns out to be a big one because of the enthusiasm of Bangloreans and this is the second reason why I love Bangalore. Since, yesterday it was World Whiskey Day, USL-Diageo, India’s leading Scotch-Whisky company introduced to Bangalore its biggest global campaign ‘#LoveScotch’ where famous celebrities came together and shared their story, talked about their favorite drink and also made a drink!
No other spirit can offer the same range of tastes, textures and flavours. Made the same way for over five hundred years in distilleries small and large, across the length and breadth of Scotland, Scotch is the pinnacle of quality – loved in every corner of the globe.
As you all know, I am excited for events, I didn’t miss this one too. I reached Hotel Shangri-La at 5.15 pm. This was the starting as well as the main location of the event. There, I met my old blogger buddies as well as made new friends.
And then, the event started with the entry of Coco Rocha who is a Canadian model, author and designer at CO+CO. Omg! I was stunned by her beauty. Her gesture, posture and her smile was perfect. Everyone clicked pictures of her and with her, asked her questions, while some took her interview.
Next entry was of Mandira Bedi who is an actor, anchor by profession. She looked absolutely stunning in Black dress. Then came the super cute Dino Morea and the handsome hunk Randeep Hooda. We all got a chance to meet them, ask them questions and of course Pics, Pics and lot of Pics!
After picture session, the discussion among the celebrities started where they talked about their favorite drink.
Rajiv is CEO at Arvind Sorts Lifestyle Ltd & Arvind Fashion Brands Ltd. His favourite Scotch is Double Black. He loves to have scotch with Thumbs Up. He says, “Thumbs Up Indian, Scotch brilliant”.
Coco Rocha’s father was an English men who had a bar at his place. And she had her first drink with her father. Her favourite one’s are Johnny Walker and Gingerian Scotch. She also told, how she fell in love with Whiskey. She always thought that Whiskey is Men’s drink but her experience in Modelling made her realized that Whiskey can be women’s drink too. Since, then her love for Whiskey has never stopped.
Randeep Hooda says, always have a company while drinking, He also advised, not to drink much. Drink but in limit. His favourite one is Gingerian Scotch with Black Label. He also finds Black Dog seductive.
The charming boy, Dino Morea’s favourite scotch is Black and White. He also says, you enjoy it best when you share it.
Mandira Bedi’s father who is a Sardarji and has a bar, Patiyal Bar to be precise. She didn’t have her first drink with her father but she enjoys it best in his father’s company. She has a good moment of scoth with her father. Recently, she gifted her father his favourite drink ‘Smocky Cocky’ from all over the world. Her favourite scotch is Singlemot.
They then launched the #LoveScotch edition in Bangalore.
Then Randeep Hooda and Dino Morea along with bartenders started mixing their drinking. What a super fun it was to watch them mixing drinks, sharing laughter and having fun life.
Coco Rocha, Global Brand Ambassador of #LoveScotch says “Celebrating World Whisky Day in India has been an absolute pleasure. I am a whisky lover myself who enjoys her Johnnie Walker Black Label and for me to get the opportunity to meet the Scotch enthusiasts of Bangalore was a great experience. We are officially introducing #LoveScotch to India and I’m sure this will create a movement that celebrates a global love affair with the world’s favourite whisky – Scotch.”
We then headed to UB City, where Mandira did bartending in Skyye and Coco did it in Sancho’s. They had fun mixing the drinks and we had fun watching them.
This was how we had fun yesterday in #LoveScotch event in collaboration with ‘United Spirits’ a Diageo Group Company.
Guys, What is you favourite Scotch? I would love to know about it 🙂