Scotch Sipping Social

Scotch enthusiasts mingle during four nights of whisky tastings at the exclusive House of Walker

Scotch enthusiasts mingle at the exclusive House of Walker

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The Johnnie Walker Black Label and Double Black were a part of the inital interactive tasting. Photo by Nicole Raney
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During the tasting, whiskey experts explained the different flavor groups. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Guests discuss whiskey with Johnnie Walker representatives. Photo by Nicole Raney
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VIP lounge at the House of Walker. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Local bartender and drink artist Dennis Gobis mixing a Johnnie Walker cocktail that he designed. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Chris Demarais and Miles Luna. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Zachary Gelnaw-Rubin, owner of New York based Hundredweight Ice, carves ice by hand for the Johnnie Walker drinks. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Hundredweight Ice is specialty cocktail ice. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Andre Lewis, William Jackson, Orlando Lewis. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Katherine Nishi, Jon Lyons. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Kyle Flinn, Jonathan Siemers, Andrew Visintine. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Christopher Lugo, Frances Lugo. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Nick N., Nikki Mulvany, Arnold Saavedra. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Beeri Amiel, Gilad Amiel. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Mark Tran, Betzy Tran, Marcia Nelson, James Nelson. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Nick Ng and Jean Delvin were dressed up as Harley Quinn and a "dark fairy" for a Halloween party. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Guests were invited to "Join the Pact" and pledge to never drink and drive by signing the Johnnie Walker car. Photo by Nicole Raney
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The House of Walker took over the Fair Market on east 5th Street. Photo by Nicole Raney
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Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014
Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014
Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014
Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014
Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014
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Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014
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Guests - Johnnie Walker - House of Walker 2014

Johnnie Walker came to town last week for four nights of scotch tastings at the exclusive House of Walker.

From October 28 through November 1, Austin scotch lovers descended upon Fair Market for an interactive evening at the House of Walker, a traveling Johnnie Walker experience filled whisky tastings and cocktails designed by local drink experts.

This invite-only event gave scotch enthusiasts the opportunity to sip on each of the different Johnnie Walker labels. Upon arriving to the House of Walker, guests were immediately handed a Red Label cocktail before heading into the interactive tasting area. As a Johnnie Walker expert talked attendees through the different flavor palates of the Black and Double Black labels, display screens on the table lit up to illustrate the ingredients and aromas in the different types of scotch.

After the interactive tasting, guests were invited to mingle around an open lounge space filled with several bars. Attendees were treated to Black and Double Black cocktails chilled with hand-carved ice, highball soda mixes with Gold Label, a glass of neat Platinum Label, plus a taste of the coveted Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the brand's most premium blend.

Visitors on Saturday included William Jackson, Andre Lewis, Orlando Lewis, Chris Demarais, Miles Luna, Katherine Nishi, Jon Lyons, Mark Tran, Betzy Tran, Marcia Nelson, James Nelson, Arnold Saarvedra, Nikki Mulvany, Beer Amiel, Gilad Amiel, Kyle Flinn, Jonathan Siemers, Andre Visintine, Christopher Lugo Frances Lugo and Jean Devlin.