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World Class Cocktail Week to Shake Things Up at the 2017 Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

Whether you’re a whisky, vodka or gin fan, there’s always a great buzz when spirit lovers gather under one roof. At this year’s prestigious Whisky & Spirits Live Festival, Diageo’s Reserve portfolio will launch World Class Cocktail Week in South Africa, where guests will have the honour of being hosted by Diageo’s Global Brand Ambassador Donald Colville.

“World Class brands are about creating resonance with our consumers and making people care about what, where and how to drink. Our participation at Whisky and Spirits Live this year will see the launch of World Class Cocktail Week which is a 7-day luxury consumption experience that celebrates the craft of bartending while presenting consumers with the art of quality drinks.” – Nosipho Mokabela, Diageo Reserve Portfolio’ Marketing Manager

Diageo Reserve, renowned for delivering luxury brand experiences locally and abroad, has partnered with 8 top venues across Johannesburg to bring a food pairing component to elevate the drinking experience. These venues include exclusive hotels Da Vinci and The Maslow Hotel as well as top Johannesburg restaurants; Gemelli, Marble, The Landmark, Milk & Honey and Social Kitchen. These leading venues will partake in the World Class Cocktail Week where cocktail enthusiasts will get to learn and experience the art of cocktail making like never before.

Championing the launch experience will be Diageo’s global brand ambassador, Donald Colville who together with Reserve brand Ambassadors, graces our shores to host Whisky appreciation and Cocktail Masterclasses on how to create world class experiences Whisky & Spirits Live. Consumers who want to bring a bit of a luxe experience to their own private ‘get togethers’ will benefit from these sessions, where they will learn how to host a canape and cocktail evening using Diageo’s premium spirits to create unforgettable cocktails.

“Our consumers are continuously seeking experiences that enable them to make new discoveries and food and drink experiences are taking centre stage as consumers are on the lookout to discover the latest taste trends. This year’s Whisky Live is aimed at delivering on that.” – Mokabela.

With more than 10 000 people expected to attend the annual event, Diageo Reserve Portfolio will bring forward luxury World Class spirits such as Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon, Cardhu Single Malt Whisky, Ron Zacapa rum and Tanqueray no. 10 Gin.

Come and quench your knowledge at the World Class experience which will showcase an unparalleled experience at the Whisky and Spirit live festival, Sandton Convention Centre on the 08 till 10 November 2017.