Johnnie Walker recently launched its branded space within Keystone’s The Stables at the Australian Turf Club at Randwick, Sydney.
The intimate event for fifty guests was hosted by whisky expert and MasterChef Australia 2014 contestant, Sean Baxter, who is the National Brand Ambassador for Diageo Reserve Whisky. VIP guests included Matt Doran, Justine Schofield, Joe Snell and Arrnott Olssen, who were chauffeured to and from the venue by event car partner Audi Centre Sydney.
Guests were welcomed with Johnnie Walker cocktails including the ‘Blue Silk’ Old Fashioned made from salted caramel syrup, maple syrup and a smoked Apricot Bitters created by Mr. Bitters in Melbourne.
Sean Baxter has been working with whisky for over twelve years, both across the bar and as a professional trainer. Sean shared his knowledge with guests through an interactive whisky tasting demonstration. Sean will feature on going tastings at the Blue Label Room for members, guests and special events.
Whisky matched dishes served on the night included oysters shucked to order with shallot and whisky vinaigrette, tartare of white fish, chilli, finger lime and fennel pollen, steak on a stick (BBQ rib eye cubes), stuffed Swiss Brown mushrooms, braised pork belly, fennel slaw and mustard fruits and lamington and brownie desserts.