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Glamming it up at Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge

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Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

What better way to toast to a successful Singapore Formula One Grand Prix than with a Singapore Soda (made up of  Johnnie Walker Black Label, soda and pandan leaf essence) at the inaugural Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party?

The Singapore Grand Prix (F1) took place this weekend, and I went to one of the hottest F1 parties in town thrown by Johnnie Walker, partner of the Vodafone Mercedes McLaren F1 team. Their party invites are as hard to come by as an Hermes Birkin, so I was full of anticipation about the event which was held at the Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay.

Formerly known as Johnnie Walker Jet Black, the party has transformed into a regional party series called the Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge, with Singapore being the first city to launch it.  The night was filled with fabulous music by acclaimed DJs like DJ Clinton Sparks, DJ Disco Fries, DJ Ray Ray and DJ Dave Does. I was particularly looking forward to the Flavour Lab experimental bar, which made its debut at the Circuit Lounge with a selection of unique and evocative serves concocted by winning bartenders from the acclaimed Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS program.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party
When Johnnie Walker throws a party, they pull out all the stops for a fantastic experience to be remembered. If you do lay hands on an invite, just GO.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Arriving in style – another opportunity to wear my outfits, yay!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Will I get to see any F1 drivers?

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

The experience right from the start was fantastic. Even the bartenders seemed to be having fun, really a joy to see people enjoying themselves at work!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

JW’s experimental bar Flavour Lab, presented by Diego Reserve WORLD CLASS, was introduced for the first time in Singapore, offering whisky fans a chance to sample new and evocative serves of Johnnie Walker’s signature flavours. To celebrate Singapore and the Grand Prix, a series of Asian-inspired JW cocktails were created for the Circuit Lounge parties. I tasted three that night – Singapore Soda, Walker Colada and Johnnie Yuzu Sour. I wonder what other flavours there are…how about a Milo Walker, or Johnnie Bandung? heh.Seen here is Manabu Ohtake, Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2011 displaying his skills. Watching him concoct drinks was such a performance, I half expected him to pull a rabbit out of his apron…kanpai!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

My fave of the three cocktails – Walker Colada

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Johnnie Yuzu Sour, which is a twist on the classic Whisky Sour consists of:
45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, 10ml Archers Peach Schnapps, 30ml yuzu juice, & Muddled lemongrass

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Darren wasted no time in toasting, cheers!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Happy to see my friends Bobby and Ritz of The Butter Factory at the party, they are indisputably the coolest party duo in town. I want Bobby’s hat, neighhhhh!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Me and the very sweet Claire

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

One of the coolest features at Johnnie Walker’s Circuit Lounge parties are the RFID-enabled photo booths where guests can ‘step inside’ the glamorous world of the F1 via various photo scenes, and photos taken are instantly uploaded onto their Facebook accounts through a simple swipe of their invite pass. Being part tech geek and part cam whore, this has always fascinated me.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

A partygoer at the photo booth.
Inset: what the photo looks like. You can have all the hottest babes you want, and your Facebook friends can drool about it instantly too.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Here’e my and Darren‘s version of F1 glam-dom. I just realised the JW bottle is rather strategically placed. hmmm.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Guests made  a pledge to Never Drink and Drive via this new photo booth. You get a light wand to sign your names on the  screen. Takes a steady hand to do it,  but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fun! Great way to motivate people to sign on the meaningful pact.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Darren and I made ours too!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Look of the Day
Black fur cropped jacket: From Hong Kong
Gold crochet top: vintage
Gold choker and earrings: Chanel
Leather Harness: Zana Bayne
Lace skirt: Comme des Garcons
Diamante cat ears hairband: From Korea (meow!)
Fur clutch: Maison Martin Margiela

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Darren’s art direction – Strike a pose (puuuuuke)

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Look of the Day
Ribbon Ring: Forever21
Gold studded bracelet: From Taiwan
Shambala bracelets: Tresor Paris
Watch: Hublot Big Bang

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Ponyhair wooden clogs with fur: From Hong Kong

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

At the stroke of midnight, the party action started revving up

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Coming up with all the right party liners

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

DJ Clinton Sparks – This guy is kickass!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Darren and the gang attempting the Gangnam style dance  – hilarious!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

After  three glasses, this is what you get – a bunch of happy loonies!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Picture time!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

Cheers!

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

A few more glasses later, I got myself a new gorilla pet! I never leave home for a party without Darren. He’s loads of fun and very sporting, and makes every event very memorable for me.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge Party

We retired our tired selves close to 3.30am, though it felt like only an F1 second. Guess that’s the magic of a Johnnie Walker party. Woo hoo! Looking forward to more JW adventures and new cocktails! Thanks Johnnie Walker!

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Author: spunktitud3

A little post by a fun-loving spunky gal in love with the quirky, the artsy and anything which inspires new creations. Read about her adventures on: spunktitud3.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “Glamming it up at Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge

  1. Hi! I loved one of the cocktails that had some sort of foam and was a bit sweet (perhaps a bit of vanilla?). Do you remember the name?
    Thanks!!

    • Hello Kyky! Hmmm, they served three drinks that night – Singapore Soda, Johnnie Yuzu Sour and Walker Colada. The sweetest one would be the Singapore Soda with a dash of pandan essence (which may have smelled like vanilla). Foam-wise, it’s Johnnie Yuzu Sour. Walker Colada is black, while the other two are whitish. hahaha, hope I have given you enough clues to find you your fave drink! My bet is the Singapore Soda…. ;)

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