International Scotch Day was celebrated across the globe last February 8th, and Diageo’s annual Love Scotch campaign is extending the celebration with a series of global red carpet parties and bar takeovers for the entire month of February.
This year’s Love Scotch is bigger than ever and will be celebrated in over 70 countries worldwide. In Manila, the grand kick-off party for the celebration was attended by Hollywood actor James Marsden (popularly known for his Cyclops character in the X-Men films) and Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador Ervin Trykowski.
Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador Ervin Trykowski and Hollywood actor James Marsden
If you’re a cocktail enthusiast and a Scotch drinker,  these series of world-class guest bar takeovers are not to be missed. Come early as the first 100 customers will get a free Limited Edition Johnnie Walker Flask.

February 10, Sat 
Where: RM-16, 16 East Capitol Drive Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 MN
Head on to RM – 16, the hidden secret bar behind the big red vending machine in Kapitolyo, Pasig City on February 10, 2018. You might need a password – instead of spare change and crisp 20s – to get in. Yoma Rivera of Diageo World Class Philippines and Bartender of the Year 2014 takes over with Scotch cocktails.

Feb 13, Tues
Where: Yes Please, 38th St. Uptown, 11th Ave, Taguig
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 MN
Yes Please’s Tuesday crowd is in for a treat as international fly-in mixologist will be mixing behind the bar for the night. Ketel One’s global brand ambassador Paulo Figueiredo and award-winning Canadian mixologist and Diageo Reserve and World Class Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote will take over the bar from 9 until midnight.

Feb 16, Fri
Where: Churchill Bar, G/F North Wing Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Kapitolyo, Pasig
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 MN
Diageo World Class Bartender Oreo Tolentino who is usually behind the stick at City of Dreams Crystal Lounge will be taking over the gentleman’s bar, Churchill Bar in Kapitolyo. Stay by the bar and chat up Oreo about the inspirations behind his cocktails.

Feb 23, Fri
Where: ABV, Basement Floor, 1209, 22 Jupiter
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 MN
12/10’s head bartender and 2017 Diageo Reserve World Class Philippine Champion Royce Pua will be mixing his signature Scotch cocktails at ABV. His well-crafted cocktails never fail to surprise, trust us; you’d order everything on his menu.

Feb 24, Sat 
Where: WokBy, 4900 Durban, Makati
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 MN
Diageo World Class Bartender Poch Ancheta will be behind the bar at this quaint hangout place in Poblacion. Poch usually spices up the bar at Samba’s (Shangri-La at the Fort), and his signature cocktails never fail to amaze the customers.

Feb 28, Wed
Where: Tomatito, BGC Corporate Center, 11th Ave, Taguig
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 MN
Make sure to catch the last Love Scotch bar takeover of the month. Diageo World Class Bartender Karlo Ramos from Raffles Long Bar will be behind the stick at Tomatito.

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