Polo masterclass with the world’s most awarded whisky

With its progressive thinking and it’s more nuanced approached to whisky enjoyment, the premium scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker introduces us to South Africa’s first ever Whisky Meets Polo Masterclass in association with the Nedbank International Polo. Johnnie Walker hosted acclaimed guests at this inaugural masterclass on Friday the 13th of September 2019 at the prestigious Inanda Polo Club. It was no surprise when one of the world’s most premium whisky brands coupled with the Sport of Kings to put together this affluent experience.

Diageo SA, Head of PR, Events and Influencers, Lesedi Mashale, announced the start of  a long Johnnie Walker partnership with the Nedbank International Polo. ‘The 2019 partnership is the beginning of a long partnership which will continue to build the whisky meets polo narrative. As a brand, Johnnie Walker is all about disrupting, challenging the status quo and pushing boundaries. When we conceptualized this idea, it was pretty clear to us as a brand that we needed to come up with a concept that not only compliments our involvement in the Nedbank International Polo but also shares the whisky experience in conjunction with the sport of polo, something that has never been done before,’ Mashale said. 

After a day of swinging mallets on the field, a friendly game of foot polo and of course the infamous divot stomping, one of the longest-standing and most important traditions in the Sport of Kings, the event ends in an opulent whisky tasting session where our affluent guests had the opportunity to enjoy  bespoke taste notes of the Johnnie Walker product mix.