Adelaide Fringe Festival to reach new heights with the new Johnnie Walker Highball Bar

14 February–15 March

Johnnie Walker, the world's number one Blended Scotch Whisky, will launch an incredible new rooftop bar experience at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival (14 February–15 March), bringing the best of the Whisky Highball to the Southern Hemisphere's largest and most vibrant arts festival.


Located in the buzzing Gluttony district, the Johnnie Walker Highball Bar celebrates the drink of the season, with four hero Highball serves, alongside a spiced-popcorn snack specially created by Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed.


Festival-goers can take in the views from the pop-up rooftop and choose from serves including Johnnie & Lemon Highball, Johnnie & Ginger Highball, Johnnie & Crisp Apple Highball and the Johnnie & Blood Orange Highball, all priced at $10. For $12, guests can enjoy the ‘Johnnie Walker × Africola Popcorn Combo’– which includes any Johnnie Walker Highball serve paired with the delicious spiced popcorn from the lauded South Australian restaurant.


The Whisky Highball is enjoying a moment in the spotlight, as the cocktail’s popularity continues to soar and infiltrate bars across Australia. Tall and cool, the Highball reflects Aussies’ increased appetite for drinks with a lower ABV (alcohol content).


The Johnnie Walker Highball Bar in the Gluttony precinct is the latest experience in Johnnie Walker’s series of collaborations, partnerships and takeovers championing the Highball serve. Most recently, Johnnie Walker collaborated with five of the hottest bars in Sydney and Melbourne – Scout, Maybe Sammy, Icebergs, Bar Margaux and Capitano – to create bespoke versions of the famous Whisky Highball cocktail.


Diageo Johnnie Walker ambassador Katie Nagar said: “The Scotch highball continues to experience huge resurgence and for good reason. It is a simple and tasty drink that showcases the quality of Scotch whisky, while its low ABV means you can enjoy a lighter style drink that still offers amazing flavour.


“We’re thrilled to partner with the Africola team to create a unique experience that showcases the variety of flavours and versatility of the Highball, providing the perfect pit-stop in between shows to take Adelaide’s world-famous Fringe Festival to new heights - quite literally!”


Further details on Johnnie Walker’s Whisky Highball experiences will be announced soon.


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