Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker Hosts Panel On Women’s Progress

In a celebration of International Women’s Day, Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker hosted The Face of Change: A Conversation on Women’s Progress panel on March 7 at the New York Historical Society – Center for Women’s History. Moderated by Vanity Fair editor Claire Landsbaum, panelists included actress and activist Sophia Bush; Sophie Kelly, senior vice president of whiskies at Diageo North America.

The Face of Change Panelists
From left: Claire Landsbaum; Jess Szmajda; Sophie Kelly; Nia Batts; and Sophia Bush.

A reception following the panel provided specialty cocktails by Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker, first introduced a year ago as a limited-edition offering of the Black Label whiskey blend. Cocktails included The Jane Walker (shown atop), made with the eponymous whiskey, grapefruit soda, ginger beer and Angostura bitters; Spring In Her Step, with Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker, blood orange juice, lemon juice and Earl Grey/lavender-honey syrup; and the Celery Scotch Highball, with Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker, lemon juice, celery simple syrup and ginger beer.

Attendees also got to view the Johnnie Walker Signs of Progress exhibit, a special installation that explores artistic expression and inspiring messages from the women’s movement. The exhibit, which will be at the New York Historical Society Center for Women’s History throughout March, features original signs preserved from the 2019 Women’s March in Washington.

Melissa Dowling is editor of our on-premise sister publication, Cheers magazine. Reach her at mdowling@epgmediallc.com. Read her recent piece 8 Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day.


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