Joy To The Whisky

Blood, sweat, and tears will take you there – but the joy will take you further. A powerful concept and new campaign from Johnnie Walker that recently launched, showing us that achieving joy is easier than one may think.

Earlier this month, notable names from entertainment, sports, and business met at The Explorer’s Club in NYC and shared their favorite stories of how joy has fueled their personal success and progress during a unique panel discussion hosted by Johnnie Walker. The panel included Michael Strahan, pro football Hall of Famer and Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host, Doug Ellin, screenwriter and creator of the HBO television series and feature film Entourage, Eva Håkansson, inventor and world’s fastest female motorcyclist, and Dr. Matt Killingsworth, leading psychologist and happiness expert.

Panelists revealed personal anecdotes and proven research about how happiness makes success more likely, and celebrated Johnnie Walker’s “Joy Will Take You Further” global campaign launch.

 

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 PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Craig Barritt

Dr. Matt Killingsworth shared: “When a lot of us climb that ladder to success, what we find at the end is another ladder. Happiness isn’t just an outcome. It can actually be an input and there’s a large and growing body of evidence that the happier you are, the more likely you are to be successful in the first place.”

The Joy Will Take You Further event also saw the premiere of a new experiment developed in partnership with Dr. Killingsworth called “Can Joy Improve Performance?” which showed how golfers could boost the accuracy of their shots when positively rather than negatively primed by their coach. The results? 100% of participants showed increased accuracy when positively primed, the accuracy increasing by 45% on average.  Check out the video here.

Michael Strahan championed the impact that happiness has had on his progress: If your starting point is happiness, there is no limit to what you can achieve. The turning point in my career was adopting a more positive outlook and reconnecting with the enjoyment of genuinely ‘playing’ the game. Making that decision gave me a new impetus and new energy.”

Eva Håkansson, focused on how failure or setbacks can push you ahead: “The path to success is never straight. It never has been it never will be. But you have to realize if you don’t make any mistakes, if you never fall you’re probably not doing anything at all. You’re certainly not doing anything new and you’re certainly not doing anything creative. But out of every mistake you make you learn something which is satisfying in itself.”

Doug Ellin referenced an early, negative experience on one of his sets. He recalls “I didn’t feel a real passion for it or a real love for it and going to set every day was a real chore. When you find something like Entourage that’s really great it’s a whole different experience.”

 

 

THE GANGS ALL HERE

The gang’s all here: cocktails created using the many amazing labels from Johnnie Walker

 

One of my favorite cocktails from the night was the Johnnie Walker Select Casks Old Fashioned:

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 PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Craig Barritt

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Johnnie Walker™ Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 sugar cube

1 orange Twist

Preparation:

  1. Place sugar cube in a rocks glass and soak with a few dashes of Angostura Bitters
  2. Using a muddler, press down the sugar cube and dissolve in the bitters
  3. Pour Johnnie Walker Select Casks – Rye Cask Finish into the glass with ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist

 

Keep walking The Joy will take you further

Joy will take you further: Keep Walking

 

 

The Explorers Club

Standing in the doorway where so many great explorers stood we must keep walking to pursue adventure and joy of the journey!

 

 

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Scotch. Adventure. Joy. More scotch. All these things found at The Explorers Club.

 

 

Follow along on the adventure and create your joy:  #joynomics #JoyWillTakeYouFurther

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Good wine helping good dogs

If a dog is a man’s best friend, then a good bottle of wine is a close second.

Chateau La Paws is a new wine brand that benefits North Shore Animal League and helps homeless dogs find owners and homes, while bringing awareness to no-kill shelter organizations. Each bottle features a different, adorable and adoptable shelter dog from North Shore Animal League.

To support this cause and bring awareness to Chateau La Paws and North Shore Animal League, here are three cocktails that will make you the top dog.

 

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 3 oz Chateau La Paws Chardonnay
1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
2 oz Club Soda
Lemon Twist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 New Yorkie Sour
 2 oz Bulleit Rye
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Organic Syrup
Float of Chateau La Paws Red Blend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Cobbler Spaniel
 3 oz Pinot Noir
½ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Orange Juice
1 oz Fig Syrup
Muddled Mixed Berries
Top of Club Soda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psssst….Woof woof! It’s us! The totally adorable dogs at NSAL! Want to find out more information? Or donate? Or, more importantly, adopt us and/or drink some wine? Check us out here: www.chateaulapaws.com

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Perk Alert: FREE Prosecco at Virgola

February means an exciting perk for friends of NYC Foodie Finder! We have teamed up with the charming West Village Oysters & Italian Wine Bar Virgola to offer a FREE bottle of Prosecco at your meal when you book a reservation with them using the promo code NYCFOODIEFINDER. Yes, a FREE bottle of bubbly!

And here’s the delicious bonus~ at the end of the month 5% of all proceeds of reservations booked from our promo code will be donated to God’s Love We Deliver. God’s Love We Deliver is wonderful organization providing men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses healthy meals and alleviating hunger and malnutrition.

So treat yourself, support charity and CHEERS! Make your reservation now!

Virgola February Perk