Johnnie Walker + James Reid’s ‘California Lovin’ song for World Music Day [RECIPE]


Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker and James Reid, 29, are joining the celebration of World Music Day on June 21, 2022. The Filipino-Australian singer, songwriter and actor’s new single “California Lovin” is set to be released on June 30, 2022.

World Music Day celebrates musicians across the globe and their contribution towards making the world we live in more harmonious. Joining the celebration, Johnnie Walker raises a toast to progress in music through its cultural partners called The Walkers.

James Reid
James Reid

As cultural change makers, The Walkers represent the latest chapter of Johnnie Walker’s famous Keep Walking campaign inspiring progress. Being part of the global community of Walkers, Reid is leading the way to inspire progress within the Filipino music scene by taking Original Pinoy Music (OPM) to the world stage.

Reid’s releases in 2022 alone had a more global push with collaborations with international artists as well as songs that are produced abroad. Fans can definitely expect more world-class singles and performances from him.


Johnnie Walker has partnered up with Reid to create Johnnie California Highball, the perfect drink to enjoy while listening to “California Lovin”. Hints of apple and citrus meet the signature smoke of a Johnnie Walker Black Label in this custom highball, creating a taste that instantly transports you to the bright, warm summers of California, United States.

This perfectly balanced drink with afternotes of vanilla, completes the “California Lovin” experience. The world first got to experience Reid’s new single with its performance video release on the Press Play platform of The Grammy Awards on May 26, 2022.


On June 30, 2022, “California Lovin” will be available on all major streaming platforms. The release of the single along with the custom highball shortly after World Music Day strings together perfectly with the celebration of musicians across the globe and their contribution towards making the world move in harmony and unison.

Enjoy your own Johnnie California Highball by following the recipe below!

  • 45ml Johnnie Walker Black
  • 25ml Apple Juice
  • 15ml Lime
  • 10ml Vanilla
  • Top with Ginger Ale
  • Dash of Lemon Bitters
  • Fan of Apple slices as garnish


The Johnnie California Highball will be sold for 350 pesos in all Notorious Concepts Restaurants below:

  • Alamat | 2/F, 5666 Don Pedro, Poblacion, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, Philippines
  • West32 | 1/F, 8464 Makati Ave, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Japonesa | 1/F, 8464 Makati Ave, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • HQ | 8464 Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila, Philippines

Check out the social media channels of Johnnie Walker PH (@johnniewalkerph), Careless Music (@carelessph) and James Reid (@james) on Instagram for updates. Drink responsibly. Visit the site to learn more about alcohol facts.

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