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Joan Smalls Launches Dewar’s Bash at Gitano Garden of Love

Joan Smalls Launches Dewar’s Bash at Gitano Garden of Love

Last night international beauty Joan Smalls celebrated the global launch of Dewar’s 8-Year-Old CARIBBEAN SMOOTH Rum Cask Blended Scotch Whisky. Stylish guests were out in for epic tastes and delights at the glorious party called The Scotribbean Pop-Up Experience at Gitano Garden of Love. The brand’s Scotribbean Experience, which fuses together both Caribbean and Scottish culture harmoniously, served as the official kick-off to the launch and pop-up bar.

Renowned bartenders Iain McPherson of Scotland and Nicole Fas of Puerto Rico flew in to serve as the bartender duo of the season, embodying two cultures coming together for a truly unique experience.

Between refreshing sips of the signature Caribbean Smooth Coconut Highball, and specialty games nearing every corner of the garden, guests were treated to a curated Scottish and Caribbean fusion menu created by Gitano’s Chef Yvan Lemoine throughout the evening.

Officially launching Oct 1, Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth is the first in a series of cask extensions from the iconic whisky maker.

And from September 26-28, The Scotribbean Experience will be open to the public at Gitano, where Iain and Nicole will offer complimentary Caribbean Smooth Rum Cask cocktails from 5-9pm.


1 ½ parts Caribbean Smooth

½ part Lemon juice

½ part Coconut Syrup

3 parts Soda Water

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Lime wheel and mint sprig

Method: Add whisky, lemon juice and syrup to chilled Highball glass, filled with cubed ice, add soda, stir ingredients from the bottom upwards to mix thoroughly, and garnish with slapped mint sprig and lime wheel.

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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