Honouring the cultural richness and diversity of the Malaysian Chinese community, Moet Hennessy Diageo Malaysia presents John Walker & Sons XR21 The Legacy Collection to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Malaysian Chinese community.
Created to honour Alexander Walker II’s knighthood from King George V, John Walker & Sons XR21 was inspired by Sir Alexander’s own handwritten notes. It was this inspiration that led Moet Hennessy Diageo Malaysia to introduce The Legacy Collection with the same spirit of celebrating the rich legacy of the Malaysian Chinese.
The history of Chinese in Malaysia dates far back to the 15th century where the Chinese community toiled the soils to become an integral part of the current Malaysia. Regardless of the hardships faced, the Malaysian Chinese were committed in ensuring that their dialects and culture were passed down and inherited by the new generation in shaping their unique identity over the centuries. This unique identity, impacted by the local Malaysian culture, allowed the Malaysian Chinese to create for themselves a kaleidoscope of values and beliefs, expressed and practised through their continuation of traditions, dialect, arts, craft and cuisine — in hope of sustaining their ancestry for future generations for legacy continuation.
Specially designed in partnership with local creative duo, Loka Made, The Legacy Collection features unique attributes of Malaysian Chinese clans, namely Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien on each respective bottle design and its packaging sleeve. Through Loka Made’s compelling design interpretation and expression, the three bottles feature an extensive range of elements that are unique to each of the three clans in Malaysia.
“John Walker & Sons XR21 is created using an extremely rare 3-step blending process reserved for our most precious whiskies. It celebrates not only our rich legacy but also the old blending craft of making exceptional whiskies. The Legacy Collection showcases the same endearing spirit to celebrate and honour the rich Malaysian Chinese culture, craft and traditions.” said Rajesh Joshi,Marketing Director of Diageo Malaysia.