On the Regal red carpet with Don Cheadle
Hollywood A-lister and Oscar nominee Don Cheadle graced the red carpet in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Thursday night at the official launch of Chivas Regal’s newest family member, Ultis.
As the global ambassador of the brand, Cheadle was the guest of honour at the party hosted by media personality Phat Joe, real name Majota Khambule. Of course, the promise of meeting Cheadle brought the celebrities out.
Accompanied to the party by his wife, Bridgid Coulter, the Hotel Rwanda star is a man of few words but he got the room laughing when Phat Joe asked him what time he thought was the best time to drink whisky.
“Definitely after cocaine!” he quipped, before quickly adding: “No! Take that back.”
Too late! The crowd had already burst into laughter – and the ice was broken.
Back in ambassador mode, Cheadle said the best time (and the right way) to drink whisky is while sharing success with friends. “Chivas Regal Ultis is the essence of who we are and let’s toast winning the right way.” Some local celebrities who were there shared their experience of the luxurious whisky with City Press. TV producer and former Selimathunzi presenter Mncedisi “Kaos” Matu said: “I am getting into it, I am not a whisky guy but my friends are getting me hooked on it,” he said. “Ultis tastes like a man’s drink, I really like it. But when drinking at the dinner table I prefer a different taste to this, but boys like this kind of drink all the time,” said celebrity chef Nti Ramaboa. Cheadle is not only famous for his acting and love of whisky, but for his commitment to making the world a better place as well. In 2007, he was awarded the BET award for Humanitarian of the Year for his work in Darfur and Rwanda. In the same year he and fellow actor George Clooney were presented with the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Laureates for their work to stop the genocide and relieve the suffering of Darfur’s people.
POWER COUPLE Coulter Don Cheadle with his wife, Bridgid
MELLOW YELLOW Kefilwe Mabote Stevel Marc
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