A Gin-tastic Time at Singapore’s fifth annual East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2017

Raise your glasses and celebrate gin galore at the Singapore edition of the annual East Imperial Gin Jubilee, on from now till 3 December

Now into its fifth year, the East Imperial Gin Jubilee first started in 2013 in Singapore. It was launched with the aim of promoting an appreciation for all things gin.  The idea is simple—each edition of the Gin Jubilee calls upon the city’s mixologists to pit their version of a Gin & Tonic against each other. Besides tasting the numerous renditions of this classic drink, masterclasses and parties centred on gin are available throughout the festival.

This year’s edition started on 13 September in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, it has made its way across Asia—Phnom Penh and Hong Kong in October, then on to Shanghai in November and now, Singapore.

Gin Lane, one of the highlights of Gin Jubilee 2016

Gin Lane, one of the highlights of Gin Jubilee 2016

All week long, take your pick from the variety of events and masterclasses at locations all over Singapore. Join in the party on 30 November as Citadelle Gin’s Asia Pacific brand ambassador Micaela Piccolo takes a guest shift at The Other Room, or hop over to The Proof Flat by EC Proof on 1 December for an exclusive gin tasting session hosted by master of gin Jason Williams. Also not to be missed is the guest bartending shift at Marcello with Hendrick’s Gin ambassador Tasha Lu on 1 December.

For a great party, join in The Spice Garden Menu at Potato Head, on every day from 5pm until 31 December. In celebration of Gin Jubilee, Potato Head Singapore created the Spice Garden menu showcasing a variety of spiced up renditions of Gin & Tonics.

Aside to that, there is also a running competition to find the Best Gin & Tonic in town. Forty-three local bars are participating this year—a record for Gin Jubilee since they started back in 2013. Using a variety of gin brands including Gin & Jonnie, Four Pillars, Bluecoat and Bulldog, the competition brings the best and most creative bartenders together.

David Kit Dave from Nutmeg & Clove, one of the participating bartenders in the Best Gin & Tonic.

David Kit Dave from Nutmeg & Clove, one of the participating bartenders in the Best Gin & Tonic.

Expect concoctions from mixologists the likes of Neon Pigeon’s Symphony Loo, who will be using Death’s Door gin; David Kit Dave from Nutmeg & Clove, using The Botanist; and Knut Randhem from Butcher Boy, using Four Pillars.

After all the masterclasses and parties, witness the unveiling of Singapore’s Best Gin & Tonic winner at the closing party, aptly called Gin Lane. Held at the laneway behind Amoy Street, this party promises a perfect heady end to the Gin Jubilee. Don’t miss this last leg of the 2017 Gin Jubilee in Singapore from now till 3 December.

 

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