Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020: In Recognition And In Solidarity

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The current pandemic of the Covid-19 has affected the food and beverage industry severely, but amidst all the chaos, the drink industry has come together, albeit social distantly, not in celebration, but in recognition of the work all these bars have put in to raising the bar when it comes to cocktail culture, camaraderie and creativity. The inaugural event was initially supposed to be held in Singapore but instead was done via a live telecast across Facebook. Continue reading

A Bloody Good Gin: Stuart Gregor of Four Pillars Distillery

Stuart Gregor | Four Pillars Gin

When it comes to gin distilleries, there are few that has the reputation that Four Pillars Distillery has. From its signature Rare Dry Gin to its delicious Navy Strength, you can see why this distillery has won countless awards. Being crowned best international gin distillers at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019, we pick the brains of Stuart Gregor, Co-founder and Trade Director of Four Pillars Gin. Continue reading

Save The Date: Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 & Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020

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The Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 returns to Singapore in conjunction with the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020. The event will see the combination of a week long celebration with guest bartenders from all over the Asia as well as pop-ups of some of Singapore’s best bars. Due to the recent DROSCON Orange advisory, the events will go on in May and October, so save the date and book your early bird tickets for the Singapore Cocktail Festival 2020. Continue reading

The Sagacity of Richard Seale of Foursquare Rum Distillery

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When it comes to rum, there are few distilleries that equal the complexity of the Barbadian Foursquare Rum Distillery. Other than being world renown for producing some of the highest quality rum in the world, they proved this by winning best rum producer at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019. One of their latest offering is the Foursquare Sagacity, and who better than the rum royalty himself Richard Seale to educated us on the wisdom and philosophy of the Foursquare Rum Distillery. Continue reading

Epicurean Market 2019

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Marina Bay Sands sees the return of the grand Epicurean Market 2019 from the 13 to 15th December with a lineup of gourmet food and wine featuring pop-ups and masterclasses from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Tetsuya Wakuda and many more, setting the stage for a gastronomical holiday season. Continue reading

Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019

Judges | Flor De Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019 | Food For Thought

The recent Sustainable Cocktail Challenge Malaysia 2019 held by Flor De Caña saw its finality with Joe Ngui of Bar Trigona Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur being crowned the Malaysian champion, in which Ngui will represent Malaysia in the global finals in Nicaragua. We learn more about the competition as a whole and the cocktail that helped Ngui take first place. Continue reading

La Maison Cointreau Malaysia 2019

Joe Naik Du Hong Winner | La Maison Cointreau Malaysia 2019 | Food For Thought

The La Maison Cointreau Malaysia has recently completed with Joe Naik Hong Du taking the crown by creating the best cocktail in the competition, in which he will be sent to compete in The La Maison Cointreau 2019 International Finals which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019: Diversity & Representation

The inaugural World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 was recently held at the Roundhouse in London, and as with any event of that size and magnitude, it brought into light some interesting topics for discussion. One very interesting highlight with the awards this year was how bars across Asia are being more represented, in addition to a big debate of female participation in the bar industry, with steps taken to ensure progress. Continue reading

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019: An Analysis

Winners of Best Bars in Asia | Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019 | Food For Thought

A little, a little, a tipple. The recent Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 has shaken up more than drinks with a new winner and some surprising changes in its rankings. The awards ceremony was held at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore for the second year, celebrating cocktails, concepts and creativity. With all the commotion that was happening, we analyse some of our findings to see what’s changed. Continue reading

Glen Grant Whisky

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Whiskeys is one of the most well-known distilled grains, and some of the most famous come from the Scottish countryside. Glen Grant has one of the more interesting origins which was initiated by two brothers who were whiskey smugglers built a brand with the invention of the tall slender stills creating some of the crispest whiskey you will find. Continue reading