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COOKHOUSE: Malaysia’s First Co-Working Kitchen

COOKHOUSE: Malaysia’s First Co-Working Kitchen

COOKHOUSE is located on the cusp of Petaling Jaya and Subang, and what this place offers is a first of its kind in Malaysia. The cloud kitchen provides commercial grade facilities from baking, Asian and western kitchen and a state-of-the-art cooking events venue. Their packages and pricing also ensure options for all, from small businesses that want to take it further to small businesses expanding. We speak to Huen Su San, Founder of COOKHOUSE to find our more. Continue reading →
Single Estate Tequila: Jesse Estes of Tequila Ocho

Single Estate Tequila: Jesse Estes of Tequila Ocho

When it comes to artisanal tequilas, there are few brands that take it as seriously as Tequila Ocho. Their take the production of their tequila to such as extent, being the first ever single estate tequila, with each plot, which they call ranches, producing a different quality based on its unique terroir. We speak to Jesse Estes, Global Ambassador of Tequila Ocho to find out more about this unique tequila. Continue reading →
World Cucumber Day: Charmaine Thio of Hendrick’s Gin

World Cucumber Day: Charmaine Thio of Hendrick’s Gin

For many people around the world, it must come as a curiosity why the slightly comical notion of World Cucumber Day even exists. This idiosyncratic day celebrated on the 14th of June every year was first invented by English horticulturists in 2011 to celebrate to mild flavoured vegetable and has been celebrated by Hendrick’s ever since. We speak to Charmaine Thio, SEA Regional Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin to find out a bit more about this quirky little day. Continue reading →
Sean MacDonald of Est Restaurant

Sean MacDonald of Est Restaurant

If you have never heard of Chef Sean MacDonald, it is probably because you haven’t come across his beautiful plates on with the honour of being recently selected as one of the 16 Rising Talents for North America by The Art of Plating. His Toronto-based ēst Restaurant serves modern Canadian cuisine, and seeks to take you on a journey across the Canadian country. Continue reading →
Din Hassan of Black Tears Dry Spiced

Din Hassan of Black Tears Dry Spiced

Spiced rum is a type of rum that is usually made using dark rum, with additional flavour and you guessed it, spices. One of the most interesting quirk of spice rums is that they usually take on seafaring and adventurous names, and Black Tears Dry Spiced is no different. We sit down with Din Hassan, Brand Ambassador the brand to get to know a bit more about what spices make it so special and how we should use the spiced rum in a cocktail. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Best Bar in Asia: Jerrold Khoo of Jigger & Pony

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Best Bar in Asia: Jerrold Khoo of Jigger & Pony

If you've ever been to Jigger & Pony in Singapore, you will understand why this outstanding hotel bar has earned the number one spot on the Asia's 50 Best Bars 2020. From their outstanding hospitality and bar programme, their systematic approach to training is but one of the many highlights that that bar offers, we speak to Bar Manager Jerrold Khoo to learn a bit more about how much goes in to a jigger and pony. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Best Bars in Malaysia: A Bee, A Bird and A Bartender

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Best Bars in Malaysia: A Bee, A Bird and A Bartender

The recent Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 had quite a number of toss ups, with new entries abound and a change in the top spot. But what has Malaysians buzzing are these three bars making the list. Bar Trigona with its honey-centric programme; JungleBird, the bar named after the only Malaysian cocktail; and Coley Cocktail Bar, which takes its namesake from the first female head bartender of The Savoy, Ada Coleman. We speak to their head honchos to find out a little bit more. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Industry Icon Award: Agung Prabowo of The Old Man Hong Kong

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Industry Icon Award: Agung Prabowo of The Old Man Hong Kong

When it comes to the bartending industry, there are a few names that need no introduction, and Agung Prabowo is one of them. The brainchild of the Hemingway inspired bar, The Old Man originally opened in Hong Kong and has now expanded with the opening of The Old Man Singapore. Agung has been recently crowned (like his namesake) the Industry Icon Award at the Asia's 50 Best Bars 2020. We speak to him to find out more about his philosophy as well as the creation of some of The Old Man's iconic concoctions. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Bartender’s Bartender: Jay Khan of COA Hong Kong

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Bartender’s Bartender: Jay Khan of COA Hong Kong

Jay Khan is one of Asia's best known bartenders, not only because he makes excellent cocktails, but has helped further educate the public about agave. The Hong Kong born native was recently crowned the Altos' Bartender's Bartender at the Asia's 50 Best Bars 2020 and in addition to that, his bar COA has also placed number 3 at the Asia's 50 Best Bars this year. We speak to Jay to pick the his brains on his thoughts about bartending and bartenders. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Art of Hospitality Award: David Nguyen-Luu of Manhatan Bar Singapore

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Art of Hospitality Award: David Nguyen-Luu of Manhatan Bar Singapore

Manhattan Bar at the Regent Singapore needs no further introduction, with its time and time again ranking as at the World's 50 Best Bars and Asia's 50 Best Bars. Winning the Legends Of The List award in 2019, and also number 1 bar in 2018, Manhattan has gone on to win the Art of Hospitality Awards this year, which comes as no surprise. We sit down with Bar Manager David Nguyen-Luu to learn about more about their approach to hospitality. Continue reading →
Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Sustainable Bar Award: Ashish Sharma of Bar Trigona

Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 Sustainable Bar Award: Ashish Sharma of Bar Trigona

Bar Trigona in Four Season Kuala Lumpur has won the Ketel One Sustainable Award at the  Asia's 50 Best Bars 2020, taking the crown for the second year in a row. The honey-centric bar's practice of using the liquid gold as its focus and its efforts to keep everything sustainable from leaf to twig. We had a chat with Ashish Sharma, Head Bartender of Bar Trigona to learn a bit more about their sustainability efforts and their adopt a beehive programme. Continue reading →
A Bloody Good Gin: Stuart Gregor of Four Pillars Distillery

A Bloody Good Gin: Stuart Gregor of Four Pillars Distillery

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 →
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