Asia’s leading gin-focused festival returns for its seventh edition; East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019 will be a 10-day celebration of all things gin and tonic.
Gin lovers – take note! East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019 will take place in Singapore this year from 5 to 14 December 2019, and you’ll be glad to note that this year’s edition is likely to be even bigger and better than previous ones. Expect the 10-day gin party to descend upon many of the best bars across Singapore, supported by many leading gin brands available in town. What does this mean for consumers? Plenty of gin-based libations from some of the world’s most creative bartenders, of course.
Indeed there will be innovative gin and tonics from over 20 participating bars – including at the likes of award-winning grand lobby bar ATLAS, riverside bar BeGin, restaurant bar Tippling Club, and highly lauded hotel bar Manhattan – exclusively created for the festival, and you’re encouraged to bar hop from one spot to another to find the one you like best.
Organised by Timeout Singapore, the festival will highlight many well-loved gin brands such as Hendrick’s, Monkey 47, St George and the Botanist, as well as gins from local boutique outfits Tanglin – which launched a gin at last year’s festival, and will unveil two new ones this year – as well as Brass Lion and Compendium. Another participating gin brand is Okinawa Gin, one of the newest gins to have launched in the Singapore market.
Aside from sipping on tipples at some of Singapore’s best bars, festival goers can also expect to participate in various gin masterclasses, workshops, tours and guest shifts happening throughout East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019.
Over the years East Imperial Gin Jubilee has grown from strength to strength since its introduction back in 2013; it’s expanded from a handful of days in just one market to a regional touring festival across multiple markets. This year the tour kicked off in Kuala Lumpur this October, and moved to Auckland before descending into Singapore.
“From humble beginnings in 2013 to now one of the largest gin and tonic festivals globally – I could not be more proud and grateful for all the support we have here in Singapore from the consumers, brands, partners bars and hotels. We owe our success to this community,” says Kevin Law-Smith, founder of East Imperial.