The cocktail is about to get more attention with the launch of the inaugural Singapore Cocktail Week.
Organised by Curated Events and partnered by William Grant & Sons as an open festival, the eight day event will be about celebrating the local cocktail culture through the drink, the bars and the tours.
Festival-goers can participate in a diverse line-up of events including signing up for cocktail workshops at participating bars, stopping by pop-up bars for a drink as well as joining cocktail bar tours to hit some of our best cocktail joints in the country as well as joining. The event will also be bringing in 10 of the world’s best bartenders to guest-bartend.
Tickets can be purchased at the Singapore Cocktail Week website. The tickets (S$38) are presented in the form of eight wristbands, one for each day of the week. The wristbands entitle festival-goers to enjoy a 10% discount on cocktail tours and workshops as well as a special price of S$14++ for a signature cocktail on the Singapore Cocktail Week menu at all participating bars and complimentary cocktails at events such as pop-ups.
Early birds (first 500 people to purchase tickets) to the website can purchase the tickets for only S$28. Festival-goers hunting in packs for the perfect cocktail can consider the bundle deal for early birds, to get a free set of wristbands for every five sets purchased (S$140).
Participating bars include 28 HongKong Street, Anti:dote, Bar Stories, Ding Dong, Elixir Bar, FOC, Jekyll & Hyde, Jigger & Pony, Horse’s Mouth, Hopscotch, House of Dandy, L’Aiglon, La Maison du Whisky, Long Bar, Manhattan, Manor, Mars Bar, Nutmeg & Clove, Operation Dagger, Potato Head Folk, Sugarhall, Tess Bar & Kitchen, The Cufflink Club, The Library, The Refinery, The Secret Mermaid, The Spiffy Dapper and Tippling Club.
Tickets can also be purchased at participating bars from 16 February onwards.
[Update] Presenting Sponsor William Grant & Sons will be bringing in 10 international bartenders for #SGCocktailWeek. They include Nathan Beasley, Black Pearl & The Attic (Melbourne), Australian Bartender Magazine’s ‘Bartender of The Year’ 2014 and winner of the Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix Australia 2014; Dean Callan, Monkey Shoulder Global Brand Ambassador, who bagged notable awards including China’s Bartender of the Year 2008 and Cosmopolitan Bartender of the Year 2007; Roman Foltan, Artesian, Langham Hotel (London), named by Forbes magazine this year as one of its ’30 under 30′ most talented young people.