For the first time, an eight-day showcase of all things cocktail will take place in Singapore in an exciting festival celebrating the local cocktail scene and highlighting the city’s growing pool of bartending talents. Singapore Cocktail Week 2015 (#SGCocktailWeek) will take place from 7 to 14 March, proudly partnered by William Grant & Sons, and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB)’s Kickstart Fund, a S$5 million incentive scheme designed to support untested yet innovative lifestyle events and concepts with tourism potential. Festival-goers can look forward to the following highlights:
▪ The return of the Singapore Bar Awards (SGBA) for the second year
▪ Cocktail workshops
▪ Cocktail tours
▪ Pop-up bars
▪ 10 of the world’s best bartenders guest-bartending here in Singapore
▪ A selection of signature cocktails at only $14++ from participating bars
Organised by events company Curated Events, #SGCocktailWeek seeks to establish Singapore as the leading cocktail destination in Asia and beyond, as well as promote local cocktail bars as a must-visit on a tourist’s itinerary.
Overview of Event Highlights
Cocktail enthusiasts have the opportunity to partake in this week-long celebration of local cocktail culture through a diverse line-up of events during #SGCocktailWeek. The Singapore Bar Awards (SGBA), established in 2014 by industry veteran Tron Young, returns for the second year as an affiliated event of #SGCocktailWeek. The winners will be selected through a tally of votes from 100 Singapore-based bartenders, spirits importers, journalists and influencers, with the results to be announced on 8 March 2015. Categories include Best Male Bartender, Best Female Bartender, Best Bar, and the new categories of Best Bar Food and Best Service Crew, amongst others. Cocktail enthusiasts can also sign up for cocktail workshops, which will be hosted and conducted by participating bars. With sessions for trade and for the public, these workshops provide insights into the craft of cocktail-making. Led by industry experts, cocktail tours will bring one into the world of spirit-forward cocktails. Fashioned like a bar-crawl, each tour will have pit stops at different bars where guests enjoy a cocktail at each stop. A variety of pop-up bars will also be appearing throughout the festival, with details and locations to be disclosed closer to the festival.
Currently, close to 30 top cocktail bars in Singapore have been handpicked to participate in this inaugural drinks festival. Each participating bar will be showcasing a selection of #SGCocktailWeek signature cocktails at the special price of S$14++ from 7 to 14 March 2015 for guests who purchase entry wristbands.
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. #SGCocktailWeek, in conjunction with presenting partner William Grant & Sons, will also bring to Singapore 10 of the world’s best bartenders who will be guest bartending at selected participating bars from 7 to 14 March 2015.
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For ticketing details, visit http://curatedevents.eventclique.com
Photocredits : Singapore Cocktail Week