Rejoice, Malaysian gin lovers, for Malaysia’s premiere gin and tonic celebration, the East Imperial Gin Jubilee, is back!!
Presented by premium beverage producers East Imperial and proudly organised by craft spirits distributors Wholly Spirits,
this year’s event is set to take place from May 15 to 27, 2023, and will be the first Gin Jubilee in three years.
The last time the Gin Jubilee came to town was 2019, which turned out to be the biggest gin event that year,
with bars across the Klang Valley vying for the title of KL’s Best Gin And Tonic.
This year’s Gin Jubilee will kick off with the Opening Party on May 15 at Wet Deck @ W Hotel KL on May 15.
The event will be open to the public, and guests will get to enjoy gin and tonics made with East Imperial’s range of premium tonic waters and Roku Gin.
Following that is 12 days of gin and tonic goodness, with events, tastings, and masterclasses lined up throughout.
This will all lead up to the epic Gin Lane finale party at Sentul Depot on May 27, where gin and tonic lovers
will get to try all 20 of the cocktails that are vying for the title of KL’s Best Gin And Tonic.
There will be 10 Partner Gin brands participating this year, namely:
- The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
- Citadelle Jadin d’Ete gin
- Fords Gin
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Hernö Gin
- Kyrö Gin
- Monkey 47
- Nikka Coffey Gin
- Roku Gin
- Tanqueray No. 10 Gin
A total of 20 bars will each be given one of the gins to pair with East Imperial’s range of premium tonic waters
to create a cocktail that is worthy of the title, KL’s Best Gin And Tonic.
The bars are:
- Bar Terumi
- Bar Trigona
- Brooklyn Bar
- Frank’s Bar
- Ikiya 2.0
- The Vault
- Three X Co
- Woobar @ W Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The winner of KL’s Best Gin And Tonic will be selected by an expert panel of judges as well as social media voting (measured by the number of Instagram posts each bar gets).
From 15 to 27 May, the public can vote for their favourite bar’s GnT by posting a picture of the cocktail on Instagram.
For the vote to count, each post MUST include the hashtags #EastImperial, #GinJubilee2023 and also the Location of the Partner Bar.
About East Imperial:
By working with authentic ingredient suppliers and the very best global distillers and bartenders since its inception,
East Imperial has created a range of ultra-premium mixers that stand out from the crowd of the overly sweet soft drinks on the market.
Considered the ultimate complement to premium spirits, East Imperial produce tonic waters and sodas that are made using only the purest ingredients
sustainably sourced from Asia and Africa, the home of the original tonic water.
East Imperial believes the spirit should do the talking, and the brand’s traditional small-batch method of production ensures this is the case
by enhancing the freshness and subtleties of any spirit’s botanicals. For more information, visit www.eastimperial.com.
About Wholly Spirits:
Redefining Spirits since 2016, Wholly Spirits is an independent importer, distributor and wholesaler of fine premium spirits and related products.
Wholly Spirits is the exclusive Malaysian distributor for some of the most acclaimed and award-winning spirits and beverages in the industry,
including East Imperial, Hernö Gin, Kyrö Distillery Company, Michter’s Whiskey, Elixir Distillers, and more. We are also the organisers of the East Imperial Gin Jubilee Kuala Lumpur
Wholly Spirits also owns Wholly Spirits Retail, a retail space in Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
(41-G, Wisma CKL, Jalan 23/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur).
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