If you’re serious about your alcohol, chances are you’re (extra) serious about your bar-hopping too. Luckily for us, Singapore’s not short on quality options. The past six years have brought on a slew of new bars – at the breakneck speed of one per month – and with it, awakened the cocktail-curious. And even with an assortment of alcohol and spirit options, we’re bound to play favourites. The verdict? Gin is (still) in. And there are plenty of cool local bars to prove it.
From award-winning bar Atlas – which houses a gin collection of 1,300 varieties – to our very first local micro-distillery Brass Lion, Singapore’s gin awakening has been impressive. Heck, we’ve even got a brand new global spirits contest. Dubbed the Singapore World Spirits Competition, the contest is the very first Asian counterpart to the renowned San Francisco and New York World Spirits Competitions. If you’re in the market for an award-winning gin – we’re all about the best of the best, right? – London’s Tanqueray No. TEN copped double gold honours. We’d say that’s a pretty safe bet that it’s worth checking out.
Craft drinkers and spirit rookies may both rejoice: Tanqueray No. TEN is as accessible as it is luxurious. From specialty gin bar Tonic to the iconic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, its unique profile makes it work for both unconventional and classic cocktail concoctions. And for those new to spirits, Tanqueray No. TEN’s zesty flavour will ease you in. Renowned for its citrus heart – achieved through distilling fresh Florida oranges, Mexican limes and pink grapefruits – the end result is a smooth, flavourful spirit fit for any occasion.
If you haven’t made your mind up about your gin personality (yes, that’s a thing), we’ve done the legwork for you to get exploring. Here are ten bars that serve up Tanqueray No. TEN, from the classic gin beverage to something a little edgier. Take your pick to have a sip of the best gin in town.