To kick off our review of the year just passed, we start with a look back at another envelope-pushing 12 months of news, events and conversation for Asia’s drinkers and drinksmiths.
From the owner of Hong Kong’s Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge comes this very cherry version of the classic drink built around the aromatic Rhum JM agricole.
Indulge Experimental Bistro’s creative lead Mr Aki Wang showcases his love for local produce as he brings Taiwanese tea and honey to the fore in this Old Fashioned twist.
Spice, banana and chocolate play perfect partners with the tropical and chocolate notes in the rum in this Old Fashioned excursion created at Prisma, Boracay.
Singapore’s Flagship reckons they know exactly what pairs with rum, lighting up this rich tobacco and cacao-backed sipper with some extra smoke from an Islay whisky spray.
Drawing inspiration from fruits of the season, the Auckland Best Gin & Tonic winner rounds out apricots and oranges with amontillado sherry.
Made by some of the best bartenders in the city, these are designed for this year's East Imperial Gin Jubilee Singapore.
Kino Soh discusses how she's arming her team of lady bartenders to handle tricky situations at the Singapore spot.
12 top bartenders from around the Asia discuss how to nail ordering an off-the-menu drink, how to return it nicely if it's not to taste, and why you should sometimes maybe skip ordering one in the first place.
With two new categories open to Asia bars and bartenders this year, check out who's in the running for our very own awards ahead of the ceremony in Shanghai on November 19.