East Imperial Gin Jubilee Kuala Lumpur Returns!

Malaysia’s premier gin and tonic celebration, the East Imperial Gin Jubilee, is back to take place on October 8-12, 2019. Presented by premium beverage producers East Imperial and proudly organised by craft spirits distributors Wholly Spirits, this year’s Gin Jubilee will kick off with the customary Opening Party on October 8, and end with the ever-popular Gin Lane finale on October 12 at Sentul Depot, KL.

Thirteen gin brands will be participating in this year’s Gin Jubilee KL, and a total of 26 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.’ During a media launch held on September 17 at Wholly Spirits Retail in Desa Sri Hartamas, KL, Wholly Spirits CEO Shawn Samuel said this year’s Gin Jubilee is set to be the biggest one yet. “Last year, over 2,000 gin and tonic lovers came for our closing Gin Lane party, and this year, we’re expecting even more to show up. Malaysians really love their gin and tonics!” said Shawn.

This year’s Gin Jubilee Opening Party will be held at Wet Deck @ W Hotel KL on Oct 8, and is opened to the public. Guests will get to enjoy gin and tonics made with East Imperial’s range of premium tonic waters and Drumshanbo Irish Gunpowder Gin. Following that is four days of gin and tonic goodness, with events, tastings, and masterclasses lined up throughout the four days, culminating in the Gin Lane finale party at Sentul Depot on Oct 12. This year’s Gin Lane is set to be the biggest one yet, and gin and tonic lovers will get to try all 26 of the cocktails that are vying for the title of KL’s Best Gin And Tonic.


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 Instagram likes). From 1 to 12 October, 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, #GinJubilee2019 and also the Location of the Partner Bar.

East Imperial Gin Jubilee KL 2019 Partner Bars

1. 61 Monarchy

2. Bar Shake

3. Bar Trigona

4. Beta KL

5. BotakLiquor

6. Coley Cocktail Bar

7. Elements

8. Flying Monkeys

9. JungleBird

10. Knowhere

11. Mari Gin

12. Mezze

13. Mrs Jones’ Parlour

14. Pacific Standard Bar

15. Pahit

16. Pinchos Tapas Bar

17. PS150

18. HYDE

19. Soma

20. Locker & Loft

21. The Pawn Room

22. The Sticky Wicket

23. The Vault

24. Three x Co

25. Tickets Bar

26. Woo Bar @ W Hotel KL.

Participating Gin Brands

• The Botanist

• Caorunn

• Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

• Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

• Gin Agricolo Blagheur

• G’vine Floraison

• Hendrick’s Gin

• Napue-Kyro Distillery Company

• Monkey 47

• Rock Rose

• Scapegrace Gin

• St George Terroir Gin

• The West Winds Gin Cutlass

Save the dates:
Gin Jubilee Opening Party: October 8, 7pm onwards, Wet Deck @ W Hotel KL
Gin Lane Finale: October 12, 6pm onwards, Sentul Depot, KL

For more information on this year’s Gin Jubilee, follow the Gin Jubilee (FB/IG), Wholly Spirits (FB/IG), and East Imperial (FB/IG).

Event details are subject to change, and images used herein are representative only. This page will always reflect the most up-to-date information available.

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