It’s Gin-apalooza! Check Out This Epic List of Gins and Drinks Coming to Gin Lane This Weekend

Gin Lane is almost upon us! The finale of East Imperial Gin Jubilee KL 2019 takes place at Sentul Depot this Saturday (October 12) at 6pm, and promises to be a grand celebration of the humble gin and tonic cocktail.

Gin Lane will be the only time you can try all 26 entries to the Best Gin And Tonic in KL competition, as the 26 Partner Bars will be popping up at the event. Admittance to the event is free, and these excellent drinks are available for just RM25 each all night.

If you didn’t manage to vote for your favourite bar, you can do so at Gin Lane. Just post a picture of the drink on Instagram (your profile has to be public) and add the hashtags #EastImperial and #GinJubilee2019, and Geotag the location of the bar.

Now, trying all 26 gin and tonics can admittedly be a daunting task, but not when you know what you are drinking. So here’s a comprehensive guide of all 13 Partner Gins, and also all the gin and tonics by the 26 Partner Bars that will be there, so you can plan your way around Gin Lane!

The Botanist

Distilled at Bruichladdich distillery on the Scottish island of Islay, this gin contains an impressive 31 botanicals, which form a “progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of the isle of Islay.” This includes lesser-known botanicals such as downy birch, mugwort, sweet cicely, and bog myrtle.

These are the drinks that will be using The Botanist:

Young Blood (Beta KL):

Beta – Young Blood

East Imperial Tonic Water

The Botanist

Floral & Herb Ratafia

Roselle Tea

Mint leaf, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, and Orange Peel (Garnish)

Beta (Bartender) – Chris Chung

Harvest Remedy (Pacific Standard Bar)

Pacific Standard Bar – Harvest Remedy

East Imperial Tonic Water

The Botanist Gin

Mathilde Pear Liqueur

Mancino Secco Vermouth

Cherry Tomato and Thyme Shrub

Pacific Standard Bar (Bartender) – Alvin Au Yong

Caorunn Gin

Carefully handcrafted in the Scottish Highlands, Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) expertly infuses five locally foraged gin botanicals (juniper, rowan berry, heather, coul blush apple, and dandelion) for a beautifully floral and fruity character.

These are the drinks that will be using Caorunn Gin:

Balmy Seduction (Coley Cocktail Bar)

Coley – Balmy Seduction

East Imperial Yuzu Tonic

Caorunn Gin

Boulevard Calvados Pays d’Auge

Apple Slices

Earl Grey Tea Syrup

Lemon juice

Coley (Bartender) – KC

Heather Tonic (Elements)

Elements KL (GnT) – Heather Tonic

East Imperial Old World Tonic

Caorunn Gin

Orange Curacao Liqueur

Earl Grey Citrus Honey Syrup

Elements KL (Bartender) – Jerome

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

An oriental-inspired spirit from Ireland, this gin is named after one of the spirit’s signature botanicals – slow-dried Gunpowder tea. Other unique botanicals include Meadowsweet, oriental grapefruit, lemon, and kaffir lime.

These are the drinks that will be using Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin:

Curious PJ (61 Monarchy)

61 Monarchy – Curious PJ

East Imperial Old World Tonic

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Cointreau

Fresh Lime Juice

Pink Rock Salt

Kaffir Lime Leaf

Grapefruit Bitters

Red Watermelon

61 Monarchy (Bartender) – Shirmy Chan

Peculiarity (WOO BAR, W Hotel)

WooBar – Peculiarity

East Imperial Tonic Water

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Homemade botanical tea bag (dried red dates, Sarawak pepper, dried grapefruit, tie guan yin tea)

Homemade earl grey bitters

Kaffir lime leaf & botanic tea bag (garnish)

WooBar (Bartender) – Han Jun

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin captures the essence of contemporary Australia’s heritage in Europe and Asia. Botanicals include whole oranges, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, the Tasmanian pepperberry leaf, and the lemon myrtle.

These are the drinks that will be using Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin:

Karma Chamomile (Flying Monkeys)

Flying Monkeys – Karma Chamomile

East Imperial Tonic Water

Four Pillars Gin

Chamomile Syrup

Monin Peach Syrup

Lemon Juice

Pink Grapefruit Juice

Saline Solution

Flying Monkeys (Bartender) – Kay Kim Koh

The Pillar of Truth (PS150)

PS150 – The Pillar of Truth

East Imperial Yuzu Tonic

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin

Mancino Bianco

Campari

Osmanthus Cordial

Edible Blue Pea & Orange Paint

PS150 (Bartender) – Harry Rusho

Gin Agricolo Blagheur

Produced in Italy, Gin Agricolo’s founder Franco Cavallero prides himself on producing gin made from fresh botanicals and ingredients he grows within his territory. The Blagheur gin is a particularly herbaceous and spicy gin, with notes of coriander, cumin, and leafy mint.

These are the drinks that will be using Gin Agricolo Blagheur:

Parola D’Amore (HYDE at 53M)

HYDE At 53M – Parola D’Amore

East Imperial Old World Tonic

Gin Agricolo Blagheur

Homemade Lavender Syrup

Bianco Vermouth

Fresh Lemon Juice

Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters

Lemon Zest & Raspberry (Garnish)

HYDE At 53M (Bartender) – Josh Chew

Ver-Gin Imperial (Three X Co)

Three X Co – Ver-Gin Imperial

East Imperial Tonic Water

Gin Agricolo Blagheur

Chamomile-infused mancino bianco

Saline solution

Dill & yellow capsicum (garnish)

Three X Co (Bartender) – Chris Ang

G’vine Floraison

A truly unconventional gin, G’vine is made with grape spirit instead of normal grain spirit, and infused with Ugni Blanc grape, as well as ginger root, licorice, cardamom, cassia bark, coriander, cubeb berries, nutmeg, and lime, on top of the usual juniper.

These are the drinks that will be using G’vine Floraison:

Bunga (Botakliquor)

East Imperial Old World Tonic

G’Vine Floraison

Bunga Kantan

Pear

Pickled Fig Leaf

Botakliquor (Bartender) – Araf

Cure for Hangover (Mrs Jones’ Parlour)

Mrs Jones Parlour – Cure for Hangover

East Imperial Yuzu Tonic

G’Vine Floraison

Ginger Oolong Tea

Simple Syrup

Mrs Jones Parlour (Bartender) – Danny Hee

Hendrick’s Gin

There are few gins in the world that are as iconic as Hendrick’s Gin. Besides its striking black bottle (made to resemble an old apothecary jar), it’s also got a most unusual ingredient in it – cucumber, on top of rose petal essences and nine other botanicals.

These are the drinks that will be using Hendrick’s Gin:

Do You Remember? (Soma Cocktail Bar)

Soma Cocktail Bar – Do You Remember?

East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic

Hendrick’s Gin Infused With Rose Vanilla Tea

Lychee Liqueur

Dry Vermouth

Lychee Water

Citric Acid Solution

Lychee Fruit And Dried Rose Petals

Soma Cocktail Bar (Bartender) – Felicia Sheu

Oishī Kyūri (The Vault)

The Vault – Oishī Kyūri

East Imperial Yuzu Tonic

Hendrick’s Gin

Yuzu Juice

Shiso Leaf

The Vault (Bartender) – Deo Christopher Villareal

Napue – Kyrö Distillery Company

Finland’s first-ever gin was created by five men in a sauna who wanted to make rye whiskey in Finland, but ended up making one of the fastest-growing gin brands in the world instead. Napue is a 100% whole-grain rye-based gin with 16 botanicals, including locally foraged cranberries, sea buckthorn, meadowsweet, and birch.

These are the drinks that will be using Napue – Kyrö Distillery Company:

El Corazon (Tickets Bar)

Tickets Bar – El Corazon

East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic

Napue Gin – Kyrö Distillery Company

Spiced Pineapple and Agave Shrub

Salted Cranberry Dust

Mezcal Mist

Tickets Bar (Bartender) – Justin Deike

Rizado Spritz (Pinchos Tapas Bar)

Pinchos Tapas Bar – Rizado Spritz

East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic

Napue – Kyrö Distillery Company

Thyme Raspberry & Calamansi Shrub

Pinchos Tapas Bar (Bartender) – M.I. Rony

Monkey 47

Hailing from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 is bottled at 47% ABV and contains a whopping 47 botanicals, including lingonberries, bramble leaves, acacia flowers, and Angelica root from the Black Forest, six types of pepper, blackberries, honeysuckle, nutmeg, and – clearly – many, many more.

These are the drinks that will be using Monkey 47:

Okinawa Blue (Bar Shake)

Bar Shake – Okinawa Blue

East Imperial Old World Tonic

Monkey 47

Housemade Watermelon Juice

Blue Curacao

Yuzu Bitters Flavoured Salt

Bar Shake (Bartender) – Sam Kinugawa

Sweet Lush (Pahit)

Pahit (GnT) – Sweet Lush

East Imperial Yuzu Tonic

Monkey 47

Regan’s Orange Bitters

Dried Mandarin Peel & Sweet Basil Foam

Dried Mandarin Peel And Sweet Basil Leaf (Garnish)

Pahit (Bartender) – Zwei

Rock Rose

Produced by Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness, Scotland, this wonderfully floral gin gets its name from the Rhodiola Rosea, or rock rose, which the Vikings used to harvest because it was thought to give them the extra strength to continue on their long arduous journeys. Other botanicals in the gin include rowan berries, sea buckthorn, blaeberries, and verbena.

These are the drinks that will be using Rock Rose:

Charlotte (Bar Trigona)

Bar Trigona – Charlotte

East Imperial Old World Tonic

Rock Rose Gin

Trigona Honey

Lime Juice

Bar Trigona (Bartender) – Julian Brigget

“Rose, this is my last Thyme” (JungleBird)

JungleBird – Rose, This Is My Last Thyme

East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic

Red Wine Shrub

Apple Syrup

Rock Rose Gin

JungleBird (Bartender) – Imran

Scapegrace Gin

Distilled in New Zealand at the foot of the Southern Alps with 12 botanicals, including nutmeg, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, and licorice, this is a classic yet unique dry gin that is full of citrusy notes and even a hint of spice. The name Scapegrace means a mischievous person, or rascal.

These are the drinks that will be using Scapegrace Gin:

L.C.K G&T (Mezze)

Mezze KL – L.C.K 

East Imperial Tonic Water

Scapegrace Gin

Sous Vide Syrup Longan with Gula Melaka And Dill Leaf

Barley and Longan

White Fungus

Dill Leaf

Angostura Bitters

Mezze KL (Bartender) – Ace

Gates Of Tartaros (The Pawn Room)

The Pawn Room – Gates Of Tartaros

East Imperial Old World Tonic

Scapegrace Classic

‘River Styx’ Syrup (Bitter Charcoal Syrup with Lemon Thyme and Spices)

The Pawn Room (Bartender) – Giri Pancha

St George Terroir Gin

St George Distillery produces a variety of highly artisanal craft spirits, but its Terroir Gin is its most popular product, with botanicals comprising Douglas Fir, Coastal sage, and Californian bay laurel capturing the essence of a Californian pine forest inside a bottle.

These are the drinks that will be using St George Terroir Gin:

Californication (Knowhere)

Knowhere – Californication

East Imperial Tonic Water

St George’s Terroir Gin

Lychee Homemade Syrup

Elderflower Giffard

Citric Acid

Lychee (Garnish)

Knowhere (Bartender) – Moe Eltayeb

Asian’s Terroir (The Sticky Wicket)

The Sticky Wicket – Asian’s Terroir

East Imperial Tonic Water

St. George Terroir Gin

Asian’s Terroir cordial (Sugar, Lime, Water, Ginger, Lemongrass, Pandan Leaf)

Kaffir Lime Leaf (Garnish)

The Sticky Wicket (Bartender) – Giovanni Magliaro

The West Winds Gin Cutlass

What does Australia taste like? This is a gin that takes distinctly Australian botanicals to create a truly artisanal gins that bears the unique tastes of Australia. For instance, the Cutlass uses toasted Australian bush tomato, giving it a deliciously savoury sensation on the palate.

These are the drinks that will be using The West Winds Gin Cutlass:

Kat Chai Suen Gin (MariGin Bar)

Marigin Bar – Kat Chai Suen Gin

East Imperial Tonic Water

The West Winds Cutlass

Ambarella Foam

Orange Beer Reduction

Marigin Bar (Bartender) – Ahmad Hassani

Angin Timur (The Locker & Loft)

The Locker & Loft – Angin Timur

East Imperial Yuzu Tonic

Chrysanthemum and Rose-infused The West Winds Cutlass

St Germain Elderflower

Rose Syrup

Orange Bitters

The Locker _ Loft (Bartender) – Sobuj

Thirsty yet? Make your plans for a great Saturday night at Gin Lane, and we will see you there! Remember to drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

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