Join us for the first Honeycombers Bar Hop as we hit three of our fave bars along Amoy St. Our poison? Gin.
Hello there, gin lovers. We know you’re going to want in on this. If you’ve missed out on our latest Honeycombers Dinner Society feasts, take heart: we’re kicking off our first Bar Hop on 26 June, and we want you to join the gin-fuelled ride. we’re taking you to three go-to bars we’re fond of near Honeycombers HQ: The Spiffy Dapper, Le Binchotan and Claypots Full Circle.
Three signature cocktails that have been specially created using Four Pillars, Tanqueray No. Ten and Arbikie Kirsty’s Gin will be waiting for you, and you’ll enjoy a masterclass with some of the city’s best mixologists. Tickets are $27 ++ including a cocktail at each bar, plus nibbles. Kickass company is complimentary, of course. Book spots for the Honeycombers Bar Hop right here.
We don’t do average bar hops at Honeycombers
We’re taking you on a tour of three of the most unique bars along one of the city’s most exciting streets: Amoy. Along the way, we’ll explore the refreshing botanicals of Aussie Four Pillars gin, the fresh citrus factor of Tanqueray No. 10 and Scottish Arbikie Kirsty’s gin before diving into a masterclass about each gin’s uniqueness. And yes, cocktails on a Tuesday is how we roll.
Get acquainted with the bars – and the gins!
The bar: The Spiffy Dapper
Once a hole-in-the-wall in Boat Quay, this hidden bar (which you’ll find upstairs on 73 Amoy) has a sense of humour. Despite its protestations that it “specialises in mediocrity”, The Spiffy Dapper does damn good drinks, and we dig the speakeasy vibe. Besides, dim lighting can be your best friend.
The gin: Four Pillars
Australian boutique distillery Four Pillars is serious about its art: the brand uses a copper pot still from CARL Artisan Stills in Germany, and produces in small batches of just 460 bottles which are then individually numbered and labeled. Check out this video from that time Four Pillars bartender Sam Ng taught us how to make classic gin-based cocktails.
The Spiffy Dapper, 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892, p. 8722 4953
The bar: Claypots Full Circle
Foodies will already know this spot, and its amazing sharing plates that focus on fresh seafood and Mediterranean flavours. Don’t be surprised to find local ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger and chilli naturally working their way into this menu though. The Asian elements come through strong in the cocktails served here: the refreshing Thai Basil Gimlet is a fave.
The gin: Arbikie Kirsty’s Gin
It’s time to get acquainted with award-winning master distiller Kirstie Black of Arbikie Highland Estate in Scotland. Her namesake gin is an artisanal, single-estate spirit distilled with local botanicals: kelp, carline thistle and blaeberry. Intrigued? You’re just going to have to try this…
Claypots Full Circle, 103 Amoy St, Singapore 069923
The bar: Le Binchotan
Another Amoy spot for those in the know, Le Binchotan blends French culinary techniques and the traditional Japanese practice of grilling using a rare charcoal known as binchotan – which produces an out of this world smoky depth to its dishes. You’ll need to dive into an interesting pairing from Le Binchotan’s carefully curated list of wines, sakes and cocktails, of course.
The gin: Tanqueray No. Ten
You might fondly call it by its nickname, T10, did you know this gin brand was founded by the son of a clergyman, Charles Tanqueray? This hall of fame gin is a classic for good reason: it’s got to come down to the botanics. Think juniper, coriander, angelica, liquorice and chamomile – and fresh oranges, limes and grapefruit instead of dried citrus peel. Perfection.
Le Binchotan, 15 Amoy Street, #01-04 Entrance via, Gemmill Ln, 069935
Join the gin-fuelled ride!
When: 26th June 2018, 7:30 – 10pm
Where: Spiffy Dapper, Le Binchotan, Claypots Full Circle
Tickets: $27++ includes three free cocktails (one at each bar) and nibbles (at each bar). Book for your crew. Or flying solo? Introduce yo’self!