Kayama-San and his Magnum Opus: A Glimpse

If you’ve had your ears to the ground, you’ve already heard the names “Kayama San” and “Bar BenFiddich” do the rounds. We caught up with Kayama-San on a recent trip to Tokyo and without mincing our words, let’s just say he’s all that and more.

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A Look at Barcelona’s Cocktail Dens

Two months ago, I returned to Barcelona after a gap of two years, to “scope the scene” for new bars and cocktail play. It seems there has been a metamorphosis.

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The Pontiac Is Slaying, One Drink At A Time

The Pontiac is unapologetically defying norms and redefining Hong Kong’s drinking culture. And we’re loving it.

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Introducing The Wizard of 1880

After Rusty Cerven, 1880 Singapore has a new liquid alchemist heading up the beverage program and she’s a force to reckon with.

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Watering Holes with Charmaine

Not too long ago, a friend and I were stumbling across Singapore city hitting up all the best bars and downing libations like they were going out of style. At the very end of this long excursion, we predictably found ourselves perched at the bar at 28HKS. Long time heavyweight 28HKS needs no introduction if…

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Watering Holes with Pankaj Balachandran

There are legendary bars that everybody talks about. The ones who get featured in every list and win awards. The ones we all know and love for the top-notch drinks they consistently bring to the table. But what about the unsung heroes? The hole in the wall places? The bars which know our deepest darkest…

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The Bartender’s Dilemma

Only too often, the bartending community is riddled with the dilemma of refusing a drink at work. Peer pressure, unfair expectations, and internal stress are all factors that contribute to the inability to refuse a drink when behind the stick.

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The Other Room

The only place you need to be if you’re looking for the third dimension to drinking.

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1880 SINGAPORE – Cocktails, Coalition, and More

Stuffy cigar rooms. Formidable mahogany doors. Chesterfield sofas. Suited men drinking whisky and laughing loudly. Barely any women in sight. Typical descriptions of every members’ club, right? Wrong.

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Cenosillicaphobia: Fear of an Empty Glass

“Wisdom is knowing when you have enough”, said Marty Rubin. We ask, what is ‘enough’?  But for the young Shane Batchler, this question could be excruciatingly difficult to answer.

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