Stacked behind habitat by honestbee, is this unassuming little distillery brewing up Singapore-made gin. You would never guess from the
pair of lone brass lion that adorns its entrance.
We flitter up the stairs, and arrived at this old world bar on L2.
The bartender introduced us to the Three Musketeers of the house. These spirits are born and bottled in this very building.
The Butterfly Pea and Singapore Dry are both available for sale at $88 a bottle, and we are told that the Pink Pahit will be available soon once production is up to scratch. These are small batch production, therefore you won’t be finding them in volume at any duty free. A quick look at the menu reveals their spiritual possibilities:
We decide to summon for a trio of Brass Lion ($16), Butterfly ($16), and Pahit ($16), the latter which was had on the rocks. Our attention quickly turned to the bartender’s quick work. The bartender first doses the glass with some Butterfly Pea gin, which has a distinctive peaflower blue glow. Upon touching the Indian Tonic water, it quickly morphs into purple.
The end result is both alien and mesmerising. The Butterfly takes on grapefruit with subtle floral hints.
The next of our companions, the Brass Lion, is slightly more laid back in appearance and tone. It makes up for that understatement with a ginger flower and juniper berries, which add quite a spice. The favourite for this eatvestigator was the Pahit, which reminded one of an Old Fashioned contorted out of gin. This was certainly an interesting experience and we hope to be back to check out the rest of the menu. Until then…
We were also told about an alternate hands-on experience, a certain gin school, where one can concoct up your own gin flavours.
40 Alexandra Terrace, Singapore 119933
Tue-Fri – 5pm – 12am
Sat – 2pm – 12am
Sun – 2pm – 7pm