40 Alexandra Terrace
Singapore 119933

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Wednesday:
04:00pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
04:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
04:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday:
01:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
01:00pm - 07:00pm

Monday:
Closed

Tuesday:
04:00pm - 10:30pm

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One of the most unique gin flavours that I fancied was their Earl Grey G&T (S$16.00). Infused with Earl Grey, the Singapore Dry Gin made by Brass Lion Distillery was paired with Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and garnished with dehydrated lemon slice and lemon balm.

I felt like I was drinking a tea cocktail, but the flavours remained refreshing with distinct notes of citrus, floral and bergamot. My only gripe about this was that it was good yet the gin was not available for retail.

If not for a complimentary pass for this Guided Gin Tasting Experience, I would have not have known that we have a gin distillery in Singapore that also provided these educational experiences to gin and alcohol enthusiasts.

The activity started off with a short introduction of the company and their aspirations in producing gin with a touch of local flavours. This was followed by a good sip of each of the gin that were lined up nicely in front of me, neat, with paired tonic water and then with recommended garnishes (all prepared nicely on the wooden tray). And when everything was tried, we would get to choose to get a whole glass of gin and tonic to end off the session…… for now.

But of course, because everyone’s palates would be quite different, it would be fully understandable that their preferences would differ too. Rather than saying what I would really recommend, I would strongly advise to sit through this guided session just to try the best of our local produce.

Prior booking would be required for this experience, and I would suggest to those interested to ask someone who would be as interested to tag along for the best appreciation.

@brassliondistillery Barrel Aged gin was so good, I had to have a proper drink of it all by its lonesome. Brass Lion strongly recommends that the barrel aged be enjoyed naked on the rocks, and I certainly can’t disagree.⠀

The ice causes the gin to thicken up, resulting in a delectably fuller body with hints of juniper & assorted florals, and the oaky, smoky aroma from the bourbon casks. The big boozy punch of 43% ABV certainly isn’t lessened, and the Barrel Aged is definitely a strong brew. It truly is a gorgeous gin, and it might just be the only gin I’ll be able to tolerate alone neat or on the rocks. Well played Brass Lion, well played.

Thanks to a traumatic first experience with gin (looking right AT YOU BOMBAY SAPPHIRE) I had steadfastly refused to touch that cursed liquid. Well, that is, until @burpple hooked me up with a tremendous gin tasting flight at @brassliondistillery along with a couple of other Tastemakers.⠀

Brass Lion is one of the few true blue, made in Singapore distilleries. Having their own pots for gin distillation allows them to brew up extra strong stuff like the Navy Strength, which clocks in at a thoroughly impressive FIFTY SEVEN percent. However, the Navy Strength gave me mild PTSD flashbacks to my first & absolutely awful experience with gin, as the juniper taste & aroma is pretty damn strong. The standard Brass Lion gin fared better thanks to its more nuanced flavours & aromas, and it’s actually somewhat drinkable when mixed with tonic.⠀

They don’t just do super strong moonshi-sorry, I meant gin, they’ve got some experimental flavoured gins too. At the risk of sounding like a basic bitch, I really enjoyed the butterfly pea gin which possessed an enchanting violet hue & was infused with the fabulous floral scent of lavender. Not gonna lie, it was a sleeper hit for me. The Pahit Pink is a curiously complex gin fortified with cinnamon, spices and most interesting of all, bitters. It’s reminiscent of an Old Fashioned, albeit thinner in body & less rich. Great for cocktails to be paired with Indian cuisine I reckon.⠀

Now, it ain’t gonna be a surprise that I took a shine to the barrel aged gin. Maturation in American bourbon casks imparted a rich, oaky aroma & flavour to the gin and elevated it above all other gins out there. Easy shoo in for my runaway favourite for sure. ⠀

Also, thanks to Brass Lion encouraging us to pair each gin up with a different mixer, I gained an aloof appreciation for the classic gin & tonic. Y’know what, gin? Perhaps I judged you too harshly.

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Had oysters and 2 cocktails.

Cocktails were ok. Suggest any future diners to not go for the oysters. Oysters tasted stale, not fresh. Suspect they were frozen, defrosted and iced before served because it took more than 20min to come to our table even though it's a dish that didn't need much preparation and the place was empty. Not sure if I'm gonna have diarrhoea tonight.. 😨

De-stress on a Friday night over cocktails with your booze buddies. You won't find your run-of-the-mill cocktails here at Brass Lion Distillery, with renditions such as Cheng Tng ($20), Brass Snapper ($22) and Singapore Mule ($20). Want to try them all? They also offer Tasting Flights ($20) of their signature Brass Lion original and Brass Lion Experimentals too!
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