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44 Pops Up again

Pop-up bar 44 has reappeared, after going under for a coupla months. It first appeared at APW in Bangsar, a warehouse joint. However, its got a different set-up and look now. While the first one had a really interesting industrial theme, this one has more of a modern and minimalist look. 44 now hides...

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31st July 2015 10:47am

 

Diageo Reserve World Class Finals

There was a cool competition among Malaysias best bartenders at The Bee recently, the Haig Club Pop-Up Bar Challenge, where top barmen faced-off to select the four who went to the South East Asian Finals in Bangkok last week. And Shawn Chong from Omakase+Appreciate won a couple of titles: Best...

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7th July 2015 12:44am

 

Now Absolut has a gay time

Absolut has released a limited-edition called Absolut Colors, which reflects the vodka brands close relationship with the LGBT community since the 80s. It pays tribute to the start of the gay rights movement, and honours the men and women who stepped out of the bars and fought back on the...

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30th June 2015 12:27am

 

Tiger throws a gig

And it was a good one. More like a festival than anything else. Began real early too, kicking off at 5pm, and going on till about 1am. I liked the spot APW in Bangsar, which ive visited for cocktails at the pop-up bar 44, as well as for a few Chivas events. Translate however []

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23rd June 2015 12:01am

 

The Glenfiddich ‘distillery’ in Carcosa

William Grant Sons took over the awesome hill of Carcosa for a few days for Glenfiddich to set-up a little mock-up of distillery. The party went on for several nights, catering to about 3,000 whisky fans. I love Carcosa. Its such a cool spot, with the beautiful main building which has a great...

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19th June 2015 12:11am

 

Fifty Six Degrees whisky

KL was graced with a new Scotch whisky brand recently when Fifty Six Degrees launched at the supercool spot, M8. 56 Degrees is a blended whisky, consisting of single malts and a single-grain whisky, aged in American bourbon oak casks and finished in sherry casks. 56 degrees is the latitude of the Scottish...

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21st May 2015 12:29am

 

Here we go…

12 days in Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague and hopefully Bratislava. Its gonna be a beer-fueled vacation! See yall in May.

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20th April 2015 2:17pm

 

My new dog

After ma man Homey died last year, I was not keen on taking care of another dog. Need some time off and shit. 13 years was the longest duration that i had a dog by my side. Anyway, i recently met this fella, who looks a lot like Homey. It belongs to someone who lives []

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7th March 2015 12:01am

 

Malaysian fruit wines

Its strange that a fruit-rich, tropical country like ours doesnt seem to have any fruit wines. Until now that is! Reiss Jaden Wines is a new brand that currently has four wines and a liquor in its portfolio. I managed to score a sneak peek at the range, with full samples of course. The wines []

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1st March 2015 10:31pm

 

The Star Factor Showdown

Heineken and GAB Professional Solution (GABPS) held this competition recently that picked the cream of Malaysian bartenders to select one that will compete in the Heineken Global Bartender Finals 2015 in Holland. In 2013 our guy got all the way to the finals but lost to a local. Damn. The Heineken Star Pour...

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4th February 2015 11:55pm

 

Malaysian fruit wines

Its strange that a fruit-rich tropical country like ours doesnt seem to have any fruit wines. Until now that is! Reiss Jaden Wines is a new brand that currently has four wines and a liquor in its portfolio. I managed to score a sneak peek at the range, with full samples of course. The wines []

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1st February 2015 10:31pm

 

Absolut Andy Warhol

Absolut threw another cool party at another cool spot recently. This was to introduce the limited edition Absolut Andy Warhol, celebrating creativity and pop art. The design replicates the original Absolut Warhol artwork, which Andy created for in 1986 in Absoluts very first artist collaboration...

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27th January 2015 11:49pm

 

300 years of Martell

One of the worlds finest cognacs, Martell, celebrated 300 years of existence recently. Its the oldest of the great cognac houses, when Jean Martell laid it down way back in 1715 at the height of the eras art de vivre, the French art of living. For those that dont know, cognac is fine...

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22nd January 2015 12:02pm

 

44 Pop-Up Bar

Hidden among the large newspaper HQs in Jalan Riong, Bangsar, is 44. It lies in a former printing press beside NSTP, the place where i got my first job in journalism. 44 is a specialty bar focusing on American craft spirits, ranging from rum to gin. I had a taste of these drinks a few []

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12th January 2015 11:13pm

 

Thirsty Blogger (and toddy) on Nat Geo

Yea boy. American-produced TV drinking show CHUG was in Malaysia some time back to check out our local brew and drinking culture. The Thirsty Blogger was contacted to show em a thing or two about drinking, so i took them for toddy! Posted about it here. Anyway, the show premiered in the US on Nat...

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7th January 2015 1:13am

 

Strongbow’s new variants

The worlds number one cider Strongbow has just released three interesting varieties, which are in addition to the regular Strongbow cider. The party to launch the trio was awesome, and took place at a really cool spot in an industrial park in PJ. The snacks were great too. GAB and Strongbow launched...

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1st December 2014 12:03am

 

New booze gear from huggaz

huggaz drinking accessories has new designs for its Road Series beer can koozies. The choices for drinkers has increased quite a bit, and some of my buddies are collecting all the designs. The new designs use colour more significantly. huggaz...

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11th November 2014 12:37am

 

The cool Heineken tent @ KLGCC

Brain damage: 7.5/10

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1st November 2014 11:02pm

 

Swag Bar Grill

In a cool bungalow near a pool is Swag (03-7932 2307), which opened a few months ago. Its a food and beverage outlet, with the restaurant on the ground floor and the bar / party spot and balcony upstairs. The bar area is a tight, loft-like spot with black walls and various types of cool []

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27th October 2014 11:49pm

 

Conservative morons

I think everybody knows what happened last week. The Oktoberfest event that was due to take place at 1Utamas outdoor car park was forced by MBPJ to move indoors because a few guys who arent allowed to drink made noise about our right to drink. Fuckdatshit. Anyway, Ive started a petition...

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13th October 2014 11:59am