Last weekend, I was invited to join the gin-tastic affair in WIP Bangsar. In conjunction of World Gin Day, a small corner of WIP was transformed into a nocturnal garden for an enchanting evening courtesy of The Botanist Gin.
A recent addition to WIP’s line up of spirits, The Botanist experience was curated by Chee Kin Yong, Key Account Manager at Rémy Cointreau who explained that the number 22 on the 1.5 litre bottle referred to the local botanicals hand foraged on the Isle of Islay which augments the nine classic gin botanicals to give the only Islay Dry Gin it’s exclusive character.
Throughout the night, guests were given the opportunity to try their hand at concocting their own cocktails or having one made for them at the personalized artisan cocktail bar. The drinks menu for the night included imaginative cocktails like the Sweet Spot and Better Bitter.
As a special treat for members of the media, a selection of botanicals and aromatics were made available to infuse commemorative bottles of Botanist Gin. These were done by my plus one and I which we selected those available herbs on table to infuse with The Botanist Gin.
The Botanist Gin will continue to feature prominently in WIP promotions, packages and cocktails. So, anyone who missed out on World Gin Day can get their own exclusive experience of The Botanist at WIP.
From its beginnings as a Work In Progress to a landmark lifestyle destination, WIP is now Whipped Into Place, and has firmly established itself as a polished diamond glittering in the dining landscape of Kuala Lumpur. Located at the prominent BSC, WIP is THE place to hang out in the upmarket neighbourhood of Bangsar.
The outlet offers an elegantly casual ambience with the design feel of an urban-tropic garden. Inspired by the relaxed elegance of Nice, France and Santorini, Greece, the interior design beckons natural lighting and is accented with several unique custom crafted features such as the clam shaped island bar, graphic abstract trees, wooden cutlery divider, etched bird mirrors and alfresco garden.
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