World Class Bartenders invited to mark Jigger & Pony’s First Anniversary
ONE NIGHT ONLY- Wednesday May 8th
On 8 May 2013, for one night only, Jigger & Pony has invited the region’s best bartenders to come together to showcase current trends and techniques in celebration of its first birthday. The five Diageo Reserve World Class champions from Singapore, Taiwan, China, Thailand and Malaysia, will each helm the bar for one hour in a back-to-back showcase of the best of the region’s bartending talent in Singapore’s most talked about classic cocktail bar.
“As a regular stomping ground for both the local and visiting bartender community, we are naturally very excited about the upcoming collaboration and guarantee a night of signature technical perfection with understated showmanship. Playing host to some of the region’s best bartenders seems fitting as we celebrate our first birthday and we are humbled by the support of our peers,” says Guo Yi, General Manager and Founder of Jigger & Pony.
“World Class is designed as a platform to elevate and celebrate the craft of bartenders around the world. Inviting past winners of the Diageo Reserve World Class bartender competition behind the bar to mark this event really reflects the impact we believe the initiative has had on the bartender community in Singapore and across Asia Pacific, since it launched five years ago,” commented Niamh Henry, Brand Manager, Diageo Reserve Brands, Moët Hennessy Diageo Singapore.
The cast of Diageo Reserve World Class Winners (Asia Pacific)
Aki Eguchi – Winner of Diageo Reserve World Class Singapore, 2011 and 2012
Aki Eguchi is the two-time, award winning bartender of the Diageo Reserve World Class Singapore 2011 and 2012, and was ranked one of the world’s top 16 best bartenders at the 2012 World Class Global Finals in Rio. This year, Aki has been invited to be a guest judge for the 2013 Diageo Reserve World Class programmes running in Jakarta, Manila and Bali. Aki is currently the Bar Manager at Jigger & Pony.
Kae Yin – Winner of Diageo Reserve World Class Taiwan, 2012
Kae Yin was awarded the championship for the Diageo Reserve World Class Taiwan 2012. This year, the head bartender at Marsalis Home Taipei pulled a hat-trick and is the Diageo Reserve Global World Class Final 2nd runner up, the winner of Diageo Reserve World Class Final Asia Pacific, and winner of the Signature Serve Challenge at the 2012 Global Finals in Rio.
Tree Mao – Winner of Diageo Reserve World Class China, 2012
Tree currently helms as Bar Manager at the Bar Constellation Shanghai. In 2012, he was the winner of the Diageo Reserve World Class in China and also made it through to the Top 16 Finalists at the 2012 World Class Global Finals in Rio.
Supawit Muttarattana – Winner of Diageo Reserve World Class Thailand, 2012
Supawit is currently headlining at The St. Regis Bangkok’s resident bar, the Drawing Room. Supawit beat 50 other competitors in 2012 to win the Diageo Reserve World Class competition in Thailand, and also made headlines when he made it through to the Top 16 Finalists at the 2012 World Class Global Finals in Rio.
Shawn Yi Chong – Winner of Diageo Reserve World Class Malaysia, 2009 and 2011
Shawn won the championship title for the Diageo Reserve World Class Malaysia in 2009 and again in 2011. He recently launched a speakeasy cocktail bar named Omakase + Appreciate in Kuala Lumpar.
Jigger & Pony’s 1st Anniversary Party
Date: 8 May 2013, Wednesday
Time: 6pm till late
For reservations, call 6223 9101 or email: email@example.com
Jigger & Pony – Cocktail Bar, Singapore
Address: 101 Amoy Street, Singapore 069921
MRT station: NE4 Chinatown, or NS26 Raffles Place
Reservations: +65. 6223 9101 / +65. 96211074
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/JiggerandPony
Monday to Thursday 6:00 pm ~ 1:00 am
Fridays & Saturdays 6:00 pm~ 3:00 am Sundays – closed
See also December 2012 review article