Meticulously researched cocktails focus on local flavour profiles and house-infused spirits
November 28th, 2018
Opened in October 2018, progressive cocktail bar IB HQ was founded by international bar industry veteran Kamil Foltan – well-known locally from previous assignments heading up the bar programs at the multi-awarded The Tippling Club and Indonesia’s celebrated Potato Head regional group. Located on the upper level of a shophouse in Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam district, IB HQ was created as the founder’s celebration of the local flavours, crafts and cultures of global communities – under the concept of The Indigenous Bartender – and expressed through an evolving bar program of experimental forward-thinking drinks.
At IB HQ the compact bar programs will be centred around menus that focus on regional flavours and ingredients – changing every two to 3 months. Additionally, a bi-monthly menu called Flight 774a showcases one flavour profile at a time – currently bananas – with several different ways of execution. Highlights from the launch menu include spirit-forward and flavour-full cocktails exemplified by the Wai Lin – a combination of house-infused Matcha Gin and Yuzu Vodka and Lillet Blanc; and Bunga Raya – made with Blended Malt Whisky, Hibiscus Falernum and Perrier. Off-menu classic cocktails can also be requested, while a curated selection of champagne, wine, sake, beer, and non-alcoholic cocktails are available.