“World Gin Tour” features monthly selections showcasing gins from a wide range of countries
February 6th, 2023
The iconic Elephant Bar at the 90-year-old Raffles Hotel Le Royal has launched a new “World Gin Tour” showcasing highlights from one of Southeast Asia’s most diverse and thoughtfully curated gin collections.
With its rich wood accents, colorful ceiling frescoes, and historic photographs on the walls, Elephant Bar is a long-time institution in Phnom Penh. Wicker chairs and leather sofas bask behind high French windows and arched colonnades in true colonial style. Among the bar’s celebrated guests over the past 90+ years have been Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham, and Jacqueline Kennedy, who sipped the first Femme Fatale—now a signature cocktail at Elephant Bar.
The yearlong “World Gin Tour” spotlights select labels from Elephant Bar’s collection of more than 150 distinctive gins from around the world. Elephant Bar’s drink list features both classic and signature cocktails – all expertly prepared by experienced bartenders.
Each month will introduce a new special cocktail menu featuring refreshing drinks made with a different country’s gin, in addition to a “gin masterclass” that includes cocktail flights for two hours highlighting the featured gin (priced at $28). Upcoming stops on the tour include Australian gin (February), Spanish gin (March), Cambodian gin (April), and Irish gin (May). The “World Gin Tour” kicked off in January with French gin. Each stop on the tour begins with an exclusive, one-night “bar takeover” featuring guest mixologists.
Guests are invited to fill up their “gin passes” and win exciting prizes. The pass consists of 12 stamps. Those who get six stamps will receive a complimentary Elephant Bar gin masterclass; nine stamps wins a complimentary bottle of Elephant Bar Dry Gin; and 12 stamps earns a cocktail tailormade by the guest to be featured on Elephant Bar’s menu for one month.
For bookings and information, call Raffles Hotel Le Royal at 023 981 888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(images credit Raffles Hotel Le Royal)