Malaysia’s first ever gin and rum festival is back for the second year and taking over Jaya One Shopping Mall for round two on Saturday, July 6.
Continuing from last year’s highly (pun intended) successful run, GinRum.Me (GRM) is bigger, better and bolder with more gin and rum, more food, and a cocktail battle royale.
Common Ground will host the ticketed spirits-tasting section, where you can find labels from around the world, including 23rd Street Gin, Abelforth’s Bathtub Gin, Agricolo Gin, Beefeater Pink, Bottega, Caorunn, Chase Gin, Copperhead, Drumshanbo, and Thailand’s aptly named Iron Balls.
London No. 1, Melbourne Gin Company, No. 3 London Dry Gin, Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin, Poor Toms Gin, Roby Marton, Sakurao Japanese Dry Gin, Scapegrace, The Botanist and Von Hellers are some of the other offerings.
Rum connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice with Abelforth’s Rumbullion!, Angostura, Chalong Bay, Clement Rhum, Isaan, Matusalem, Mekhong, Mount Gay, Phraya mixed with Fentimans tonic and Monin.
All these brands will be available for purchase at special prices on the event day, with the introduction of a new spirit, JiangXiaoBai.
A new feature this year is the VIP category, where VIP ticket holders get to enjoy the Lounge, which features exclusive gins and rums, a self-service gin bar, pampering sessions, space to people watch and exclusive goodie bags, all on top of what’s offered to Standard Ticket holders.
Standard Tickets are available for purchase online at RM100 each, group purchase offers one free ticket for every 9 tickets bought and VIP tickets are priced at RM250 each.
Ticket holders will get a GRM tasting glass to take home, a GRM passport, welcome cocktail, free tasting of all exhibited spirits, and free access to all masterclasses.
The Square at Jaya One will be the scene for GinRum.Me’s collection of pop up bars hosted at restaurants like Momochan, Tommy Thongchai, Three Stooges, and S’Mores, completely open to the public.
Guests get to judge the cocktail competition between the pop-ups of the best bars in town by voting for their favourite, with the top two battling it out for the top spot.
Games and live music will keep guests entertained between drinks during the festival, and food is available from the various restaurants. The eating competitions are bound to keep Malaysians entertained.
Do note however that this is a non-halal event and some outlets will be serving pork. GinRum.Me starts at 2pm with the last call at 10pm. The best news is that this is a pet-friendly venue that welcomes four-legged guests.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the GinRum.Me website or email [email protected] for group purchase.
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Hurry, this giveaway ends at midnight, July 3, 2019.
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- Go to the FMT official Facebook page and click “like”.
- Tag three of your booze-loving friends.
- Direct Message FMT the answer to the three questions below. Please include your full name and contact number.
Q1. What time is the last call for GinRum.Me?
Q2. What is the name of the Gin from Thailand?
Q3. Complete this sentence in less than 10 words: “I want to attend GinRum.Me 2019 because…
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