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Friday, July 22 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Life & Times of the Singapore Sling

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Imagine selling 23,000 glasses of a single drink every month in one bar. Imagine doing that for years, decades. Jared Brown spent the last year researching the history and evolution of the Singapore Sling on behalf of Sipsmith Independent Spirits and Raffles Hotels. Brown ferreted out every reference to the drink in the Straights Times, Singapore’s main newspaper, from the 1860s up to modern day. Then he turned to every other available historic source he could find. He conducted extensive interviews. He met and drank with a number of the people involved in running this historic Southeast Asian hotel. He even created a bespoke gin tailored to fit this iconic drink, which is now available in Raffles Hotels worldwide. Come hear his fascinating discoveries and taste a selection of the steps in the evolution of the Sling (plus at least one other long-lost Singapore classic) as the Singapore Sling enters its second century and receives a much-needed overhaul.

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Jared Brown

Master Distiller, Sipsmith Limited
Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown made his first spirits at age ten after reading that early American colonists froze cider and lifted out the ice to concentrate the alcohol. As an adult (after a degree in hospitality from NYU, five years in operations at the Essex House Hotel and a few good bartending jobs) he went on to co-author a few dozen books on drinks and drinking with his wife Anistatia Miller, including the world’s... Read More →

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Raffles Hotels & Resorts

For over 128 years Raffles has gone out of its way to give you the warmest welcome, the richest experiences and the fondest memories. And today the legend continues all around the world, from the classic colonial splendour of Raffles Singapore to Dubai, Cambodia, Seychelles, Paris, Beijing, Hainan, Makati, Istanbul, Jakarta and Makkah. Each hotel is an oasis for the well-travelled. Each is a destination in its own right. Each is uniquely... Read More →

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