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Kuala Lumpur Cocktail Week Makes Its Debut This April

 

Put together by members of food and beverage committee within Kuala Lumpur, the first Kuala Lumpur Cocktail Week is set to take place from 24 April to 30 April! The event is held to promote the burgeoning cocktail scene within the capital city, offering a platform for both local and international bartenders to showcase their mixology prowess.

 

The week long event features bar takeovers, seminars and cocktail pairings across a total of 18 Kuala Lumpur, with 14 international bars participating in bar takeovers; as well as an open cocktail competition and a festival village.

Bar Takeovers & Cocktail Pairings

Across all days except 27th April, there will bar takeovers and cocktail pairings across five segments of Kuala Lumpur: Bangsar, Petaling Jaya/ Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Damansara Heights, Chinatown, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

 

 

Here's the breakdown of the sequence of events (timetable here)*:

24th April (Wed): Bangsar Zone

Time  Location Event
6.00 pm JWALA Cocktail Pairing Dinner w/ Michter's
8.00 pm THREE X CO Alice Cheongdam 🇰🇷 Bar Takeover w/ Hendrick's Gin
8.00 pm rākh ROOM by Le Kief 🇹🇼 Bar Takeover w/ Roku Gin
9.00 pm Here&Now Teens Of Thailand 🇹🇭 and Backdoor Bodega 🇲🇾 Bar Takeover w/ Dewar's

 

25th April (Thu): PJ/TTDI Zone

Time  Location Event
2.30 pm Junglebird Seminar by Niks Anuman from Teens Of Thailand 🇹🇭 w/ Hendrick's Gin
6.00 pm Terra Dining Cocktail Pairing Dinner w/ Hendrick's Gin
8.00 pm Soma Alice Cheongdam 🇰🇷 Bar Takeover w/ Hendrick's Gin
8.00 pm Ikiya 2.0 God_bkk 🇹🇭 Bar Takeover w/ Dewar's
9.00 pm Remedy Last Word 🇸🇬 Bar Takeover w/ Tanqueray
9.00 pm TERUMI ROOM by Le Kief 🇹🇼 Bar Takeover w/ Roku Gin

 

26th April (Fri): Damansara Heights Zone

Time  Location Event
6.00 pm JUS Resto Bar Cocktail Pairing Dinner w/ Dewar's
8.00 pm Junglebird Bar Leone 🇭🇰 Bar Takeover w/ Cocchi
8.00 pm Skullduggery Nutmeg & Clove 🇸🇬 Bar Takeover w/ Tanqueray
9.00 pm Reka:Bar Tokyo Confidential 🇯🇵 Bar Takeover w/ Nikka

 

27th April (Sat): Festival Village @ A Place Were (APW) Bangsar

Time Event
3.00 pm KLCW Festive Village Party
3.00 pm Cocchi Aperitivo Masterclass
4.00 pm Dewar's Masterclass by Dexter Ng (Barcadi Trade Ambasaddor) (Conducted in Chinese)
5.00 pm Cocktail Competition Finals
5.00 pm Michter's Masterclass by Ethan Chai (Sales Director APAC)
6.00 pm Roku Gin Masterclass by Jordan Lim (Beam Suntory Malaysia Brand Ambassador)
7.00 pm Monkey Shoulder Masterclass by Boon Leong (Ultimate Bartender Champion 2019)
8.00 pm Tanqueray Masterclass by Amanda Wan Winchester from Three X Co (World Class Malaysia Champion 2010)
9.00 pm Dewar's Masterclass by Dexter Ng (Barcadi Trade Ambasaddor)

 

28th April (Sun): Chinatown Zone

Time  Location Event
7.45 am Four Points by Sheraton Wellness Run by Bacardi
2.30 pm Bar Trigona Seminar by Indrana Katano from Jigger & Pony Group
6.00 pm Yellow Fin Horse Cocktail Pairing Dinner w/ Tanqueray
7.00 pm JWC Cabinet Bar Long Fong Bar Takeover 🇨🇳 w/ Michter's
8.00 pm Jann Sidecar 🇮🇳 Bar Takeover w/ Monkey Shoulder
9.00 pm Concubine The Cocktail Club 🇮🇩 Bar Takeover w/ Bombay Sapphire
9.00 pm Penrose Cosmo Pony 🇮🇩 Bar Takeover w/ Rémy Martin

 

29th April (Mon): Kuala Lumpur Zone

Time  Location Event
2.30 pm Astor Bar Seminar by Yangdup Lama from Sidecar India
6.00 pm BARKAR Cocktail Pairing Dinner w/ Rémy Martin
8.00 pm Bar Trigona Atlas Bar 🇸🇬 Bar Takeover w/ Michter's
8.00 pm Frank's Bar Bar Leone 🇭🇰 Bar Takeover w/ Cocchi
9.00 pm Joloko The Cocktail Club 🇮🇩 Bar Takeover w/ Bombay Sapphire

 

30th April (Tue): Kuala Lumpur Zone

Time  Location Event
6.00 pm Waig Cocktail Pairing Dinner w/ Roku Gin
8.00 pm Vér Sidecar 🇮🇳 Bar Takeover w/ Monkey Shoulder
9.00 pm Bar Trigona Employee's Only 🇸🇬 Bar Takeover w/ Rémy Martin

 

*all reservation bookings to be done via the hosting bars and restaurants at their various reservation channels

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You could also plan your KLCW experience with our map!

KLCW Open Cocktail Competition

Bartenders across Malaysia, be it seasoned at the bar or drink fixers at home, are invited to join the Open Cocktail Competition. The champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up will receive a prize money of RM3000, RM2000 and RM800 respecetively, with a bonus RM200 for the Social Media Prize alongside a KLCW hamper.

As on this date, the final 10 cocktails have been shortlisted, with the final 6 cocktails being shortlisted on 20th April - where the bartenders will be invited to shake up their cocktails for the final judging on the 27th of April.

The Committee

The committee behind the Kuala Lumpur Cocktail Week are folks from bars and restaurants within the Kuala Lumpur food and beverage scene - chaired by Angeline Tan of Three X Co., with Divyesh Chuhan of JungleBird, Jin Boone Ooi of Wholly Spirits, Joshua Ivanovic of JungleBird, Jon Lee of Penrose, Lolita Goh of JungleBird, Maehew Goh of Penrose, Nick Choo of Reka, Nicholas Ng of Food For Thought and Tipple.my, and Rohan Matmary of Bar Trigona.

For more details, follow @klcwofficial on Instagram and check out the KLCW website.

Kanpai!

88 Bamboo Editorial Team