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Tanglin Gin Launches in Singapore with First Batch of Orchid Gin

September 27, 2018 Beverage No Comments Email Email

Now available in Singapore, Tanglin is the first gin to be distilled in the Lion City. Founded by gin lovers with a passion for Singapore, the old world modern gin combines botanicals found in the oldest recipes, with new flavours to truly represent the city. 

Like all good ideas, the concept for Tanglin Gin was hatched over cocktails as co-founders Andy Hodgson, Charlie van Eeden, Chris Box and Tim Whitefield teamed up to bring to life their dream of creating a gin. Rooted in Singapore’s history of spice growing in the Tanglin neighbourhood, Tanglin Gin evokes the botanicals which would have passed through Singapore on the spice route to London to make gin many years ago.

There was never a question of making another spirit – gin was always the goal for Tanglin’s co-founders. Beyond their passion for the spirit, the team recognized the gin renaissance taking place – and particularly the current gin boom in Singapore. “We wanted to create something that was complex, yet balanced and harmonious,” says Founder and Brand Director Charlie van Eeden. “We’re excited to celebrate Singapore with this unique gin, and proud to release the first gin distilled here.”

Combining traditional juniper with more modern spices and botanicals, Tanglin launched with its first batch of Tanglin Orchid Gin in June. Building on traditional herbaceous gin botanicals, Tanglin Orchid Gin is also distilled with green unripe mango, two forms of Orchid, whole vanilla beans and organic oranges. 

“I have very fond memories of my first few weeks in Singapore, and drew inspiration from those memories when I set out to create our first gin,” says Tim Whitefield, Founder and Head Distiller. “Very quickly in the experimentation and research I settled on orchid, a unique new botanical to use in gin.”

The first gin distillery in Singapore and first new distillery in over forty years, Tanglin is located in a “Food Factory” building in Mandai. While the brand dreams of eventually opening their distillery as a destination, right now the goal is to make the best gin possible.

As Tanglin Gin continues to grow, the team is experimenting with new flavour profiles and botanicals for future batches, with Mandarin Chili slated to launch later this year. 

Tanglin Gin is available in bars and restaurants across Singapore including 28 Hong Kong Street, Atlas, and 1880 to name a few. You can also purchase Tanglin Gin at retail store The Standish as well as DFS at Changi Airport

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