Juniper jubilation: KL's biggest gin and tonic event is back

The East Imperial Gin Jubilee is back to celebrate that most classic of highball gin drinks, the gin and tonic. – Photo: Handout

The East Imperial Gin Jubilee is back to celebrate that most classic of highball gin drinks, the gin and tonic.

Presented by premium beverage producers East Imperial and organised by craft spirits distributors Wholly Spirits, this year’s event takes place from now until May 27, and will be the first Gin Jubilee in three years.

The last time the Gin Jubilee came to town was in 2019, and it turned out to be the biggest gin event that year, with over 4,000 gin lovers converging upon Sentul Depot for the closing Gin Lane event. This year's Gin Lane will also be held at the same venue, on May 27, 5pm onwards.

20 bars from all over KL and PJ have also come up with creative takes on the Gin And Tonic, including Asia’s Top 50 Bars such as like Bar Trigona and Three X Co, exciting new bars like Reka:Bar, 720s, Bar Terumi, Rakh, Jus, AlcoHall, Remedy, BAC, and Triptyk; as well as popular venues like Woobar, Gekko, Frank’s Bar, The Vault, Concubine, Botakliquor, Ikiya 2.0, Brooklyn Bar and Skullduggery.

From now until to 27 May, the public can vote for their favourite bar’s GnT by posting a picture of the cocktail on Instagram. For the vote to count, each post MUST include the hashtags #EastImperial, #GinJubilee2023 and also the Location of the Partner Bar. All 20 drinks will also be available at the Gin Lane event.

For more information, follow the Wholly Spirits Facebook page at

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