March 2, 2024

A taste of Singapore

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have partnered with Brass Lion Distillery to curate a gin that is inspired by the city-state’s vibrant food scene.

In producing a special collector’s item gin with Brass Lion Distillery, SIA and STB hope to encapsulate a taste of Singapore through the ingredients used.

Two cabin crew members, flight steward Shawn Lim and flight stewardess Elizabeth Quek, were invited by Brass Lion Distillery’s founder, Jamie Koh, to collaborate on the development of the gin, because she knew that they were both well-travelled and familiar with local and international flavours.

Jamie conducted a masterclass for Elizabeth and Shawn, who learnt more about the different flavour profiles and characteristics of gin.

After several discussions, the trio selected a blend of pineapple, hawthorn and calamansi as the key ingredients for the gin. The result is described as “with a refreshing taste, suitable for a tropical climate and reminiscent of Singapore”.

When it came to naming and designing the label for the Batik Gin, the team drew inspiration from another icon of Singapore: the SIA cabin crew’s sarong kebaya.

Batik Gin is available via KrisShop.