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This September, Maker’s Mark paints the town red at 16 of Singapore’s top bars

Stay Gold Flamingo Mary and Leona

One of the world’s top bourbon brands, Maker’s Mark, is setting the stage for a spirited month with the launch of Marked by Maker’s, a month-long campaign where leading bars across town will be throwing parties and coming up with renditions of whisky classics.

From now till end-Sep, both familiar names and rising mixologists – from Offtrack, 28 Hong Kong Street, Sago House, Smoke & Mirrors, White Shades, Employees Only, Set of Six, Stay Gold Flamingo, Neon Pigeon, Brooklyn Bar SG, LUMO Bar and Restaurant, Salud, Grids Coffee Bar, Cook & Brew, Goodfellas 41NC and Dempsey Cookhouse – will be slinging out special cocktails just for the occasion.

Using Maker’s Mark as its base, expect the bars to all put their own riff on whisky classics – think Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Whisky Sours, Boulevardiers, and Highballs – in creative and delicious ways.

Terry Tan from Salud

At snazzy Keong Saik haunt Salud, give the Peach Cobbler Sour a go. Mixologist and musician Terry Tan created this drink as a boozed up version of the namesake dessert, with each sip of the drink reminding you of warm cinnamon bakes and equally warm hugs.

Over at Telok Ayer hotspot Stay Gold Flamingo, bartenders Mary and Leona are each offering up a drink. The Devilwood Sour (by resident sweetheart Leona) is a deceptively simple, yet pleasantly riveting mix of osmanthus honey, lemon, and blend of Maker’s Mark and Maker’s Mark 46 that you can’t have enough of.

LUMO along South Bridge Road is where up-and-coming mixologist Marcus Lee mixes up his show stopping Banoffee Old Fashioned. Rich and bold, the combination of coffee and banana flavours come on strong yet balanced in this pleasingly spirit-forward tipple. 

Marcus Lee from LUMO

There are many more cocktails to slake your thirst. The Popcorn Old Fashioned at 28 HongKong Street, Manhattan Post Office at Goodfellas, and Cherry Bomb at Offtrack, are just a few more that have caught our attention.

Beyond these limited-time menus at bars, a shindig is also going down at newly opened four-storey multi-concept space White Shades on Boon Tat Street. Happening on 22nd and 29th Sep, the Marked by Maker’s Pop-up Experience will see DJ AKA Sounds belting out infectious tunes while you enjoy tastings of Maker’s Mark neat as well as in cocktails.

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Not your average party, expect a silversmith to be doing a live demonstration, interact with a plastic injector to create coasters from scraps, and of course, witness in action the red wax dipping station Maker’s Mark is so known for. 

“At Maker’s Mark, we believe in being boldly creative and pushing the envelope to craft something better than the best,” says Andrew Pang, Beam Suntory Brand Ambassador.

“With this campaign, our intention is to curate lasting memories that not only capture the core of Maker’s Mark, but also honour the artistry of bartending and the sense of camaraderie within the community of tastemakers, experience seekers and cocktail aficionados.”

Marked by Maker’s is happening throughout the month of September at 16 participating bars. The Marked by Maker’s Pop-up Experience will take place on 22nd and 29th Sep at White Shades.

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Dannon Har

About the Author
Dannon Har is the Managing Editor of Spill. Discovering his innate gift for drinking only at a ripe age, he spares no time trying to find more delicious drops to imbibe during his time on Earth. When he’s not minding every detail at Spill, he spends his time concocting luscious libations and sharing them with folks that visit his home bar.