Haidilao beer is what happens when a hotpot company makes beer

Is Haidilao beer any good? That was the answer we sought when we tried their range of three beers – an Amber Lager, Weissebeer and Dark Lager – that are served at the famed Chinese hotpot restaurant chain’s outlets, but now available in canned retail format for drinking at home as well. They’re all brewed in China by German company Urbrau. While we certainly wouldn’t … Continue reading Haidilao beer is what happens when a hotpot company makes beer

The Orientalist Gunpowder Gin is an explosion of flavors

Self-proclaimed as the first truly pan-Asian craft spirits company, The Orientalist Spirits prides itself in producing alcohol with strong Asian characteristics. They tend to disassociate their products from typical Western ideals, and in the process, create something new, something that is meant to encapsulate what Asia might taste like in a bottle. To that end, one of their flagship products, the Orientalist Gunpowder Gin, has … Continue reading The Orientalist Gunpowder Gin is an explosion of flavors

The Rojak Gin is a sipping gin we love, but not all will appreciate

Of the many, many gins out there, we find none as divisive as the Rojak Gin, a flagship product produced by Singapore’s Compendium distillery. The torch ginger aromas might be alienating to those not familiar with its scent, and its use in classic cocktail recipes do not often translate well when directly used as a gin substitute. Well, we’re here to say that the Rojak … Continue reading The Rojak Gin is a sipping gin we love, but not all will appreciate