Find it if you can. Clue: 64 Staunton Street.
September 11th, 2017
The showstopping centrepiece is an open plywood cabinet, which is filled, neatly, with more than 300 unfamiliar gins; rums, tequilas and whiskies picked up from the best craft distilleries around the world.Chow’s newest venture, The Woods’ Annex, has raised the bar of the Hong Kong f&b scene way higher than before. It is a glorious spirit-tasting room hidden, literally, in the heart of Soho behind Kwoon by the Woods. Designed like a private kitchen, subtle industrial-esque details punctuate the minimalist space, which can sit only eight patrons at any time (heads-up: by appointment only!). The showstopping centrepiece is an open plywood cabinet, which is filled, neatly, with more than 300 unfamiliar gins; rums, tequilas and whiskies picked up from the best craft distilleries around the world. To make the immersive tasting experience even more compelling for those patrons, rare spirits are tagged with their own “library cards”, which reveal a history of previous drinkers. In-depth workshops hosted by The Woods’ experimental mixologists will also shed more light on the incredible art of distilling. “Consumers today can easily distinguish between different wine producing regions and grape varieties. Interestingly enough, the same cannot be said for spirits. Those consumers care about provenance and craftsmanship, and we saw a gap in the market with regards to spirits,” Chow said. “Through our tastings at The Woods’ Annex, we hope to impart our knowledge of spirits to elevate guests’ enjoyment of their drinks and for them to develop a more adventurous palate.”
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