THE NAME

TANGLIN

It had to be clearly Singaporean, and it had to have roots which connect directly to our Gin


 
 
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SPICE PLANTATION

After Stamford Raffles's allotment in 1822, the Chinese colonised the tiger-infested Tanglin area, growing sireh, pepper, nutmeg and gambier. 

We like to think that we are somehow continuing this tradition in a 21st Century way

Tanglin was named after the Chinese name twa tang leng which  means "great east hill peaks”.

It is a neighbourhood in Singapore that used to be home to many Spice plantations. Like its famous neighbour Orchard, 17th century Tanglin mostly comprised of gambier, nutmeg and pepper plantations.  But, again like its neighbour, the colonial period saw Tanglin converted into residences for the Europeans and Chinese.

 
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OUR STORY

CREATING THE GIN

From setting up the distillery, to creating our Gin.


 
 
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PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS MAD CRAZY BEAUTIFUL CITY THE PLACE THAT IT IS , IS THE WAY IT iS ORGANIZED.

To experience Singapore is experiencing the hawker centers, where you can choose Malay, Chinese, Western, Thai, Indonesian and many more cuisines, all by turning on a single spot. These 9sqm kitchen’s are a wonder.

To the wet markets, where the sensory system is pushed and pulled.  The colours, smells and sounds are an experience not to be missed. And then there are commercial zones that only sell bolts and screws, or the place that offers a factory full of just car repairs businesses.  This sense of order is what makes Singapore so unique.

 

 

A FOOD FACTORY: A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

This clustering of businesses happens in many places, the tribal comfort of companies all toiling in the same industry. And then there is this unique experience, one that is truly Singaporean, the ‘Food Factory’ …..a 14 storey high industrial building with more space given to hauling container trucks up ramps than to the actual ‘food’ processes.  These massive buildings, located in approved Food Zones, were not high on our list for Tanglin….. So imagine our surprise to find out that Gin is classified as a food…

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GIN

We thought about investing in a ‘location’, and still dream about that;

Our distillery is the first Gin Distillery in Singapore and first new Distillery for over forty years. Whilst we work to explore the potential for distilleries as a tourist destination like many European and America Distilleries, we are for now located near the zoo and have invested all our energy, enthusiasm and love to develop what goes in the bottle, for us it’s all about the Gin....ours is a modern Gin for a modern Singapore…, our dream to be in a wonderful historic building where tourists can interact with a function distillery is however very much alive and in the making.”

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A Distillery for the Gin

 

We decided on a locations in Mandai, out near the zoo, this is not a Distillery with a view, this is a distillery for the Gin.

 
 
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