BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin featured at The Bar at 15 Stamford
Updated: Mar 3
Collaboration on Sustainability with Local Creators in Singapore
The world’s leading premium gin launches a series of collaborations telling the stories of Singaporeans taking creative steps towards a more sustainable future.
Based on a 1761 recipe, Bombay Sapphire gin is created by perfectly balancing a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. The design of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE distillery at Laverstoke Mill has won a BREEAM award for sustainability and is the home of the unique Vapor Infusion process, where the natural flavors of the botanicals are well captured, resulting in a fresh and vibrant taste. Bombay Sapphire is on a mission to be the world's most sustainable gin, with all 10 botanicals being certified sustainably sourced, by the For Life certification from Ecocert S.A.
As part of its push towards sustainability, Bombay Sapphire has launched a four-part series of films highlighting the creativity of Singaporean-based artistes who pioneer an authentically sustainable approach to their businesses. The short films on Instagram focus on four local brands - from a glass recycling studio that ‘re-finds’ renewed purpose for glass bottles, to a zero-waste bamboo straw producer – to raise questions about how we take noteworthy steps towards making a difference.
The campaign, titled #stirsustainably, stems from the global BOMBAY SAPPHIRE campaign Stir Creativity and celebrates Singaporeans who harness their creative skills to innovate towards a system of sustainability; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE aims to inspire people to unlock their own creative approaches toward a more sustainable life.
All four films can be viewed together on @paulfosterrr, as BOMBAY SAPPHIRE explores further ways in which Singapore’s creative talent is tackling sustainability.
Celebrated Bartender Artistes, Penicillin Shift @ the Bar at 15 Stamford
Penicillin delivered a guest shift recently at the Bar at 15 Stamford, and we were there to witness and celebrate with them, through the auspices of both Agung and Laura Prabowo; Penicillin has picked up several awards in recent years, Asia's 50 Best Sustainable Bar Award for 2021; Number #30 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 by William Reed 2022 and also Number #22 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021 by William Reed (Penicillin) 2021
Agung Prabowo is a lauded bartender & Co-Owner of bars with a plethora of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, he has lent his expertise to internationally acclaimed bars and hotels around Asia, including Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Oriental Bar at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, MO Bar in Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, Woo Bar at W Hotel Hong Kong as well as BATS at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
Agung Prabowo opened The Old Man bar Hong Kong August 2017 with his two Partners, where he created arguably one of the most inventive & unique cocktail menus inspired by Ernest Hemmingway. In late 2020, Agung & his partners opened Penicillin Bar, inspired by the farm-to-table movement. Penicillin is Hong Kong’s first sustainable bar that champions a closed-loop model of production. The bar’s prized feature, Penicillin LAB, illustrates the behind-the-scenes processes of discovery and experimentation on its path towards minimal-waste.
Penicillin bar was founded by bar veterans Agung Prabowo and Roman Ghale (previously The Old Man), Laura Prabowo and Katy Ghale and designed by Betty Ng of COLLECTIVE. With a focus on locally sourced and up-cycled food and drink ingredients, Penicillin’s bar menu finds innovation in the true flavours of Hong Kong, while working constantly to minimize waste and carbon footprint.
Born in Jakarta and originally from Borneo, Laura’s first love is working as a bartender. She started her career at Jazz Club in Aston Hotel, managing Red Square, Jakarta's first Vodka bar, before working at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta and then moving to Hong Kong. Her bartending journey is full of variety and interest; she has worked at Pickled Pelican, Heat, Devils Advocate, Rayne, Solas, and Otto shisha and cocktail lounge. Laura now joins forces with her husband Agung, partners Roman and Katy to drive the success of Penicillin.
The Bar at 15 Stamford
Located in the historical and charming Capitol Kempinski Hotel, The Bar at 15 Stamford bar features one of Singapore’s largest rum collections with over 200 bottles from around the world, from standard off-the-shelf rums to rare expressions. Supporting its extensive rum range are more than 250 wines and other spirits.
Lavishly furnished with dark mahogany elements, subdued lighting and a long bar counter adorned with colourful Peranakan tiles, the history-rich cocktail bar offers more than just expertly curated drinking experiences – it offers moments of playful sophistication. Guests will always find themselves at ease with a team driven by great hospitality and classic cocktails that are reinvigorated.
Address: 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
Tel: +65 6715 6871 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hours: Mon to Sun, 4 pm to 1 am
Dress Code: Smart Casual