Asia’s first “cocktails on tap” specialist to make its way to Wyndham Street this December 2018
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<<26th November, 2018 – Hong Kong>> Taiwanese drink maestro Angus Zou has partnered up with Tasting Group’s very own pioneering bar figure Antonio Lai to unveil the city’s first “cocktails on tap” bar concept. Draft Land, first opened by Zou in Taipei earlier this year to high acclaim, is set to open its second outlet in the heart of Hong Kong this December.
When Zou first opened Draft Land, his sights were set on the growing market of people whose wish was for a simple, no-fuss experience of enjoying high-quality cocktails at a reasonable price. With the opening of Draft Land, he seeks to simplify the bar-going experience down to the essentials, starting with serving everything on tap.
One of Taipei’s “Best New Bars 2018” as recognized by Drinks Magazine, Draft Land serves seasonal pre-batch-only and garnish-free cocktails on tap, with a focus on consistency, craftsmanship and quality. No longer will guests need to take risks in choosing a complicated cocktail only to dislike it, or wait a long time for the theatrical creation of a single cocktail. With the combined expertise of Lai and Zou, and with Lai’s unrivalled knowledge of the local bar scene, Draft Land Hong Kong is set to be one of the hottest bar openings of the year.
Draft Land Hong Kong will mimic its sister venue’s minimalist look and feel, and offer carefully engineered draft cocktails starting from HK$90 per serving. For snacks, guests will be able to enjoy various street food style skewered snacks, which do not require the use of cutlery. With the ability to pour and sample different flavours before picking a favourite drink, and the replacement of bartenders with engineering and consistency-focused “Draftenders”, an innovative new drinking experience awaits guests at Draft Land Hong Kong.
About Antonio Lai, Co-Founder of Draft Land Hong Kong
Antonio Lai is an award-winning international mixologist who pioneered the comprehensive Multisensory Mixology (MM) concept in Hong Kong restaurants and cafes in various countries since 1997. From 2012, Lai started his own bar business in Hong Kong with the opening of Quinary in 2012, Origin in 2013, The Envoy in 2014, VEA Lounge in 2015 and Room 309 in 2018. With Quinary achieving the World’s 50 Best Bars from Drinks International Magazine for five consecutive years, Lai is pushing the limits of Hong Kong bartending scene to another level. His latest award includes being named as the 2015 Diageo World Class Hong Kong & Macau Champion.
About Angus Zou, Founder of Draft Land
Taiwanese award-winning drink maestro, Angus Zou opened Asia’s first Cocktails on Tap specialist, Draft Land, in a tranquil stretch of Taipei’s Da’an District in early 2018. A young and dynamic entrepreneur and forward-thinking mixologist, Angus holds a sterling record spanning over 10 years in Asia’s bar scene. In 2012, Angus founded Alchemy, a bar that pays homage to the speakeasies of the prohibition era, and which ranked 15 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016. Following his successful guest bartending stints in bars around the world, such as City Space in Moscow, Vogue Lounge in Bangkok, and Nutmeg and Clove in Singapore; and Solange Cocktails & Luxury Spirits in Barcelona, he was also invited as the only Asian bartender to collaborate with world renowned El Celler de Can Roca in Barcelona in The Greatest Bartender Project.
Stay tuned for more information on DraftLand’s opening this December on Wyndham Street, a cocktail experience unlike any other.
Address: 63 Wyndham Street, Central, HK
About Draft Land
Introducing a brand new way to enjoy cocktails, Draft Land offers Asia’s first draft cocktails on tap. Following its success in Taipei, Draft Land is slated to open its first off-shore outlet in Hong Kong under legendary mixologists Angus Zou and Antonio Lai in December 2018.