Led by New Group Beverage Manager Gerry Olino & Head of Potions Paul Chan, Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour Unveils a Host of New Summer Signature Gin Prescriptions and More
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<<2nd August, 2018 – Hong Kong>> A glamorous cocktail haven tucked away in the basement of The Landmark, an experience at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour isn’t your average doctor’s appointment. The unusual prescriptions range from fabulous renditions of the classic Gin & Tonic created from Hong Kong’s largest collection of gins, to a delicious selection of curated bar bites. This summer, Dr. Fern’s unveils a new menu boasting an ever-impressive collection of gins, gin-based cocktails and for the first time ever, a collection of gin on the rocks by Bar Manager Paul Chan & Group Manager Gerry Olino.
By Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Fern & His New Gin Collection
Believed by Dr. Robben Fern to cure any ailment or stress-related palpitations, gin is the purest distillation of herbs and botanicals deriving from the predominant flavour of junipers. Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour unveils six new signature gin prescriptions, starting with the Italian inspired Sabatini Gin (HK$160), a truly excellent gin that requires constant testing and a careful combination of flavours and homegrown botanicals to achieve the unique expression of the inimitable scent of Tuscany and its hillsides. There are precisely nine Tuscan botanicals in Sabatini Gin, including juniper, coriander, iris, fennel, lavender, olive leaves, thyme, verbena and orange. At Dr. Fern’s the gin is paired with Aegean Tonic and is simply dressed with a garnish of olive, cardamom and thyme. Also debuting on the gin prescriptions menu is the elusive Blind Tiger Gin (HK$220), and notably, Head Bartender Paul Chan’s & Gerry Olino’s favorite pick. Available exclusively at Dr. Fern’s, the gin is handcrafted in small batches at a mystery location in western Belgium. At Dr. Fern’s, the gin is enjoyed with Fever-Tree Mediterranean, and garnished with orange peel, cinnamon and rosemary.
Colombian Aged Gin Ortodoxy (HK$170) is a barrel-aged gin from the same makers of Dictador Rum, based on the formula of the company’s former president Dario Parra. After visiting the UK and enjoying what he decided to be “God’s drink”, he went about creating his own Colombian version of the spirit. He settled on a glorious recipe rich with juniper, angelica and mint notes, and post-distillation, the Ortodoxy Gin is aged in used rum barrels. At Dr. Fern’s, gin enthusiasts can enjoy the Ortodoxy with Bickford’s Tonic and a tart garnish of lemon wheel and grapefruit peel.
By Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Fern’s Personal Prescriptions Served on the Rocks
With such an extensive collection of gins, Dr. Robben Fern encourages guests to drink select prescription gins with distinctive flavour profiles on the rocks from his personal collection of favoured gins. Now, it is easier than ever to find a gin that features preferred qualities, whether it is cinnamon or cardamom; citrus or floral notes, or the refined flavours of barrel-aged gins.
Out of the six new designated gins on the menu, one such gin is the Bar Hill Tom Cat Gin (HK$270), whose robust character reveals hints of whiskey due to the new oak barrel mingling with the coniferous quality of the juniper and touch of raw honey, yielding an enticing aroma. Another to be sipped and enjoyed on the rocks is the Truffle Gin(HK$550), a decadent and rare unique gin distilled with the world’s finest Italian white truffles by Will and Lucy Lowe of the renowned Cambridge Distillery. The botanicals for Cambridge Truffle Gin are distilled in a vacuum at low temperatures using custom-designed glass distillation technology, which enables their fresh flavours to be faithfully delivered in the gin. The gin is distilled in one-litre batches, with most of the botanicals used being locally foraged or grown in the Lowe family’s back garden.
Introducing Gerry Olino, Group Beverage Manager of Ming Fat House
Prior to joining Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour as Head Bartender, Gerry enjoyed six strong years making a name for himself at Island Shangri-La’s internationally acclaimed Lobster Bar. Among the numerous awards Lobster Bar received during his tenure include landing #18 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2017 by Drinks International, and ranking #4 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017. Gerry’s impressive personal achievements include coming first place locally in the Diageo World Class “Don Julio Challenge” as well as being recognised as one of the Top 25 Bartenders Hong Kong & Macau 2016. After a stint leading the beverage program at the newly opened The Murray Hong Kong, Gerry rejoins Ming Fat House as Group Beverage Manager overseeing the ever impressive Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour, Foxglove, Mrs Pound & the new opening of Frank’s Library.
Hours of Operation –
Sun – Thurs // 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri – Sat // 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Address – Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact Number – 2111 9449
Contact Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram – @DrFernsHK
About Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
Dr. Fern’s is a cool speakeasy gin parlour showcasing premium gins with expertly made cocktails. Housing Hong Kong’s biggest Gin collection with over 250 Gins from around the world, this sultry hidden gem is located in Landmark, Central.
About Ming Fat House
Ming Fat House (MFH) was established in 2014. Our co-founders are Jonathan Bui, Shakib Pasha, and Eric Lam. MFH brings unique F&B concepts to Hong Kong with playful speakeasy’s and quirky restaurants.