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Gin Lovers Unite at Quincy Melbourne

With the catchcry, ‘Let the fun be-gin’, the creative minds behind the quirky Quincy Hotel Melbourne and brand-new Salted Egg restaurant have announced a partnership made in gin heaven.

Enter KOL Gin.

It’s no secret that Melbournites love to shop local, so Quincy Melbourne, has teamed with local distillers, Antagonist Spirits, to create a full sensory experience – an exclusive gin that will be launched during a three-course dinner at Salted Egg in the city’s newest entertainment precinct.

Devised and distilled in Brunswick using a wheat base produced by Australian farmers, the gin exhibits a SE Asian flavour profile - a nod to Quincy’s Singaporean heritage and the colourful style of the brand.  

Gin lovers can expect a drink that’s bright, fragrant, easy drinking and delicious with a blend of softer botanicals – Lotus Flower, Lemon Myrtle, Orris Root, Angelica, Coriander Seed, Calamus Root, Cassia Bark and Orange peels – and a stronger juniper backing.

“Just like wine, gin tends to be able to display a ‘sense of place and attitude’ ultimately providing consumers with a story to experience along with a great product,” says Chef Adam Woodfield. 

He and his talented team have crafted a mouth-watering Asian-inspired menu to show the gin to its best advantage and will unveil it during a three-course dinner on June 11 at Salted Egg, on level 1 of the Quincy hotel.

According to the Chief Antagonist, Darren Ivey, the collaboration with Quincy was born out of a shared passion for gin and a desire for local businesses to support each other during the pandemic.

“We saw an amazing opportunity to create a drink inspired by the venue and the atmosphere,” he said. “So, we crafted a gin to provide a seamless fit between atmosphere, views, flavours, food and drink. 

“Quite simply, the only way to taste the gin is to enjoy it in the place it was made to be enjoyed."
Tickets to the tasting and dinner are priced at $95 per person. Guests will enjoy a G&T on arrival followed by a tasting of local Antagonist gins, plus a three-course dinner experience perfectly matched with gin cocktails. Doors open from 6pm. Purchase tickets here.


Kol Gin Launch with Antagonist Spirits
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Salted Egg and SingSong
What’s in a name: Salted Egg, Q Bar and SingSong are in the Quincy Hotel Melbourne precinct. 

Quincy Hotel Melbourne
Lead in Rate: Rooms start from $250
Opening Special: 20% off Best Available Rate

Jodi Clark
TFE Hotels (Director of Communications)
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Klick X (Communications Director)
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The Quincy brand by Far East Hospitality curates service offerings and exceptional experiences for curious urbanites that cater to the quirky sense of individuality within modern travellers of today.

The Quincy experience begins the moment each guest arrives – but has been planned even before they leave home. Our team had a keen understanding of the kind of guest most likely to be drawn to Quincy and goes the extra mile to register each guest’s individual preferences. The result is a dose of ‘anticipatory hospitality’ – the art of discerning and meeting your needs before they are raised – and a stay unlike any other: One where the senses are engaged and memories are minted, in signature properties located in popular lifestyle districts.

According to Darren Ivey, Antagonist is a company comprising of three friends who were looking to create amazing products with a massive influence on Australian products and supporting local. Their motto, ‘complexity through simplicity’ is replicating that through every facet of the business and especially in the products they create.