Afra shares her favourite drinking spot in Taipei.

My name is…

Afra Lin

My role is….

Brand Ambassador

I’m based in…

Taiwan

I’ve worked in the industry for…

9 years, I worked for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society before joining Diageo 5 years ago

Happiness in a glass is…

BULLEITTM Rye Manhattan, garnished with an orange peel twist

I love working with…

JOHNNIE WALKERTM Blended Scotch Whisky, SINGLETONTM Single Malt Scotch Whisky and classic malts brands

Latest best experience…

The Singleton Sensory Space in Taipei, over 6000 drinkers experienced the Singleton sensory trip and discovered how diverse Singleton is.

Another great experience was Lagavulin Day in Islay Festival; a fantastic day for people from all over the world who share a passion for whisky

Top tip…

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Joy Will Take You Further, Keep Walking!

If you’re visiting Taipei, Taiwan, or just looking for inspiration, check out this bar…

Alchemy

Hidden behind a secret door on the second floor of the highly energetic resto-lounge Marquee, Alchemy pays homage to the prohibition era with its old-school, speakeasy vibe. The dark wood and leather furniture has created a 1920s decor which ties in perfectly with the cocktail menu.

Behind the bar, world class bartender Angus Zou creates an extensive selection of vintage cocktails. Using only rare spirits and the finest liqueurs, concoctions such as the “Swing Jazz” and the “Beginning of Prohibition” capture the atmosphere and are presented beautifully.

Alchemy is a local hotspot and is popular with Taipei’s best dressed so make a reservation to secure your table and enjoy being transported back in time to the 1920s.

Manhattan

55ml BULLEITTM Rye

25ml Sweet vermouth

2 Dashes bitters

2 Dashes orange bitters

1 Maraschino cherry

METHOD: Pour all the wet ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

(3.3 standard drinks*- 2.8 units per serve)

Drop by at… 2F., No. 16-1, Sec. 5, Hsin-Yi Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Find out more at… www.facebook.com/BarAlchemy

(*One standard drink contains 8g of alcohol)

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