‘Gin Jubilee’ is an event that brought together numerous brands of the world's finest gins, top bars, renowned bartenders and thousands of gin enthusiasts. It is a yearly festival organized by Wholly Spirits and East Imperial, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nevertheless, with the belief of letting students learn from the best, a group of 20 students from Diploma in Hotel Management, Diploma in Culinary Arts, Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Culinology) had joined to assist in different roles throughout the festival. The students had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in mixology, a key aspect of the hospitality industry.
20 students were involved in various tasks such as working on ticketing , mixing drinks and providing support at both the front and back bar areas. They worked together with the top 20 bars and bartenders from Kuala Lumpur, including establishments like Rakh, Brooklyn Bar, Bar Trigona, Gekko Dining, Triptyk, The Vault, Woo Bar, Remedy, Reka:Bar, Frank's Bar, Three X Co, Skullduggery, Concubine, 720S, JUS, Ikiya 2.0, Botakliquor, BAC, Terumi and Alcohall. Participating in this event allowed the students to gain practical experience and knowledge that they can apply in their future careers. They had also the opportunity to observe and learn from experienced professionals in the field of mixology, providing them with valuable insights and techniques.
The students actively contributed to the festival's success, and their involvement was greatly appreciated. The Gin Jubilee attracted a significant number of attendees, with more than 6,000 people participated in the event. Throughout the festival, a remarkable 6,000 drinks were sold, highlighting the popularity and success of the event. The festival spanned from May 15th to the 27th before culminating with the highly anticipated Gin Lane finale on May 27 at Sentul Depot in Kuala Lumpur.
The participation of the students in this festival event proved to be a valuable and successful learning opportunity. They acquired new skills, expanded their knowledge in mixology and gained practical experience working with the renowned bars and bartenders. The students expressed their gratitude to Ms. Amanda Wan Winchester, Spiritual Advisor of Wholly Spirits, for guiding and providing them with this valuable opportunity. Taylor's University also looks forward to future collaborations that will enhance the students' learning experiences in the hospitality industry.