About Tanglin Gin
One evening at a rooftop bar in Singapore led to the country’s very first distillery, Tanglin. Founders Andy Hodgson, Tim Whitefield, Chris Box, and Charlie van Eeden were working their way through the bar’s gin list before realizing none of them were made locally. A city with an eponymous gin cocktail needed their own gin!
The friends set out to craft small batch gin that represented and connected people to Singapore. When Taglin’s stills first started running in July 2018, the Southeast Asian country finally got their gin. The gins were the first to be made in Singapore. And to this day, they remain one of the few gin distilleries in all of Southeast Asia.
Their name Tanglin comes from the area’s Chinese name, ‘twa tang leng’ meaning ‘great East Hill peaks.’ Once a jungle inhabited by tigers, the Tanglin area became the country’s first spice plantation, cultivating sireh, pepper, nutmeg, and ginger. Today, the land serving as the distillery’s inspiration is the home of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Botanic Gardens.