Tipple falls in and out of favour like acid-wash jeans and fad diet plans. Before, it was single malt and gin. This time, we’re seeing a strong resurgence in rum, the choice of drink for OTT pirates and connoisseurs who prefer an alternative to whisky.
You’ll find a wide selection at establishments like Bob’s Bar at Capella, or The Other Room at the Marriott. But Bago (pronounced “bay-go”) at Keong Saik Road doesn’t only embody the over-150 varieties they have at the bar with their version of “liming” – Caribbean slang for hanging out, also referenced in Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”; they complement the entire experience with hearty bites and a well-curated list of rum cocktails.
Here’s our pick of five you should have a garner at, but should you fail to find anything you like, go for the Bago Build (S$25++), which is a customised cocktail experience tailored to the picky.