If you’re not familiar Tum Joongklang, we’d like to fix that, because the Thai bartender is someone who should definitely be on your radar.
We learned of him in Singapore, where he was behind the bar for Tippling Club’s Once Upon a Time Series. This monthly event at one of the best bars in the city features guest bartenders from around the world, who showcase their own cocktails featuring a special whisky-forward menu. (We were there at the gracious invitation of Monkey Shoulder whiskey.) After sampling a few of Tum’s offerings, it was clear that he’s one to watch and that visiting his homebase at The Bamboo Bar in Thailand is a must. But we also fell for the Tippling Club itself.
We had a couple of good conversations with new people we met at the bar, and really enjoyed the bar setup and interiors. Two great discoveries in one night!