Vijay Mudaliar opened his first cocktail bar in Singapore, Native, in 2016, focusing on exploring the region's diverse cultural and physical landscape through the lens of drinks.
At Native you wouldn't find your common spirits but instead come upon Singapore Gins, Indian Whisky and Sri Lanakn Arrack to name a few. This idea extends to the entire venue space inclusive of furniture, aprons, ceramics and music. Cocktails are based on ideas and inspiration linking tradition, time, location and forgotten cultures.
The bar is a vehicle for engagements with conscious futures, with the inclusion of forgotten ingredients, facets of our cultural identities, and seeking healthier eco-systems. The dialogue initiated with the wider community is an ongoing, and evolving one, in which partnerships with industry friends & reflect Native's search for collaborative futures.
What will you be looking for in the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year?
We will be looking for an entrepreneur who has overcome odds to get their bar to where it is. We will be looking at team involvement, identity of the bar and future plans that they have set out.
Havana Club 7 Year Old
This Cuban rum, aged for a minimum of seven years in ex-bourbon casks, is produced by a joint-venture between Pernod and state-owned Cuba Ron.
Havana Club 3 Year Old
The best-known expression of the leading Cuban rum brand, this light rum is aged for three years in ex-bourbon casks giving it a light straw yellow hue.
Havana Club Anejo Especial Rum
A blend of rums made from the fermented molasses of sugar cane harvested in Cuba, distilled using column stills and aged for up to five years. The blend
Havana Club Professional Edición A
El Floridita is one of Havana’s, and indeed the world’s, most legendary bars. Pouring some 90 cases of rum per week, it’s also one of Havana Club’s
Havana Club Professional Edición B
Bottled in July 2018, this rum is the brilliant result of a mistake and a bartender, Nick Strangeway, working with a Cuban Maestro del Ron Cabano, Asbel
Havana Club Professional Edición C
Havana Club Professional Edition C is a rich and raw gold rum blended from young aromatic aguardiente with older rum bases aged in San José distillery's
Havana Club Professional Edición D
Havana Club Professional Edition D is a fresh aromatic white rum made from a blend of fresh destilado de caña with full-bodied and aromatic extra-aged
Havana Club Tributo 2017 (2nd Edition)
Launched in March 2017, Tributo 2017 is the second release in Havana Club's Tributo collection and comprises 2,500 bottles. The press release which accompanied
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum
Launched in 2011, the liquid inside Selección de Maestros is believed to be the same as the former Cuban Barrel Proof. Exceptional casks of aged rum are
Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo Rum
Máximo is an ultra-premium rum created by Don José Navarro, Primer Maestro Ronero, by blending a selection of rums from the ageing cellars of Havana