Gin Mare announces The Art of Hospitality Award winner at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Asia

Gin Mare, the world’s No. 1 ultra-premium gin, is proud to partner with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Asia as the presenting sponsor of the Art of Hospitality Award for the third consecutive year and the first since being acquired by Brown-Forman.

The 2023 Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award was presented to Zén during a special celebration at the Sentosa Resort. Led by Swedish chef Björn Frantzén assisted by Tristin Farmer, Zén is the ‘brother’ of the Frantzen restaurant in Stockholm.

A blend of Nordic and Japanese cuisine, with a concept to provide memorable experiences for guests. Zén is characterized by a series of distinct environments dedicated to moments of authentic hospitality: a kitchen where appetizers are enjoyed while sipping aperitifs, a dining room to discover the main dishes and an upstairs lounge dedicated to desserts and after-dinner drinks.

Crafted in an 18th-century chapel of an ancient fishing village in Spain, Gin Mare uses a Mediterranean-inspired recipe of botanicals, including Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, and basil distilled individually to preserve their aromas, flavors, and properties.

From its unique blend of botanicals to an iconic bottle design with a sinuous base reflecting the waves of the sea, the Mediterranean culture is encapsulated within each bottle of Gin Mare.

Hospitality is deeply rooted in the Mediterranean way of life, a culture that encompasses conviviality, a love of cuisine, and the enjoyment of every moment.
Gin Mare brings this spirit to life with every drop and is honored to celebrate Asia’s finest restaurants in their commitment to world-class service.

As an extension of the partnership, Gin Mare brought the Mediterranean essence to Singapore via Villa Mare, a VIP affair designed to bring the art of hospitality to life through a memorable gastronomic experience.

Michelin-awarded chef Carles Gaig prepared a tapas menu paired with Gin Mare cocktails curated by Behind the Curtain’s Marc Perez.

Brown-Forman completed the purchase of Gin Mare in November 2022 and welcomes this unique gin to a growing world-class portfolio of super-premium brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, and Benriach, among others.

To learn more about Gin Mare and its unique blend of Mediterranean botanicals, please visit



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