We are beyond thrilled to host world-renowned cocktail champion, bartender extraordinaire, and founder of the SG Group and SG Shochu brand, Shingo Gokan. Shingo Gokan was named Roku Industry Icon in 2021 and was voted by the bartenders of Asia's 50 Best Bars as the recipient of the Bartenders' Bartender Award.
In addition to making a name for himself at Angel's Share in New York, Shingo Gokan (SG, get it??) owns The SG Club in Shibuya, and three bars in Shanghai, including the stylish Speak Low. You can read about Yoko's visit to Speak Low on our blog from back in 2015.
We're catching the SG Team at the tail end of their U.S. tour, and they'll be posting up at our bar to introduce their new line of SG Shochus, strong expressions made in partnership with various shochu distilleries across Kyushu.
The event will comprise of a guided spirits tasting of the SG Shochus, and a cocktail-making demonstration by Shingo Gokan. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet a bartending industry giant!
WHAT: The SG Shochu Cocktails w. Shingo Gokan
WHEN: Friday, September 16th, 2022, 5-7pm
WHERE: Umami Mart Bar
4027 Broadway, Oakland CA 94611
ADMISSION: $30. 21+
Ticket price includes:
Guided spirits tasting
Cocktail demo by Shingo Gokan
Meet the SG crew with highball drinks