The lobby of the new property (images of Stillery coming soon)
Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay has announced the inclusion of Stillery, Sydney’s first concept gin bar.
The new bar, slated to open in November, will offer high-end local craft, imported, vintage and rare gin, poured behind a stunning seven-metre-long pale marble and blue leather-clad bar.
The gins will be blended into signature cocktails and punches, mixed and infused with a range of botanical ingredients and blends, including fresh kaffir lime leaves, honey, lemon sherbet, celery seed, citrus sugar and dandelion bitters.
Stillery will also offer a ‘make your own martini’ selection and exclusive bespoke collection – a list of half a dozen limited edition gin-based cocktails, where just one of each
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay general manager Frederic Brohez said, “Australia’s first licensed distillery was established in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in the 1820s. We are thrilled to build on this rich local legacy with Stillery – a beautiful gin bar which breaks from the traditional hotel offering, and is designed for both locals and hotel guests to enjoy.”
The bar space is light and ambient, with arched windows overlooking leafy Double Bay village and a light grey, blue and white colour scheme, bringing tones of the bayside setting in to create an inviting atmosphere both day and night.
Stillery’s intimate spaces are dotted with lounges, armchairs and marble coffee tables, with a restored dark green marble fireplace and elegant grand piano at opposite ends.
Stillery will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a seasonal menu designed by Executive Chef Julien Pouteau. Options include crepes, freshly-baked pastries and croissants, and organic eggs for breakfast, a selection of light dishes, fresh gourmet salads and creative sandwiches such as the Reuben bagel for lunch, and a cheese and truffle bar, cured meats and house-made pickles and preserves, gourmet bruschetta and tapas-style dining in the evening.