Edinburgh cocktail bar Panda & Sons was announced as the one of the best in the world at an annual industry event in Singapore.
The 2023 global list compiled by ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’ includes the most popular and boundary pushing bars across the globe from ‘secretive speakeasies’ and ‘quirky salons’ to ‘classic drinking dens’.
Panda & Sons is the only Scottish bar to place within the top 50 - it came in at number 39 - and one of only six in the UK to feature.
Panda & Sons’ Owner, Iain McPherson, who earlier this year was named as Bar Innovator of the Year by Class Bar Awards, was joined by his team on stage (Nicky Craig and Sean Moggach) to accept the accolade.
The international celebration was held in Pasir Panjang in Singapore with a range of industry professionals in attendance.
The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy of over 650 drinks experts from across the globe recognised Panda & Sons for their innovative sub-zero freezing techniques which were invented and evolved in-house in a basement laboratory coined ‘The Brain Melting Society.
Panda & Sons launched their latest cocktail menu ‘Transcend’ this year, to critical acclaim.
Combining creativity with science, each of these techniques have either been invented or developed by McPherson and his team over five years of research and fine-tuning.
Offering never-before-seen flavours, textures and innovations that advance cocktail making into a new era of drinks creativity, the Panda & Sons team share their knowledge with bars all over the world in a bid to keep the industry progressive.