Latest Short Reads


Monkey Shoulder iSpoon

Sporting a cracking line-up of some of London’s finest bar-keeps, Monkey Shoulder celebrate the fine art of (bar) spooning in this short video.


The Map Notebook

The modern gentleman lets the world take him wither it will. He wanders his own path through the world around him. And this map, this is for such a man as he.


Neat Ice Kit

If you covet crystal clear ice cubes, but can’t be bothered with basic thermodynamics or DIY beer-cooler solutions, try this svelte prototype that’s burning up on Kickstarter.



You are already the future of home bartending. And now there’s a prototype, iOs compatible smart thermometer that’s just what you need for your latest experiments.


Beck’s Edison Bottle

An erswhile normal yet cunningly-crafted bottle of Beck’s which, when inserted into a modern version of Thomas Edison’s phonograph, actually plays music.

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Technology at the Dining Table

AR foodstuffs, digital cutlery & neuroscientific pairings. A new Flavour Journal article explores the dining (and drinking) table of the future.


W&P Cocktail Kit

From converted ’50s suitcases to custom-made carryalls, a place to keep one’s drinking accoutrements is surely a necessity.


Happiness Brewery

So you think bottling sound is awesome? That’s nothing. Try bottling memory.


Jameson x Reservoir Dogs

Your chance to win a limited edition tie from Savile Row-trained Richard William Green thanks to Jameson Cult FIlm Club.


Barrel-ageing cocktails just got a lot easier (and more affordable) with these variously-charred Oenowood blocks.


Skull Ice Cube

Slow-frozen ice blocks? Spheres? Diamonds? Why not just stick an ice skull in your glass and be rock ‘n’ roll done with it.


Sempli Vaso-Vino

Spare a moment for the decanter. Useful, elegant – your grandmother’s lump of ugly crystal never looked this good, that’s for sure.


Re: Sound Bottle

You can bottle fine Scotch Whisky. You can bottle artisanal perfume. And now, you can even bottle sound itself.


Don Julio Christmas Gift Guide

Partnering up with the good folk at Don Julio, here’s this year’s The Boilermaker Christmas Gift Guide. Go on: elevate your holiday.


Sailor Jerry: The Anthem

As a testament to their rock ‘n’ roll creds, Sailor Jerry have put together what might be the antithesis of the ubiquitous maker film. (Comedy overdub at the end notwithstanding.)


Junk Bonds

Hurricane Sandy brought out the best in NY’s bartending community. And one self-initiated recovery plan caught our attention in particular: namely Fort Defiance’s bar icon Junk Bonds.



From bitterness and alpha acid content to aroma and flavour profiles, this is one data viz that deserves a spot on every modern (home) brewery wall.