Equipment

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J. L. Lawson & Co.

Never before have we lusted for a corkscrew. But then, never before had we beheld this gleaming chunk of solid brass and stainless steel. From this day forth, we are spoiled.

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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.

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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.

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Range

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.

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W&P Cocktail Kit

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

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Oenowood

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

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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.

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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.

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Re: Sound Bottle

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

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Enkaja Modular Cocktails

As a devotee of the well-crafted cocktail, it’s hard not to be rendered mildly speechless by the Enkaja modular cocktail concept. And not in a good way.

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The Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker

Once more has the humble American mason jar raised its head in the cocktail world. And once more is it a joy and pleasure to behold. And, yes, once more do we want one.

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Bar10der

At some level, we can’t help but respect the Ikea-ish Bar10der’s Swiss Army approach to combatting the entire gamut of problems that the bartending world could possibly ever throw at you.

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50 Ways To Open Your Beer

While we could muster something about this inspirational work of beer-art, it’s probably best to let it speak for itself. Plus, the chaps over at Kegworks got to the Paul Simon gag first.

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Cuppow & the Audio Jar

The humble mason’s jar, beloved from Williamsburg to Dalson, goes convertible. Need a take-away coffee cup? How about an open source speaker system? Ball’s have it covered…

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Bicycle Can Cage

What’s a gent to do if he wants to port about a singular can of finest hop-based craft beer (or ale) on his two-wheeled steed? Behold the solution.

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Pernod Absinthe Cube Bar

For whatever reason, bars in boxes make us happy. And designer Piere Gonalons’ Cube Bar is our latest geometric infatuation.

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Speakeasy iPad Book

The world of cocktail literature moves on strange tides. PDT’s Jim Meehan and Little Branch’s Joseph Schwartz have released a new tome for bartenders. And it’s entirely digital.

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Bar-In-A-Box

This is the Martell Trunk. It’s designed by Pinel & Pinel. It’s absolutely beautiful. And we want one.

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Have Bike Will Drink

Rule #313 of Gentlemanly Conduct: Thou shalt not drive a motor car, especially within the city limits. But what then is a chap to do on those warm summer picnic days?

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ECAL x Guillaume Noiseux

The University of Art and Design Lausanne together with Guillaume Noiseaux have created the perfect storage option for those vintage bitters you’ve been eyeing up.

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Suitcase Liquor Cabinet

If one of those lim-ed Perrier Jouet Dandy Bags wasn’t enough for you, then how’s this vintage Brooklyn flea market suitcase, converted into a fully-functioning back-bar?

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Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. And when that fire is fuelled by a bottle or three of bubbles, this is the beast you need to reach for.

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What To Pack?

Whether you’re a photographer, bartender, novelist or general homme du monde, getting one’s carry-on luggage down pat, is a vital skill in today’s international age.