Latest Short Reads

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Art Beyond The Glass

Bartenders are real people too. And now many of LA’s bar-types are getting a chance to flex their creative, non-liquid muscles. All real bartenders. All real artists.

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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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Captain Morgan Black Chest

Dark, brooding, luxurious, and with a leather-clad hip flask. Plus it comes in its own tidy-looking chest. Yespleaseandthankyou.

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The Kamm & Sons Foundation

£1000. And it can’t be a cocktail. This has to be one of the more interesting cocktail competitions to date. And it’s from a boutique brand that we love. Well, that’s handy…

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The Dream of the 1890s

Ironic videos might well abound, poking fun at revivalism. But this Portlandia video is just genius. So wax your ‘tache, hand-carve an ice-cube, then crank up the volume and enjoy.

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170 Year Old Beer

Whisky from the future. Now beer from the past. Is the scientific recreation of a 170 year old beer from remains found in a sunken ship foolish or fascinating?

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Beer Is Good

Beer makes you smart. Fact. (Well, sort-of-fact.) But it does a whole lot more than even that. Don’t believe us?

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U.S. Whiskey Map

Sometimes it’s your keys you can’t find. Sometimes it’s the way back home. And sometimes you just need to find the nearest whisk(e)y distillery.

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We Are What We Eat

The folks at Massive Health break down the wheres, whats, whens, hows and with whoms that drive our food consumption.

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Political Affiliation By Drink

It has long been known that one’s bar order speaks volumes about you. And now there are numbers and pictures to prove it.

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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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Monkey Shoulder Chocolate Trail

There’s something in the event-water at William Grant. Take this cute bit of Easter activity from Monkey Shoulder, and Hendrick’s joining forces with the Young Turks pop-up restaurant.

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Ardbeg: Interstellar Isla

So the folks at Ardbeg have packed some of their whisky-goodness into a rocket and fired it into space. No, really. And here are our humble thoughts on the whole crazy mission.

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Culinary Odyssey

The Future of Food and Drink is a pretty hot topic. And those culinary creatives Bompas & Parr join the fray with this entertaining exploration of the distant gastro-future.

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Whisky Barrel Sunglasses

Yes, sunglasses frames made out of whiskey barrels could have been so crass as to be offensive. But this Bushmills x Shwood collaboration actually manages to hit the mark.

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Stewed, Shoed & Tattooed

With a title like that (a cheeky play on Norman ‘Sailor’ Jerry’s old slogan), how can a man of alcohol and ink not fall head-over-heels with this booze-led collaboration?

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Pick Your Poison

Folk may lie when it comes to revealing how much they actually drink. But does that mean there’s no benefit in their observations?

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Unholy Wine

Across the hallowed bar top, spaketh the old guard, thou shalt not discuss matters of either politics, sport or religion. But what about when it comes to the liquid inside your glass?