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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?

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Pop Bottles

Who doesn’t love when young, underdog designers go to work on big brands? Not us, that’s for sure. And Anna Utopia Giordano’s mock booze-baby-bottles demonstrate precisely why.

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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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Constitutions of Cocktails

The latest booze-related infographic from Brooklyn’s Pop Chart Lab is a sprawling breakdown of 68 classic cocktails and what’s in them. And it’s for sale.

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How To Stock A Home Bar

Mr Porter help out a certain young chap with a heartfelt dilemma. How exactly does one stock a home bar rather than just empty the darn thing?

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Mr Miller’s Boiler Maker

What, I hear you ask, does a line-up of intriguing martini variations have to do with the bartender’s favourite shot-and-a-beer? Candice Longmire, it seems has the answer.

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Mixed Reviews

From Sideways’ Cab Sav to A Clockwork Orange’s narcotic-laced milk, here’s a cute-as-a-drunken-button alcographic to brighten your Friday.

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Karlsson Unfiltered

The gap between marketing ploy and honourable initiative can be a furry wee beast. But the new Karlsson’s Gold Vodka project, Unfiltered, fills us with a hopeful glow.

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Seasonal Sips

We’ve been erring towards the verbose a little of late. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, per se, how does a spot of Qiu Yang’s cocktail eye candy sound?

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Scotch In A Can

RTDs come in all sorts of flavours and varieties: gin and tonics, bourbon and cokes, even pre-mixed Mojitos. But this? Why this is just pure Scotch. In a can. No, really.

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Am I Drinking Too Much?

Food writer Rose Prince unleashes an impassioned stab at the medical profession and their conflicting view of we-who-love-a-dram-or-two. Hear hear.