Latest Short Reads


Follow The Woody

The Hendrick’s car still brings a gin-tinged smile and Alex Kammerling has his cocktail ice-cream bike. But this – by Brad Ford, Jim Meehan and Moore & Giles – blows them out the water.


Remy Martin Seduction Series

Created by Merve Kahraman for Rémy Martin, The “Seduction Series” is a portable experience in liquid luxury. Jewellery meets shot glass.


London Cocktail Week

It’s London Cocktail Week time again – and we have a feeling that this year is going to be one for the books. Want to know why and where to find us? Read on…


Scientific Cherries

When Darcy O’Neil popped this recipe for real homemade maraschino cocktail cherries, we were all over it like felines on excessively-warmed metallic roofing.


Unlike London Bar Guide

Often we’re asked where one can find London’s top cocktails and finest barkeeps. Here, in a short video is the answer and some of our favourite drinkeries in this fair city.


WSJ: The Peat Racer

Here’s a simple two-part recipe from the WSJ to start our Boilermaker recipes rolling: a smokey beaut that balances the peaty strength of Laphroig with a bitter IPA.


Crown Maple Syrup

Tell me you don’t just want to pour this (in cinematic slow motion) all over a stack of fluffy pancakes, scattered with fresh seasonal fruits – or bacon, if that’s your thang…



We’ve been hunting lately for a new wine read, and this hefty hardback tome from the chaps at Tong Magazine seems to fit the bill pretty much perfectly.


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.


The Whistling Shop Emporium

Forget the old idea of history as a land of textbooks. Instead, picture a small room, good for about eight guests, where The History of Rum comes alive. And dives into a glass…

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Now, this is something we hope to see much more of: design brands, pairing up with alcoholic craftsmen to yield a product that glows right from packaging through to the liquid within.


Absolut x Gareth Pugh

Sometimes brand collaborations get it right. And sometimes they absolutely don’t. Which, then, is this new bat-ish Absolut pair-up with fashion designer Gareth Pugh?


Backporch Cold Brewed

Sidestepping the slight illusory sense of scale in this image, the growing trend for pre-bottled cold-brewed coffee has just gained another hero in our books.


Sharp and Dapper

For the active gentleman, with all that cocktail-shaking, hound-walking and other such rigorous gentlemanly pursuits, what is a chap to do to help keep one’s shirttails in place?


The Very Many Varieties of Beer

Whether you’re a brew-newbie or a seasoned hand on the good ship Beer, let this impressive chart of the world’s lagers, ales, porters and stouts lend a navigational hand.


More School, More Booze

Warning: this post might get a little academic. But that’s okay because it will probably also get more drunk. You see, the higher your level of education the more you spend on booze.


Gucci Rubber Moccasins

Gucci. Rubber. Loafers. Yes, you read that right. But for working on an apocalyptic Friday behind the stick or cycling in this summer of rain, are these the best shoes ever?