Short Reads


Johnnie Walker Gift Translator

This Christmas, Johnnie Walker have unleashed the Gift Translator – a genius Facebook viral in which a smooth, sarcastic chap in a turtleneck reveals the true meaning behind your prezzies.



With a little help from Ketel One, Soho’s celebrated Quo Vadis bar is gaining a little sister. Well, not so much a sister, perhaps, as fully re-vamped appendage…


LayerxLayer Aprons

Protect your bartending finery without looking like a suburban grandmother – care of some charmingly utilitarian aprons by LayerxLayer.


Seasonal Bling

Belevedere go silver; Moët go gold. Same contents. Shiny new bottles. ‘Tis the season to go lim-ed.


Crowd-Sauced: Funkin Fusion

Off the back of their Funkin Fusion cocktail competition, those purveyors of pre-packaged purée purity release three intriguing new flavour combinations.


Max Spencer: Hire This Man

From product to graphic design, conceptualisation to some simply stunning illustration. Max Spencer is a man to keep your eye on.


Walmart Goes Wine-In-A-Box

Self-serving oenomatics these most certainly ain’t. But bartenders, fear for your lives nevertheless. The end may well be nigh.


Macallan Masters of Photography

For this year’s Masters of Photography, the folks at Macallan brought the photographer Albert Watson on board to chart the journey their oak casks make from the woodlands of Spain upto their Speyside estate.


Liquor Store

Clothing meet booze in the heart of NYC. Could we be any happier?


Merlet et Fils x 69 Cognac

Merlet et Fils produce a new, jointly-branded Cognac to play (at least initially) as Tony Conigliaro’s house pour at 69 Colebrooke Row.


Class Awards 2010

Once again, it was that time of year: when the stars of the UK bar scene gather under one roof for the annual Class Awards – the UK’s very own Alco-Oscars.