The holidays are over and hot teas are even more appreciated on these cloudy, autumnal afternoons, blankets have been taken out from the closets, and pubs are filling up with people in search of a cozy place to spend a night out. The end of Summer marks a new beginning and here at Kapranos we have witnessed many new beginnings. From the opening of the first distillery in the Isle of Raasay, to the launch of a new prison-themed pop-up bar, to the new concept of hair-clubbing, Londoners have been quite busy this September and here are some of our best bits from this month.
1. Esquire Online featured London Mezcal Week, a week dedicated to celebrate mezcal, Mexican culture, art and food, in their 15-17th of September weekend guide.
2. ELLE also featured what is known as ‘tequila’s sexier cousin’ in the drink section of the best things to do on the 15-17th September.
3. Red magazine featured Phillippa Guy, who is the first female in over 100 years to become the senior bartender of the American Bar at the Savoy.
4. BLADE, the innovative hair club in the heart of Soho, appeared in Stella Magazine and The Telegraph, with a chance for Telegraph’s subscribers to win a free haircut.
5. Whisky makers R&B Distillers officially opened the Isle of Raasay Distillery, the first (legal!) whisky distillery on this small Scottish island of Raasay. The launch was featured in The Times.
6. The prison-themed pop up bar Alcotraz, inspired by the San Francisco Bay fortress, was included in the Evening Standard’s article about ‘High Drama Dining’.
7. The ‘Prison Break’ at Alcotraz was also featured in Metro’s Eat & Drink section.
8. This month The Nudge reviewed Laphet, a new Burmese restaurant and described it ‘as dangerously good as it sounds’.
9. ‘The ultimate day-to-night destination’, OSLO Hackney, was featured in Stylist’s “The best London haunts for a knockout rum cocktail”