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  • 2. ALCOHOL
  • 3. ESQUIRE PROMOTION A league ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION Jeans, £95, Blazer, WHERE TO TRY IT by Gant £275, WHERE TO TRY IT Trading up Jacket, £395, by Tommy by J Crew at Hilfiger Your East Coast style will look You don’t have to be Stateside Mr Porter perfectly at home in these of its own to drink cocktails worthy of Wall upmarket watering holes Street. Try these British bankers’ favourites instead. THE MANHATTAN Raise the bar with the New York As with so many of the classics, power brokers’ cocktail of choice: the origins of the Manhattan is This spring/summer, toast the resurgence of Ivy League style obscure. Though popular myth a Woodford Reserve Manhattan has it that it was created under with a classic American drink: the Woodfordian the instructions of Winston THE BOTANIST Churchill’s mother, in reality it COQ D’ARGENT, LONDON THE WOODFORDIAN RECIPE Preppy has never been out of is more likely to have first been Whether al fresco on the terrace, INGREDIENTS style in this part of London, so mixed at a bar on Broadway near or in the busy brasserie-cum-bar, As with all the best cocktails, 50ml Woodford Reserve you can rub cashmere-clad Houston Street in the mid-19th Ginger ale lap up the views across London’s the Woodfordian is a twist on shoulders with the locals while century. By 1884, the recipe as Lime wedge Square Mile. The Coq boasts a a classic — rye and ginger — sipping well-made drinks. While we know it had been recorded in impressive cocktail list, but stick which was originally METHOD relaxed and airy for lunch, come Byron’s Modern Bartenders’ Guide. Shirt, £165, Pour the Woodford Reserve cocktail hour this place is packed, Complex and aromatic, the Leather bag, with the classics and order a conceived in the (surprisingly) by Turnbull bourbon into a tall glass filled Woodford Reserve Manhattan. fertile ground of Prohibition. so book ahead. 7 Sloane Square, Manhattan cocktail combines & Asser at £515, by with ice, add a small squeeze of the sweet, smooth, spiciness of Dunhill at 1 Poultry, London EC2 (+44 20 7395 Prior to the Twenties, straight lime and top up with ginger ale. London SW1 (+44 20 7730 0077 Mr Porter Garnish with a lime wedge. Shirt, £185, Woodford Reserve bourbon with Mr Porter 5000 rye whiskey was the drink of by Gucci at herbal vermouth and, for balance, working-class USA, but once a dash of bitters. Bittersweet Money clip, alcohol was banned the £95, by quality of whiskey became notes from the cherry garnish Tommy Hilfiger Aspinal Viktor & Rolf bring the bourbon’s fruitiness questionable. To make it Socks, £15, by palatable, ginger ales, such Smart Turnout to the fore. It’s the best possible showcase for a small-batch as Canada Dry, were added to crafted whiskey. the spirit. Although created more by accident than design, the combination became NOTTING HILL BRASSERIE RECIPE TIGERLILY, EDINBURGH popular, earning its place in Shoes, £170, by Grenson INGREDIENTS GET THE LOOK Tie, £75, by Behind the Georgian facade lies this thoroughly modern bar and the States’ drinking lexicon. Ninety-two, the Brasserie’s discreet bar, gets the balance of Canali at The Woodfordian is a neat 40ml Woodford Reserve restaurant. Glistening bottles and understated luxury and enjoyable 20ml Martini Rosso Mr Porter way to bring rye and ginger up 2 dashes Angostura bitters To say style matters on Wall Street is sparkling service make Tigerlily a to date, switching straight rye ambiance just right. Pull up a chair Maraschino cherry to garnish an understatement: the firm you work must-visit on the Edinburgh bar for hand-crafted bourbon. The at the chrome-clad bar for a for, your seniority, your salary, whether scene. The expert bartenders blend of ginger and zesty lime pre- or post-dinner cocktail, or METHOD Stir all the ingredients with ice, you’re sell- or buy-side and a myriad deliver an impeccably made with the smooth and spicy perhaps a glass of champagne. strain into a pre-chilled cocktail of other subtleties can influence your Manhattan with ease, either at Woodford Reserve makes for It’s a true neighbourhood gem. glass and garnish with a cherry. dress code. But the beating heart the bar or from a trolley at your a complex drink that’s as 92 Kensington Park Road, Notting of any banker’s wardrobe is the suit. table. 125 George Street (+44 131 American as apple pie — and Hill Gate, London W11 Opt for a neat cut in a conservative 225 5005 every bit as tasty. ( colour — brands such as Brooks Brothers are famously popular with Braces, £55, FINISHING TOUCHES GET THE LOOK Woodford Reserve is available to purchase in Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, FROM ACROSS THE POND the Wall Street contingent. If you’re Woodford Reserve is available to purchase in Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Ensure that your Asda and other good retailers. Please enjoy responsibly ( by Drakes at Asda and other good retailers. Please enjoy responsibly ( channelling Gordon Gekko in Wall Mr Porter cocktail preparation You don’t need a degree from As cocktail is as slick as your Street: Money Never Sleeps, then a shirt Princeton to carry off preppy historian David ensemble with the right with a contrast collar and cuffs should SETTING THE SCENE Right: New York Wondrich writes for do the job. Pair it with a medium-width SETTING THE SCENE kit. This sleek citrus- style, just look to the old-guard of Ivy League outfitters. This City’s famous US Esquire: “When squeezer, by Philippe Wall Street. properly built, the silk tie in a classic colour such as navy season’s collections from Ralph Starck, is a design If you work on New York’s Wall Street, Below: Keep up Manhattan is the or burgundy. The key rule to remember Unapologetically well-educated and spring/summer sees its return to Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and to date with the classic that’s as lunch might be for wimps but cocktail only cocktail that is this: don’t out-dress your boss, your ROYAL EXCHANGE GRAND CAFE unashamedly well-connected, Ivy the mainstream — and not just on functional as it is Brooks Brothers feature all the PARK HOUSE Wall Street hour is de rigueur. For centuries, its Journal online can slug it out bonus might depend on it. This legendary building is a League students came to define a the catwalk. Publishers have been attractive — perfect staples: embossed blazers, With the look and feel of a country toe-to-toe with the monument to banking. Swot up for juicing limes for bankers, power brokers and traders have distinct era in American style. vying to get preppy-inspired books neat polos, sharply pleated club, this chic bolt-hole (strictly martini. It’s bold Albermarle on your history of the business congregated in the Midtown financial Conceived in the hallowed halls of to market, from True Prep, Lisa your Woodfordian. And chinos and boat shoes (the best members only) has all the and fortifying, yet shoes, £640, centre, working hard and playing harder by admiring the 24 panels of art Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Brown et Birnbach’s update on the satirical make sure your ginger option if you want to wear your wood-panelled grandeur you as relaxing as a by Edward (as the slick bars and world-class dating from 1882, which depict ale is as high quality deep massage. JP Green al, this smart-casual aesthetic — Official Preppy Handbook (published trousers short and show your could require. Well-trained staff the life of the City, while savouring as your bourbon: we like restaurants they frequent testify). Take, Morgan used to have synonymous with badge-adorned in 1980), to Take Ivy, the much- ankles). For a more British twist, serve faultless cocktails, while a cocktail from the same era. Fever-Tree (available for example, the old-school Men’s Bar — one at the close of blazers, Oxford shirts and chinos — awaited reissue of Teruyoshi try preppy brands such as Aubin you relax and enjoy the views over The Royal Exchange, London EC3V nationwide). AKA the Bull & Bear — at the Waldorf- each trading day. was the unofficial uniform of the Hayashida’s 1965 photo essay. & Wills. Done well, Ivy League the gardens below. Astoria: it opens at 4pm, just as the stock It’s that kind (+44 20 7618 2480 royalexchange- Wasps (and those who emulated So sling your sweater round your Above: Harvard University in Citrus-squeezer, £47, by Alessi. style will look as at home in 20 Park Place, Cardiff (+44 29 2022 market closes, serving perfectly made of drink.” them). Though Ivy League style has shoulders, mix up a cocktail and Cambridge Massachusetts Left: True Prep by Lisa Birnbach Ginger ale, £1.79, by Fever-tree town as it does in the Hamptons. 4343 Manhattans to its exacting clientele. never disappeared completely, this prepare for the next preppidemic. with Chip Kidddocument4562392735926418441.indd 1 woodford reserve January 2012 11/11/11 10:34 AM document4562392735926418441.indd 2 11/11/11 10:34 AM document6352963308081691669.indd 1 woodford reserve March 2012 1/23/12 2:13 PM document6352963308081691669.indd 2 1/23/12 2:13 PM ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION SETTING THE SCENE THE WHISKEY SOUR WHERE TO TRY IT The whiskey sour was the drink of the Forties, when film-noir detectives Originally defined in the early 19th century These sophisticated drinking dens stalked the silver screen and always as a simple thing (a mixture of spirit, sugar, are the perfect place to savour a Woodford Reserve got their guy (if not the girl). And bitters and water), the “cocktail” has been is available to whiskey sour. Trilby not required now, following the recent smash-hit through many periods of reinvention. The purchase in game LA Noire, brooding lawmen in Eighties saw bartenders distracted by Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Asda and the mould of The Big Sleep’s Philip elaborate, umbrella-garnished confections, other good Marlowe are very much back in style. and men retreated to the safety of drinking retailers. Please In fact, much of the Forties feel enjoy responsibly spirits “on the rocks”. Thankfully, in recent ( — from the suits to the speakeasies, times cocktail trends have come full circle the tough times to the hard liquor and unadorned classics are back on the menu. — is relevant right now. As autumn These old-school recipes rely on precise approaches, take your cues from the quantities of premium ingredients to succeed. MONTGOMERY PLACE noir genre and enjoy sophisticated Take the whiskey sour, which was reputedly Inspired by cocktail drinking’s heyday Rex drinking in jazz-soaked stylish bars. created by Englishman Elliot Stubb in the and Fifties New York, this intimate Rex 1870s when he ran a bar in Peru. The venue mixes modern luxuries with a Clockwise from top left: Bird & Diz by jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker and combination of lemon, sugar and bourbon over vintage style to good effect. The Clockwise from top left: Bird & Diz by jazz and Barbara Stanwyck Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie; Fred MacMurray saxophonist Charlie in 1944’s ice is a sublime drink, which reached its back bar glints invitingly with a trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie; Chandlers classic crime novel, The Big 1944’s Double Indemnity; Raymond Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Sleep apogee of popularity in the Forties. fulsome selection of spirits, and the Double Indemnity; Raymond Chandlers classic crime novel, The Big Sleep To taste this underrated, purist’s favourite American-style snack list is worth Dark spirit properly, you’ll need just-squeezed citrus tucking into. 31 Kensington Park Road, juice, freshly made ice and a top-notch London W11 ( bourbon. Small-batch triple distilled Woodford Reserve has natural sweetness and rich, honeyed flavours, which contrast with the lemon, Inspired by film noir’s cool, edgy Forties aesthetic, a making it the perfect pour Woodford Reserve whiskey sour is our drink of the moment for a whiskey sour. 69 COLEBROOKE ROW Cocktail maestro Tony Conigliaro’s London bar, 69 Colebrooke, serves some of the best drinks in town in one of the coolest locations. Its dimly lit, noir-inspired interior is simply and stylishly done. Pull up a wooden bar stool and watch the Clockwise from top: mixologists at work — a whiskey sour trenchcoat, £995, by Burberry; white shirt, is a great place to start. £85, by Brooks 69 Colebrooke Row London N1 (+44 Brothers; tie, £270, 7540 528 593 by Lanvin; Oxford shoes, £655, by John Lobb, all at mrporter. com. Trilby, £195, by Lock & Co Hatters GET THE LOOK Lanvin Channel Humphrey Bogart and RECIPE Robert Mitchum at their sleuthing THE RACONTEUR INGREDIENTS best to get the Forties look bang The bar stalwarts behind cocktail 50ml Woodford Reserve on. A trench coat — see this 25ml lemon juice tavern The Raconteur have got it 1tsp caster sugar bang on. Its carefully thought-out month’s back page — is an essential for autumn/winter ½ egg white (optional) MIX IT UP drinks, both classic and newly A now classic variation on the (Burberry and Aquascutum make METHOD whiskey sour is to shake it with an invented, are excellent, and the timeless examples), and is key to Shake all the ingredients (add the egg white. The protein acts as an Woodford Reserve sours are served egg white for that creamy texture) emulsifier to create a smooth and as we like them: correctly garnished the moody silhouette. Team this with ice and strain into an silky textured drink that enhances with dark suiting — but make sure ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish the soft flavours in the Woodford and with some nibbles on the side. the look is contemporary by with a maraschino cherry. Reserve — such as the vanilla, which 50 Dean Street, Stockbridge, keeping the cut slim. comes from the charred oak barrels. Edinburgh (+44 131 343 3221 woodford reserve September 2011 document20459.indd 1 7/8/11 3:40:56 PM document20459.indd 2 7/8/11 3:41:03 PM
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EsquirE promotion EsquirE promotionPROMOTION “Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire have served up on ice with a further spring of mint. had an effect on the trend for Refinement, though, was drinks such as bourbon on the rocks never the drink’s point: “Virginians drank the Julep as — drinks that are clean and simple” a morning bracer,” Vernon reveals, “and it was at the cultish, art deco- not uncommon to find traditionally drunk through an inspired Flatiron Lounge, bartenders brewing their own actual reed of straw in place describes the surging today, Williams says, a of a plastic one.” interest in mixed drinks and process that takes six to That same edginess 2 their increasingly avant- eight weeks. “We’re geeks,” increasingly commands IN SEARCH garde ingredients. “Craft he adds. “This is what we do.” appeal in the Big Apple and bitters” — home- or With an unofficial policy beyond as cocktails are micro-brewed versions of the that “We serve guests, not deformalised and returned empire state classic cocktail cocktails”, the emphasis at to their everyman roots: OF THE accoutrement — are a key Flatiron is on the drinker, and American whiskey was, part of that. Ranged across sometimes the drinker is after all, the people’s drink. the brass bar top is a behind the bar. Thomas And perhaps nowhere gets GREAT of mind kaleidoscopic array of rare Vernon steps round to make quite as raw as PDT (Please examples in attractive, that sharpest of bourbon- Don’t Tell) in the East paper-wrapped bottles: based cocktails: a Mint Julep. Village. Regularly voted AMERICAN there’s Peychaud and Xocolatl Two spoons of sugar, one into the top two or three Molé, Hellfire Habanero, measure of Woodford Reserve bars in the polls that matter, We TAKe MANHATTAN ON THe FIRST OF THRee JOURNeYS Falernum and Amargo and a handful of mint, it’s a hard-to-find and Chuncho — more exotic “slapped and tickled”, he harder-to-get-into place OF COCKTAIl DISCOVeRY WITH WOODFORD ReSeRVe 3 COCKTAIL concoctions than you could explains, so as not to break that’s all the more intriguing shake a swizzle stick at. It’s the veins in the leaves, then for being attached to a Confidence is the definer of the The tweed-jacketed cat at PART 1: NEW YORK great American tradition of cocktail drinking: confidence in the bar — Thomas Vernon, brand ambassador for Woodford the drink, the place, the time Reserve and Esquire’s companion — above all, in the feeling. If, for on the road — contemplates his example, you find yourself in drink, takes a sip, then remarks: The Campbell Apartment — a “You couldn’t sum up New York hard-to-locate, easy-to-enjoy in a drink any better. After 5 bar buried deep in New York’s Prohibition, the Manhattan was Grand Central Station — around cemented as a discerning drink. lunchtime on a Friday, there It’s the perfect exclamation Old Fashioned. “When they 1. Hotel Elysée’s Monkey Bar would be little doubt that mark for the end of the day.” have money, they’ll celebrate 2. Bull & Bear Bar, cocktail time had arrived. It’s true, and he’d know: with a drink.” Waldorf-Astoria Dust particles hang in the being steeped in the lore and 1 4 Whatever the time of day, 3. The Campbell Apartment sunbeams streaming through arcanum of cocktail culture, in Midtown a cocktail remains 4. Please Don’t Tell the huge stained glass window, the toast to a notion of 5. Flatiron Lounge as a Manhattan — two measures US whiskey and the muscular The sacred and the profane money — not only as the stuff smooth pleasure-seeking 6. King Cole Bar, of Woodford Reserve bourbon, “You couldn’t sum up New York cocktails it forms the basis of combine in this ornate, hushed you spend, but as the way you that’s been eternally St Regis Hotel one of vermouth, a dash of better in a drink... the Manhattan — the Old Fashioned, Mint Julep, and endlessly smooth bar (in live, just like Vince Vaughn American since Jerry Thomas 7. Employees only (overleaf) bitters and a twist of orange New York Sour, Sazerac and so the pantheon of drinking these coined it in Swingers. wrote his iconic cocktail — is strained into a gleaming is the perfect exclamation mark on — it was a man called Bob on bourbon-based cocktails are Nor, we found, does text, The Bartender’s Guide, cocktail glass and placed upon the other side of the “stick” at back in 1862. for the end of the day” near-holy, while the mural in austerity get in the way of the immaculate wooden bar top the King Cole who confirmed it. question shows Old King Cole bourbon drinking at the Hotel – 6 by a man called Tony. Beneath the immense passing wind), which has other drinks that are clean and Prohibition and the Great Elysée’s Monkey Bar — think Yet what Don Draper and his This amber, anachronistic 27-year-old Vernon can talk As Vernon had already mural commissioned in 1906 claims to fame: New York’s first simple and don’t have 50 Depression, given today’s luxuriant lighting, chambray sharp-suited ad-seers might room with its tartan walls — like endlessly about both the past noted, “Sophistication and style by the magnate John Jacob Bloody Mary was made here. million options to them.” somewhat straitened times. tablecloths, a noodling jazz not have been able to predict a laird’s secret retreat — and and the future of drinking; the never go out of fashion, they Astor to the artist Maxfield “Sex & the City led to an Cocktails are booming Not that you’d get that duo and exotic South Sea was how the 24-carat gigantic fireplace seems a science of spirits and the art of just come back round again.” We Parrish, Bob mixed a New York, explosion of Cosmopolitans,” again (“Tending bar is 10 times impression from the Bull & Bear frescoes on the wall; like classicism of Midtown place given to conspiracy and service. Yet far from reaching had discovered that firsthand New York with laser-style Bob said, pausing to consider harder than when I started,” Bar at the Waldorf-Astoria, to Gaugain transported to East cocktail culture would also deal-making, where serious the American drinking dream so an hour or so before in the expertise: a half measure of the contemporary history of notes Bob. “Is it more exciting? which we stroll later that 54th Street. Fortunes come blend and infuse into men discuss ways to make a soon, we had only just begun: sumptuous King Cole Bar of the Woodford Reserve, quarter- stylish drinking. “But Mad Men Absolutely”), particularly the afternoon. Named in honour of and go, but the cocktail something more innovative, million, and then a million more. New York was just the first stop St Regis Hotel, not so far away inch of each vermouth and and Boardwalk Empire have whiskey-based repertoire, and the capricious gods of the remains: “When people have edgy and raw. To discover In New York, as the guys on a westward journey to in the canyons of Midtown apple schnapps, stirred not had a more recent effect [in there’s some irony in the fact stock market and themed after no money, they will that, we head south. from Mad Men might have it, Chicago and Seattle in search Manhattan. If there’s been shaken (since the latter the trend for] drinks such as that the bourbon-based the glories of hunting, this commiserate with a drink,” “The cocktail movement” Please enjoy responsibly ( any time is cocktail time. of the great American cocktail. something of a renaissance in flattens out the flavours). bourbon on the rocks — classics first flourished under vast, exquisite room screams Vernon points out, lifting an is how KJ Williams, bartender document881346945791479913.indd 5 11/13/12 2:15 PM document881346945791479913.indd 1 11/13/12 2:12 PM document881346945791479913.indd 2 11/13/12 2:13 PM document881346945791479913.indd 3 11/13/12 2:14 PM ESQUIRE PROMOTION MIXING THE CLASSICS subterranean, neon-lit them into more intimate Two heritage fast-food joint, Crif Dogs, on St Mark’s Place. (Think Waka Flocka Flame on the groups. It was less blingy.” Yes, PDT is far more than an exercise in pastiche and THOMAS VERNON Q&A cocktails to stir, not shake boombox, tattoos, neon, nostalgia. Its extraordinary arcade games and diners menu (try the bacon-infused Why is the bourbon cocktail credited with classifying the gnawing on condiment- Old Fashioned, served in a experiencing a renaissance? rules of bourbon, perfected and encrusted ’dogs, a can of tumbler over a gigantic, American whiskey is darker and mastered his skills at the site Pabst beer in their fists.) crystal-clear block of ice) warmer than other spirits and where Woodford Reserve is now Suddenly, Midtown seems a represents a reinvention of has shaped all the classic drinks: based, so the brand has a world away the classic American cocktail the Manhattan, Old Fashioned massive amount of heritage. Yet those guests, like at precisely the point where and Julep are all American Every bourbon has a “mash bill”, Thomas Vernon, who know the innovation meets tradition, whiskey-based. Single malt has a which is the percentage of corn, form, gravitate to the adjoining while PDT’s endlessly cigars and slipper vibe, whereas malted barley and rye it contains. phone booth, pick up the attentive bartenders also people see American whiskey as With 18 per cent of the latter, handset and dial: a door is embody the place’s 7 more sociable and relaxed Woodford Reserve has a big rye opened, a hand extended, and elitism-for-everyone ethos. A keen observer of the scene, though increasingly, finish. Rye is the flavour grain, a skilled and sharp-witted MANHATTAN the otherworldly yin to Crif “Cocktails needed to be as no-less sophisticated. which gives that spicy, peppery, bartender, and now the brand Dogs’ yang is revealed: put on a throne to get people “The classic speakeasy — this ambassador for Woodford menthol and anise dryness. But INGREDIENTS How does Woodford Reserve it’s also about the balance — the 40ml Woodford Reserve suddenly we’re into a gothic to treat bartenders like cocktail cornucopia that sommeliers and chefs,” is what drinking American Reserve bourbon — there isn’t fit into bourbon’s history? sweetness from the oak comes 20ml Martini Rosso 2 dashes Angostura Bitters much about contemporary Irish and Scottish settlers came through, and the corn is the makes you think that if Meehan says. “They were whiskey is all about” cocktail culture that 27-year-old to the US bringing a wealth of weight behind it. Woodford’s Orange twist Luxardo cocktail cherry secrecy can be this attractive, vapid fashion, as opposed to Thomas Vernon doesn’t know. distilling knowledge with them; master distiller, Chris Morris, has why not bring Prohibition back. a process-oriented craft Whiskey Sour with Woodford the great American Cocktail? After more than a decade in the they settled in Virginia, put an innovation spin on METHOD “The classic speakeasy,” driven by a trained Reserve. Theatre and We dare not ask, returning trade, from opening bars in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, bourbon, too, and has identified Fill a Boston shaker with ice, add nods Vernon, with a grin. “ professional.” experience make a drink, and to the bar instead for a final ingredients and stir. Strain into a Leeds to tending across some of where Woodford Reserve is key flavour points: the grain, the chilled cocktail glass. Spray the This is what drinking US And that’s how cocktails there’s plenty of both to dose of “medicine” in the form the UK’s most sophisticated based. Kentucky has an ageing process and the wood oils from a twist of orange over the whiskey is all about.” are venerated at Employee’s captivate at EO. But the palm of two Penicillins, a toddy-like joints (Portobello Star in London, abundance of corn and used, the fermentation process. top and then discard. Add the PDT opened in 2007, says Only (EO), a cab ride away on reader who sits in the window, whiskey-based drink. Chicago Manchester’s Socio Rehab wonderfully hard water — cocktail cherry to the glass to garnish, and serve. manager Jim Meehan, an Hudson and among the between the bouncers and beckons in the morning, and among them), Vernon brings a quality water makes quality Where do you see cocktail auspicious time given that hottest of NYC’s new tier of the inner sanctum, isn’t just with it a whole new city full of wealth of expertise and whiskey, and Kentucky sits on a culture going next? the economy was tanking. But speakeasy-inspired joints. for show: it was once common flavours to explore. We raise dedication to that finest of limestone shelf. The rules on The trend now is for twisting the that had its benefits: “People The elbow-to-elbow crush is practice for speakeasies to our glasses in anticipation. activities: drinking in style. making bourbon are strict — you classics, updating them for went from a culture of recommendation in itself, as create a smokescreen – have to use 51 per cent corn, and today’s social drinking. People conspicuous consumption to are the drinks: Vernon against the roaming Feds. Go to to read What’s your definition of a white oak charred barrels. The are becoming more discerning good cocktail? wood is very important — — they like to know where a drink these hidden, smaller, den- watches with rapt attention What does she read into our Woodford Reserve Road Drinks are occasion-specific; Kentucky has extremes of has come from, so there is an type places, and it brought as the bartender makes a deft the future of our search for Trip blog a lot of a drink is atmosphere and temperature, so there is a lot of educational element to working ©2012 WOODFORD RESERVE. WOODFORD RESERVE IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED where you are. A Manhattan in interaction with the wood in terms over the bar. They are also AMERICAN WHISKEY: A BRIEF HISTORY Manhattan is a classic — the drink epitomises the city. A good of expansion and contraction. Woodford Reserve makes its varying what they drink, and people have returned to a more From humble beginnings to international acclaim — how bourbon shook the world cocktail should be balanced, and own barrels to ensure complete bitter style of drink. At the end of classics are classics for a good control over the process. the Nineties, sweet was good — OLD FASHIONED reason: drinks like the fresh fruit, sharp colours and lots 1785 Manhattan, Old Fashioned, What’s unique about of sugar. Now it’s more about INGREDIENTS Bourbon County is formed, named Sazerac, Sour and Boilermaker Woodford Reserve? tasting the spirit in your glass, 50ml Woodford Reserve after the Bourbon Royal Family, to have stood the test of time. James Crow, the Scotsman and the craft that goes with it. 1 white sugar cube honour French assistance during 1821 Angostura bitters the American Revolutionary War. Stout & Adams of Good-quality ice Maysville offers to sell What’s the key to being a good Orange twist to garnish “bourbon whiskey” by 2010 1803 bartender? the barrel in the Western Woodford Reserve Distillery A bartender should be a friend, a METHOD The Mint Julep — a precursor to the Citizen of Paris, Bourbon takes the gong for Whisky Place the sugar cube into an Old modern cocktail — gets its first recorded County — the drink’s sports columnist, joke-teller and Brand Innovator of the Year Fashioned or rocks glass and add mention. English tutor John Davis wrote first mention in print. raconteur, as well as a drinks at Whisky Magazine’s Icons three dashes of bitters. Add a it was “a dram of spirituous liquor... of Whisky Awards. maker. People behind the bar teaspoon of water and using the taken by Virginians of a morning.” see bartending as a noble art; back of a tablespoon crush the sugar cube until partially they take pride in their work. It’s dissolved. Add 25ml of Woodford 1812 all about making people’s night Reserve bourbon and two ice The Old Oscar Pepper distillery — you’re facilitating a guest’s cubes and stir for 30 seconds. Add is founded on the site that 2007 good time and it’s about reading the remaining 25ml of whiskey and later becomes home to 1874 US spirits exports — the some more ice and stir until you a situation. It is really about Woodford Reserve. Dr James The Manhattan was NOT created by majority of which are have the required dilution. Garnish Crow formalises the bourbon Winston Churchill’s mother in the American whiskey — exceeds looking after people with the orange twist and serve. process here. Manhattan Club this year, as myth US$1bn for the first time. and being humble. has it. Its exact origins are unknown, American whiskey is now but it was thought to have been first sold in more than mixed in the city four years earlier. 100 countries. document881346945791479913.indd 6 11/13/12 2:15 PM document881346945791479913.indd 4 woodford reserve January 2013 11/13/12 2:14 PM
  • 5. ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION 1. The Aviary bar THAT OLD SWEET 2. Nellcôte 3. Quay 4. The Aviary drinks lab 4 HOME CHICAGO FOR THE SECOND STOP ON OUR GREAT COCKTAIL ODYSSEY, WE HEAD WEST 1 every inch the player in a leather (reservations by text only). “This is the veneration of the cocktail, not to TO CHICAGO, DISCOVERING A CITY WHERE TRADITION WELCOMES INNOVATION 1 jacket and Ray-Bans, Charles Joly pinnacle, the ultimate,” says a clearly mention the welcome — that easy pulls up outside The Aviary bar in the very impressed Thomas Vernon as we feeling of a drink in your hand and a Meatpacking District in his cherry ascend the stairs back into the lounge. chat with the bartender — which also America is unique in its ability to Al Capone and his gangsters — could red Cadillac Coupe De Ville. With a smile, he ushers us inside for a tour pair tradition with innovation — hardly be more emblematic of the “Both are united in their veneration of the honouring what’s authentic while smooth confidence of boom-time that will reveal the leading edge of finding increasingly sophisticated America. The hotel was originally America’s cocktail avant-garde. cocktail and the easy welcome that’s part ways to experiment, improve and built in 1871 at a cost of $575,000 by What isn’t being done at The Aviary arguably isn’t worth doing; the of the connoisseur drinker’s American dream” enhance. And that’s certainly true the businessman Potter Palmer for of Chicago’s cocktail circuit. his young paramour; two weeks later venue has an ice chef managing 25 It’s just after lunchtime when it burned to the ground in the Great different types of ice, a dedicated A temple to the technology of taste, plays a big part in the connoisseur IN SEARCH Esquire and Woodford Reserve’s Chicago Fire. So Palmer rebuilt it. To 1. Palmer House Hilton hotel laboratory with rotovap and sonicator The Aviary is dedicated to serious drinker’s American dream. brand ambassador Thomas Vernon this day, it’s a living monument to flash-infusion machines, and, tucked cocktail appreciation. Its approach Later that afternoon we find 2 OF THE 2. Potter’s Lounge bar slide into the huge, salon-like atrium comfort, dedication and style. (Don’t away in the basement, a second, may seem miles away from Palmer ourselves at Quay, near the shores of of the iconic Palmer House Hilton miss a visit to Potter’s Lounge, where ultra-intimate speakeasy, The Office House’s, yet both are united in their Lake Michigan. Quay makes no great hotel in the city’s financial district. The plan? To kick-start our Chicago you can enjoy a tumbler of Woodford Reserve Personal Selection.) GREAT claims to either authenticity or the avant-garde, but this large, converted odyssey with a classic from the Across town, meanwhile, things AMERICAN 3 WOODFORD RESERVE: LEADING INNOVATION warehouse (exposed brickwork, fine dining in the back, and access to the COCKTAIL cocktail lexicon and work our are done rather differently. Looking There are five sources of flavour in bourbon. In Woodford Reserve’s award-winning dock in case you’re arriving by yacht) Master’s Collection – also a great base for cocktails – one or more of these is altered, offers friendliness by the yard. A “This vast room is emblematic of the PART TWO: CHICAGO revealing how a small change in “craft” can bring a big change to the whiskey bartender named Cherish serves us a pair of warming snow days: cinnamon smooth confidence of boom-time America” and almond punch, a stick of sugar WATER FERMENTATION All Woodford Reserve whiskey is made cane, Woodford Reserve and rum — In traditional bourbon, the sour mash ©2012 Woodford reserve. Woodford reserve is a registered trademark. all rights reserved using deep limestone well water — its process involves a portion of the spent the perfect antidote to the chill wind way into the city’s ever burgeoning mineral-rich properties combine with (or “sour”) mash from a prior distillation that’s begun to blow into the city. bar scene from there. 2 Woodford’s mash to give a crisp, clean to be added to the new. Using a recipe But if cocktail Chicago has started We opt for whiskey sours. At one finish to Woodford’s complex flavours. from 1838, Woodford Reserve developed to feel like a town of two stories, they part lemon juice to two parts whiskey a fermentation of entirely new DISTILLATION ingredients to create a “sweet” mash, are reunited at the none-more-hip (sweetened to taste with a little The Woodford Distillery, located on resulting in a bourbon with unique Nellcôte, back on Randolph, just a gomme syrup), this venerable drink the historic site of the Old Oscar aroma and flavours. step away from The Aviary. Its menu dates back to at least 1870, when a Pepper distillery (where the bourbon is both chic and modernist (try the Wisconsin newspaper made the first process was originally formalised) is MATURATION the only distillery in the world to Despite the strict rules governing mortadella pizza with pistachios, recorded mention of it in print; triple-distil its bourbon in copper pot bourbon production, the master distiller shaved red onions and ricotta). Yet a fact that — in historical if not stills — a process reserved for the is free to “finish” his bourbon in a second the old fashioneds we drink at the bar geographical terms — links neatly Master’s Collection. barrel type. Woodford has become that bisects this airy room — like the with our chosen location. a leader in this, its WRMC range GRAIN featuring, among others, bourbon Palace of Versailles meets Warhol’s This vast, ornate room in the The first offering from WRMC set the finished in a California chardonnay Factory — couldn’t feel more true to Windy City, with its Sistine Chapel- brand’s bar for innovation. Four Grain barrel (Sonoma-Cutrer Finish) and the American tradition. like ceiling and bronzes by Louis adds wheat to its “mash bill” (with barrels made from toasted sugar maple Sometimes, it would seem, the Comfort Tiffany on the bannisters of traditional corn, barley and rye), giving wood. The Seasoned Oak Finish is unique a soft, nutty finish. The old methods in that it gets its final mature in wood classics are best without the twist. the elegant staircase — not to were given a new twist to create the seasoned longer than any previously – mention the adjoining ballroom, first bourbon of its kind in 100 years. used in bourbon production. Go to to read our which once hosted Frank Sinatra Woodford Reserve Road Trip blog and welcomed Prohibition hoodlum Please enjoy responsibly ( document3505935851416942316.indd 2 11/30/12 3:52 PM document3505935851416942316.indd 3 11/30/12 3:55 PM document3505935851416942316.indd 4 11/30/12 3:57 PMdocument3505935851416942316.indd 1 11/30/12 3:50 PM woodford reserve February 2013
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Alcohol manufacture was completely you know you’re investing in a drop of bourbon history. Buffalo Trace bourbon, the authentic taste of how makes an individual spirit shine? longer and sweeter, we recommend a Buffalo Trace Coke named the best spirit in the world for two years running. When it comes to bourbon, look irritating. Take the sweet, smoky tipple that is Buffalo Trace. float. Made with a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream topped On top of that, the Fifties was a golden era for Buffalo banned in all of the Union’s then 48 states. Even so, a handful of the West was won over. You will be, too no further for the answer than Buffalo Distilled on the banks of the Kentucky River where Buffalo distilleries continued to produce alcohol for “medicinal” purposes with a few glugs of the fizzy brown stuff and a generous Trace, with Old Stagg selling 1.2 million cases in 1951. And in Trace. From the outstanding aroma Trace has been making bourbon the same way for over 200 during the period, one of which was Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace. ESQUIRE READER EVENT and rich, teak-hued colour to its full- splash of Buffalo Trace bourbon, this boozy take on the 1953, the year US Prohibition ceased, the distillery rolled out years, this straight bourbon whiskey is one of the most While production was strictly regulated (minimum 51 per cent Buffalo Trace is inviting a select number of Esquire readers to embrace bodied, spicy, masculine taste, Buffalo American diner classic is second to none. its four millionth barrel. So, it stands to reason that we’d pick adaptable, quaffable spirits on the market. corn, distilled to 160 proof, aged for a minimum of two years in virgin the spirit of the speakeasy at a secret, Prohibition-era-style pop-up. All Trace doesn’t just have a reputation But why Buffalo Trace? 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  • 8. from one pioneer ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION MR HARE to another Jacket, £980; shirt, £185, SHOEMAKER OF THE MOMENT 2009, the Mr Hare brand has Vachetta leather he uses for “IT’S A DREAM OF MINE to both by E Tautz. MARC HARE AND GLENFIDDICH’S gone global, with his shoes many of his creations. own a beach house at some Trousers, (as RICH 15 YEAR OLD MAKE A now stocked in stores point. I don’t care where it Suit, £900; part of a three- FITTING PAIR including Colette in Paris, “GLENFIDDICH 15 YEAR OLD is, as long as there’s sun, waistcoat, £145, piece suit), £155; both by Hackett; Edition in Japan and Liberty reminded me of the intense some good surfing and tie, £60, both Surf shop in London. With the recent smell and atmosphere you hardly any people. That’s all Distilling exemplary whisky for over a century, Glenfiddich is a pioneer in its craft. Shirt, £195; pocket square, by DS Dundee. Glasses, £186, owner-turned- release of his A/W collection, experience in the Vachetta I want (in addition to the In its honour, we shared a wee dram of the world’s most awarded single malt with a £65, both by by Paul Smith at shoemaker a collaborative range with tanneries. It‘s a very rich, perfect shoe). E Tautz. Bow tie, Luxottica. Boots, Marc Hare is Topman and the imminent complex smell. few of our favourite innovators and asked them to interpret what they tasted. Sláinte! £45, by Gieves £680, by Mr Hare. living proof debut of his first sneaker, “ONE DAY I WILL create the & Hawkes. Shoes, (All other shoes that a lot of Hare’s desire to create “the “IT TAKES TIME TO MAKE A GOOD perfect collection of shoes; £640, by Edward by Mr Hare.) Green. Socks, £9, hard work goes perfect pair of shoes” isn’t far SINGLE MALT, just as it takes I see it as being around 12 15 Year Old by Falke. Chair, Glenfiddich, £36 a very long way. Since setting from fruition. On first tasting time to make a good pair of pairs. I want to make by Howe London. ( out on his mission to reform Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, Hare shoes. I use Vachetta leather something which people look 12 Year Old the feet of British men back in matched it to the distinctive because it improves with time. at and say ‘that’s good’.” Glenfiddich, £31 ( BOMPAS & PARR WHAT DID THE CULINARY WHIZZ pineapple syrup, “a cupboard KIDS DO WITH GLENFIDDICH’S full of spices” and a bottle FRUITY 12-YEAR-OLD? MAKE A of 12 Year Old. On the brink of COCKTAIL, OF COURSE releasing their first cocktail book, we talk to the pair and discover what — apart from whisky — makes these pioneering foodies tick. “GLENFIDDICH 12 YEAR OLD made us think of a healing hot toddy. We decided to create a Sam Bompas and Harry Parr are drink verging on the medicinal, two of the most energetic so we settled on a tropical 28-year-olds you’ll ever meet. punch bursting with citrus, A pair of self-proclaimed cinnamon and, believe it or “architectural foodsmiths”, not, coffee. they are best known for reproducing London landmarks “A PIONEER IS someone with in jelly, catering for some of a sense of swashbuckling the world’s most exciting recklessness. At the moment parties (earlier this year they we’re obsessed with arctic whisked up a giant revolving exploration, there’s never been cake using half a ton of sugar) anyone more swashbuckling and transforming the roof of than Shackleton or Scott. Selfridges department store into a boating lake — a feat “ONE DAY WE WILL cook an the pair count among their entire cow. We’ve forbidden greatest achievements. ourselves from doing it for Such is their zeal, that when the moment (a fully grown asked to taste and interpret cow weighs half a ton), but Glenfiddich’s youngest single one day it would be malt, the 12 Year Old, they enormously satisfying to threw a party and cooked up spit-roast a cow. It takes a a winter punch (pictured left) good three days though, and crafted from homemade lots of levers and pullies.” Please enjoy responsibly ( Please enjoy responsibly ( 1 11/10/11 11:45 AM document7623697830075672613.indd 2 11/10/11 11:46 AM document7623697830075672613.indd 3 11/10/11 11:46 AM document7623697830075672613.indd 4 11/10/11 11:46 AM EsquirE promotion FREDERIC MALLE Jacket, £400, by Ami. Shirt, £89, by Thomas Pink. 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  • 10. The Tastemaker Three foods To forage for by Miles irving, foraging expert and author Fat Hen CHenopodium album marsH sampHire saliCornia elder trees What is it? Fat hen is a prolific annual What is it? Also known as sea asparagus, What is it? Elder is a great tree for foragers, weed found on fertile disturbed ground this plant is found on saltmarshes: that is it has elderflowers in summer and in gardens and on farmland — each plant any place where you find tidal water, where elderberries in autumn (great in crumbles produces thousands of seeds. Gardeners the shore is made of mud rather than sand or for jelly). and farmers consider it a pest and take or shingle (pebbles). What to look for The elderflowers are pains to rid themselves of it, but this is a What to look for It’s unmistakable, being out from mid May to July, they grow in delicious and nutritious food source, with basically all stalk, in fleshy segments and umbrella-shaped clusters called umbels plenty of calcium and vitamin A. branched like a miniature cactus. These and are best gathered when they still have What to look for This is one of the plants succulent stems are really salty — the salt lots of pollen on them — give them a shake, which give the “Goosefoot” family its helps the plant survive in saline, where it if yellow dust comes off they are good. name, the leaves having the characteristic spends much of its time. Cut them with How to eat Dip the flowers in batter and shape of a goose’s foot. They have a scissors, just above the ground. deep fry then dust with icing sugar for powdery surface and appear in alternate How to eat Samphire makes a great elderflowers fritters; make elderflower (not in opposite) pairs on the stem. accompaniment for fish either raw or cordial, or use them like a herb with How to eat Pick off the leaves and use briefly boiled or fried. Wash before use chicken (in the gravy) or pork belly (rub them in salads, or take the tops and wilt — but only just before unless you dry it in the meat before cooking). them and serve with a little butter and thoroughly: stems will quickly rot if left The Forager Handbook (Ebury Press) by lemon juice. with any amount of fresh water on them. Miles Irving is out now ( How to win Come Dine 7 rules for food and wine maTching witH me by christine Parkinson, group wine buyer at hakkasan 01 | Impress your guests. Personalised place settings 1 When wines with a high spice, dealing with hot says “barrel fermented” and has an alcohol content of less than Alsace. It’s a fruity wine that will stand up to almost anything. break the ice. alcohol content can make food 14 per cent, then you’ve got a taste even hotter. If you’ve template for a wine that will If in doubt with red, 02 | Get the menu right. Go for: ordered a really spicy curry, work with everything. 6 Italian wines are a shoo- “smoked salmon blini, rack of sneak in a German riesling — in. Concentrate on Tuscany: lamb with parsnip purée and the residual sugar, sweetness raspberry crème brûlée with and relatively low alcohol 3 For smoked foods choose a wine that’s one step good chianti balances fruit, acidity and tannin without shortbread,” suggests Georgie content will calm it. If you want fruitier or sweeter than normal feeling like you’re chewing an Colquhoun, teacher at Leiths to enhance the heat, go for a to balance the meal. So, if you old teapot. If you think about School Of Food And Wine. good red, such as barossa shiraz. would usually have chablis with Italian culture, wine is almost poached salmon, go for a always enjoyed with meals, so it 03 | Bonus points for using seasonal ingredients: “This 2 For fatty foods acidity — wine with high you need New World chardonnay with smoked salmon. is very food-friendly. illusTraTions by nick hardcasTle | geTTy would win any competition but think about flavour as well 7 Finally, always remember I was judging,” says Colquhoun. as structure. Take sauvignon 4 High-tannin red (such as champagne. It is usually Minus points for food that is blanc — though popular, it’s barolo) can dry your made from both red (pinot noir, microwaved or still alive. actually one of the trickiest mouth. Counteract the affect by pinot meunier) and white wines to match with food eating protein: steak will soften grapes (chardonnay), which 04 | Try not to be a sociopath. because of its strong flavours of the tannin. creates a complex and This is a tactic frequently herbs, nettle and asparagus. impressive wine that will match avoided by actual Come Dine With Me contestants. Chardonnay, on the other hand, is a gift with food: if the label 5 If in doubt with white, go for a pinot gris from with everything from seafood to mushrooms to duck. 010 document77972922198135023.indd 10 4/6/11 3:00:08 PMGREY GOOSE, THE TASTE SUPPLEMENT JUNE 2011
  • 11. E Q _ G l e n mo _ 8 p p _ P r o mo S u b 0 2 . p d f Pa ge 1 1 2 / 1 0 / 0 9 , 1 2 : 2 5 esquire | promotion cIONEERING SPIRIT With a history of breaking new Most distilleries rely on tradition as their selling point for a superb single malt, ground, Glenmorangie embodies and some would argue with good reason — innovation in whisky creation after all, tried and tested is sure and steady. But, for Glenmorangie, tradition has always been just the beginning of whisky excellence. To continually deliver the very finest dram to its loyal followers, Glenmorangie has wisely tempered its reliance on heritage with a zeal for innovation — and it’s done this from the very beginning. When William Matheson founded Glenmorangie in 1843, he chose to use tall gin stills instead of the traditional onion shapes favoured by his contemporaries. The innovation was clearly a success: Glenmorangie is still distilled in the tallest copper stills in Scotland, resulting in a whisky that is delicate, yet complex. Fast forward a century to the Sixties, and Glenmorangie continued to lead the way as it pioneered the use of ex-bourbon American oak barrels instead of the sherry casks used by the majority of whisky suppliers in Scotland. In fact, more than a quarter of a century of research has positioned Glenmorangie as the world authority in cask maturation. And so to the present day and the latest example of Glenmorangie’s innovation. Head of whisky creation Dr Bill Lumsden has been awarded the coveted Innovator Of The Year title in 2008 and 2009, and is seen as a pioneer in wood management — creating the excellent “extra-matured” whiskies that have changed the single-malt market. His enterprising philosophy perfectly matches Glenmorangie’s singular spirit. september 0 0 0 0 | esquire | 0 0 0 Glenmorangie December 2009
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  • 14. ESQUIRE PROMOTION THE NEW RULES HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOUR WHISKY by David Cox, director of Fine & Rare, The Macallan EVERY THE GOLD STANDARD — 01 — “Approach whisky just as you do a wine. First, observe the colour against a light background.” — 02 — “I tend to drink from tulip-shaped glasses, much like sherry copitas, but any clear glass that shows off the colour and helps concentrate the aromas will be fine to appreciate The Macallan.” — 03 — “Next, nose the whisky a few times, agitating the glass to help oxygen release the Complex and rewarding, the world’s best whiskies are well worth savouring. aromas. Take your time, as Our tot of the moment? The Macallan Gold the higher volatiles “lift off ” quickly and allow exploration as the deeper layers of aromas The flavour profiles that make up the what makes a The Macallan Gold, the latest release from to develop in the glass.” world’s best scotch whiskies are as single malt? esteemed whisky distillers, Edrington complex as any fine wine, the result of an Group is a fine example of the spirit. — 04 — intricate production process — involving Single malt whisky Typical of the Speyside region where “Take a sip in the mouth, the finest malted barley, clear Scottish is the most distinctive its distillery was founded in 1824, the hold it to allow the taste spring water and top-quality casks for spirit, its qualities key to the complex flavour profile of sensations to envelop you, ageing — that has been refined over and characteristics The Macallan’s new single malt is before swallowing and feeling centuries. But it doesn’t finish there. The born out of location reflected in its distinctive golden colour the length of finish and and craftsmanship lingering aftertaste. MUST MASTER key to getting the best from any single — a delicate burnished hue, naturally malt whisky (which, by definition, must be — each one distilled achieved by maturing it in the finest It should be smooth distilled in a single distillery entirely from at a single site, sherry-seasoned oak casks. and caressing.” malted barley) is all in the way you taste it. entirely from malted barley. Speyside — The wood’s character defines not just the — 05 — First, note the colour — it reflects the home to the greatest colour, but the flavour, too. Gold’s nose is “Feel free to add water (room quality of production and its maturation concentration of zesty, with hints of lemon, orange peel, temperature, still and in cask. Next, it’s important to “open up” a single malt distilleries vanilla and dark chocolate. Its citrusy de-mineralised) as your whisky’s unique bouquet — a tulip-shaped — is renowned as the palate presents spiced strains of individual taste prefers.” glass concentrates the aromas far more heartland of malt cinnamon and ginger, leading to a — 06 — effectively than a traditional tumbler. whisky distillation, medium-sweet finish that is malty and “As for the environment, Finally, the palate. Actually drinking famously produing dry. Pure gold — in name and quality. free of too much extraneous whisky is, of course, the most important malts that are odour is best; light and IN ASSOCIATION WITH part of the process and one to be savoured. elegant and complex. airy, in the company of It’s crucial to give yourself time to take in It makes sense, then, @the_macallan convivial friends!” all the individual notes, which will linger that it’s where you’ll in your mouth long after drinking. find The Macallan. document5668689195036892450.indd 2 9/14/12 5:12 PM document2464249959615361300.indd 1 9/14/12 5:46 PM ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION 04 08 09 02 03 05 10 THE STATE OF MAN, 2012 The Macallan/Esquire Photography Competition produced a stunning shortlist of winners 06 07 When we announced our photography competition in the summer, asking you to submit portraits that captured something about being a man in 2012, we deliberately kept the brief open in the hope of getting a diverse range of styles and subjects. We weren’t disappointed. From classic portraits to quirky snapshots, from the technically complex to the refreshingly simple — we got the lot, and the standard 01 exceeded all our judges’ expectations. Congratulations to Alex Wallace for his winning entry (left), to the shortlisted 02 03 04 05 06 runners-up (overleaf), and to all who 07 08 09 10 entered. You’re inspiration to the rest of “savile row” us to pull the camera out more often. by alex wallace PERSONS FEATURED DO NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCT SHOWN PERSONS FEATURED DO NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCT SHOWN they say: “This Savile “ploughman’s lunch” “buffalo bill” “motorcycle project” “style is simple” “cool water” PERSONS FEATURED DO NOT ENDORSE THE PRODUCT SHOWN Row regular provided by jane graham by nadine wright by calen froese by rachel mccarthy by christopher algar “untitled” “hammock heaven” “pool party” “mayor in the mirror” me with a natural image by jack batchelor by frederick kwame by charlie heller by oliver watson of masculinity and they say: “We found this they say: “A playful they say: “This shows they say: “Taken at they say: “This captures boakye personal style.” pub on a spring trip to depiction of the my bike before I began London Collections: Men, an important moment for they say: “It was inspired they say: “After Bonfire they say: “I took this we say: “Our winning Kent — local cheeses animalistic nature fi xing it up. I’d never done I think it’s an image that me — how I escaped from by the weather rather than they say: “In beautiful Night, we retired to this photograph with the idea in association with portrait has got it all — washed down with a pint present in man.” anything like it before and manages to encapsulate a creative block to take location or model. The Buzios, Brazil, I was oak-panelled pool room. of standing in front of the a striking image that of local ale. A happy day.” we say: “Sometimes it taught me a lot about British style.” on fresh ideas.” cane was my dad’s and staying in a villa with The game looks delicately mirror and wanting to be pulls you in and holds we say: “This photograph analysis isn’t necessary. bikes — and myself.” we say: “Excellent we say: “Technically adds a sentimental touch.” friends and needed to balanced but we’d just someone else, seeing the you there.” might just be the visual Ultimately it’s a photo we say: “Perfectly composition and full of impressive, graphically we say: “A very catch how I was feeling.” potted the black.” world as they would.” definition of male of a man in a mask — conveys the importance energy, it succeeds on striking, but still personal accomplished photograph, we say: “A spontaneous we say: “An atmospheric we say: “Original, contentment.” but it works.” of private passions.” a number of levels.” and human.” both technically and self-portrait can produce backdrop and setting for unusual and thought- emotionally.” something outstanding.” the story of a night out.” provoking.”document2568087599179943425.indd 7 9/14/12 5:21 PM MACALLAN NOVEMBER 2012 document2568087599179943425.indd 8 9/14/12 5:21 PM document2568087599179943425.indd 9 9/14/12 5:21 PM
  • 15. esquire | promotion esquire | promotion esquire | promotion Ed Stafford spent Michelin-starred 860 days walking TASTE OF chef Mark “What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?” the Amazon, Sergeant spent When we’re interviewing the eating piranha 13 years honing great and the good for Esquire, fish and dodging his craft with SUCCESS this is a question we often ask, because whatever drive and hostile tribes Gordon Ramsay. talent propels these stars to the top of their game, there The hardest part was keeping Here’s what he’s is also invariably someone in positive. It wasn’t the snakes learned the wings giving crucial or the jaguars or the jungle inspiration and guidance. Over dangers — it was the days when I wanted to be a chef from Pull up a chair and pour a dram of Laphroaig, the next few pages, you’ll meet your pack felt heavy and you sank about the age of eight and some extraordinary achievers, into the ground. Islay’s most rewarding whisky, while three But I’d had this amazingly watched loads of cookery and read who — and what programmes. Keith Floyd inspiring men explain what — and who — — has motivated them to excel. inspiring sergeant major when was my favourite and the motivated them to reach the top When it comes to enjoying I joined the military — a huge inspiration who got me into a great whisky, however, bloke called Mark Hale. He was cooking. The way he spoke inspiration and guidance are recently killed by an IED in about food and used food was just as crucial. Your first dram Afghanistan. He had an MSC in so interesting and exciting. — shared with a father, friend psychology, and when I would So I started washing dishes or colleague — is a rite of start to go into these bad moods in a steakhouse earning £2.90 passage experience. Life I imagined him standing next to an hour. I was loaded and changing, in its own small way. me giving me “that knowing look”. used all the money to fund my The man who has In the jungle we had this BMX fetish! I realised if you introduced more people to amazing, idyllic life. You’d find a worked hard you could reap Laphroaig single-malt Scotch lovely place, put a hammock up, the benefits. than anyone else is distillery light a fire, then go down to the The next one was Marco manager John Campbell. river and do some fishing. You Pierre White. His series, “Laphroaig may not be the can catch piranha fish pretty Marco, was on television when easiest whisky to get a taste for easily in nets. You grab them I started out and I always had — because it is so richly carefully by the back of the head, dreams of going to work for flavoured it can polarise pull the netting away from their him. I sort of missed that boat opinions,” he says. “But once you head and chop their mouths off. because of how his career and begin to understand it, you’re We were battling away my career were going and starting an incredible journey.” through communities who had instead I went to Gordon. The Islay distillery recently never seen outsiders. Some of Gordon was a massive launched Quarter Cask, them believe in this mythical time in my life and a massive perhaps the best introduction beast, a face-peeler called the inspiration — positive and to the powerful and peaty Pelecado, so I felt bad. I was negative. When I was working whisky. “For me, it is the one taken prisoner twice — once on for Gordon there were plenty you would try first,” says suspicion of murder. of days when I wanted to walk Campbell. “It has lots of flavour Walking through the Amazon out. On the whole, chefs’ — peat and salt — spiciness and with the water up to your chest behaviour is changing. In my balance.” If, however, you’re is actually a tranquil experience. restaurants I will not stand for accustomed to the complexity There were a few electric eels, my chefs shouting or hollering. of a peated whisky already, the which worried me as they can Life’s too short to bollock Cask Strength edition is the knock you out. We saw venomous someone over a portion of bottle to taste. “It’s the best snakes all the time and two spinach — it doesn’t do you any whisky in the world, with anacondas as big as tractor tyres. good, let alone them. balance, depth and flavour. The pit vipers were the I suppose my inspiration The second batch we’ve biggest threat. We were passing these days are products. I get produced is even better than two or three a day that we saw — inspired by the produce. I’m PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAY BROOKS the first,” John says. grey T-shirT by John denim apron by muji. VarVatos; black there were surely many that we filming Market Kitchen at the And so what’s the best black trousers by daks piece of advice Campbell can Trousers by rag & bone; didn’t. My partner Cho killed one moment and we’re going brown belT by gucci, all mid-strike with his machete. pass on for enjoying from matches (matches round the whole country Laphroaig? “Approach it gently, JackeT Part of me thinks we were looking at all this amazing Enjoy responsibly ( be ready, and enjoy the journey. by Victorinox incredibly lucky and part of me produce and the people who It’s going to be incredible.” thinks there’s a level intuition we grow it — they’re a fantastic think we’ve lost but that is inspiration, the different ways actually still there. they’re doing it.document47441.indd 75 10/15/10 11:49:48 AM esquire | promotion esquire | promotion document47441.indd 76 10/15/10 11:49:59 AM document47441.indd 77 10/15/10 11:50:08 AM Patrick Grant has reinvigorated two iconic brands Norton & Sons and E Tautz. At 38, he is the youngest boss on Savile Row Any man who likes clothes you’re new to bespoke if you see thinks, at some point in his someone else wearing it, so I life, about Savile Row, so when try to inspire by dressing well. I saw the ad saying: “tailors for I learned quickly that there’s a sale” I just jumped in. It was in fine line between offering good need of a bit of energy and advice and projecting my own enthusiasm and TLC but not style and taste onto other much else. people. The good cutters here I’d been inspired, in my leave ego out of it. college days, by my housemaster, My philosophy is to keep Kenneth King. He was of the it simple. Just adding another old school. A Cambridge colour into your wardrobe will graduate. He believed in make other things react in decency and good manners, different ways. Inspire yourself and in hard work — things by trying something unusual to which I have tried to bring make the cloth stand out in a to my business. He lived in different way — something a very simple, but wonderfully small that lifts what you’re stylish fashion; from his wearing out of the routine. beautiful Robert Thompson There are lots of style rules, furniture to his finely cut some of which are eminently tweed suits. His charm, his sensible. You shouldn’t straightforwardness and his match your tie and your elegance are qualities I have handkerchief but they should always tried to imitate. be harmonious. Some people These days I find it think you should wear socks inspiring to meet so many men that match your trousers. But who will spend hours leafing I prefer to wear socks the same through cloth bunches. It’s colour as my tie or hanky. wonderful to find all of these Rules can stop people making like-minded people, as I spent disastrous choices, but “no my childhood being ridiculed brown in town” should be for the way I dressed. It’s much consigned to the dustbin of SUIT BY NORTON & SONS. SHIRT, TIE AND POCKET SQUARE ALL BY easier to order something when sartorial nonsense. E TAUTZ. SHOES BY JOHN LOBB. WATCH BY A LANGE & SOHNE For more information visit document47441.indd 78 LAPHROAIG DECEMBER 2010 10/15/10 11:50:17 AM document47441.indd 79 10/15/10 11:50:26 AM
  • 17. esquire | promotion esquire | promotion perfectly suited With the arrival of the new Harrods Made-To-Measure service, exquisite tailoring from the world’s finest designers is at your convenience Where can you find made-to-measure suiting from tailoring firms as prestigious as Brioni, Canali, Halston, Corneliani, Ermenegildo Zegna, E Tautz and Richard James all under one roof? Not, surprisingly, in Italy or on London’s Savile Row, but in the new Tailoring department of Harrods. “The market is moving towards made-to-measure,” says Jason Broderick, Harrods General Merchandise Manager for Menswear. “Our customers want choice and individuality. We are able to offer some of the world’s very best tailoring brands under one roof.” This new service means that Harrods customers can choose from a large selection of fabrics and styles by a representative of each of the internationally renowned designers. Once measurements are taken and the choice is made, the suit will be custom- made to fit and ready to be picked up within three to four weeks. Brands such as Richard James represent the modern face of London’s Savile Row, while more traditional tailoring comes courtesy of Brioni and Ermenegildo Zegna (as well as new offerings from Luca Rubinacci, Kiton, Corneliani and the Harrods own label). All three tailors agree that it is a huge honour to be represented in the store. “Harrods is one of the world’s best department stores,” says Antonio Pipitone, General Manager of Brioni UK. “Short of going to Rome, Harrods is the closest you can get to the experience of real Italian tailoring. In fact, bearing in mind the choice and convenience, it might be even better than Italy!” The Made-to-Measure service will be available throughout March with 15 per cent off orders when you use a Harrods rewards card. If you don’t have a Harrods rewards card, then you can sign up for one at any till point. To book an appointment, call +44 20 7730 1234 and ask for Mens Tailoring. from far left Tailor richard James wearing richard James, harrods general merchandise manager for menswear Jason Broderick wearing own suiT By Tom ford, uk reTail & wholesale manager for Zegna Teo nannicini wearing Zegna, general manager for Brioni uk anTonio PiPiTone wearing Brioni and harrods Buyer men’s Tailoring Ben curry wearing harrods own laBel suiT and kiTon Tiedocument1973149863577633639.indd 75 Harrods May 2012 1/7/11 2:37:29 PM document1973149863577633639.indd 76 1/7/11 2:37:42 PM
  • 18. esquire | promotion perfectly suited With the arrival of the new Harrods Made-To-Measure service, exquisite tailoring from the world’s finest designers is at your convenience Where can you find made-to-measure suiting from tailoring firms as prestigious as Brioni, Canali, Halston, Corneliani, Ermenegildo Zegna, E Tautz and Richard James all under one roof? Not, surprisingly, in Italy or on London’s Savile Row, but in the new Tailoring department of Harrods. “The market is moving towards made-to-measure,” says Jason Broderick, Harrods General Merchandise Manager for Menswear. “Our customers want choice and individuality. We are able to offer some of the world’s very best tailoring brands under one roof.” This new service means that Harrods customers can choose from a large selection of fabrics and styles by a representative of each of the internationally renowned designers. Once measurements are taken and the choice is made, the suit will be custom- made to fit and ready to be picked up within three to four weeks. Brands such as Richard James represent the modern face of London’s Savile Row, while more traditional tailoring comes courtesy of Brioni and Ermenegildo Zegna (as well as new offerings from Luca Rubinacci, Kiton, Corneliani and the Harrods own label). All three tailors agree that it is a huge honour to be represented in the store. “Harrods is one of the world’s best department stores,” says Antonio Pipitone, General Manager of Brioni UK. “Short of going to Rome, Harrods is the closest you can get to the experience of real Italian tailoring. In fact, bearing in mind the choice and convenience, it might be even better than Italy!” The Made-to-Measure service will be available throughout March with 15 per cent off orders when you use a Harrods rewards card. If you don’t have a Harrods rewards card, then you can sign up for one at any till point. To book an appointment, call +44 20 7730 1234 and ask for Mens Tailoring. from far left Tailor richard James wearing richard James, harrods general merchandise manager for menswear Jason Broderick wearing own suiT By Tom ford, uk reTail & wholesale manager for Zegna Teo nannicini wearing Zegna, general manager for Brioni uk anTonio PiPiTone wearing Brioni and harrods Buyer men’s Tailoring Ben curry wearing harrods own laBel suiT and kiTon TieHarrods March 2011 document1973149863577633639.indd 76 1/7/11 2:37:42 PM
  • 19. Esquire promotion promotion | best dressed 2011 promotion | best dressed 2011 Esquire promotion Tan shirt jacket, £235, by Levis. Blue over-dyed shirt, Once upon a time, a man’s wardrobe esteemed qualities are now together £129, by Our Legacy. was sharply defined — suits for the under one virtual roof — APC, Belstaff, 2 Vintage blue T-shirt, week, and something for the weekend. Comme Des Garçons, Levi’s Vintage, £45; classic jeans, £120, both by APC. Nowadays the line between office and Acne, Polo Ralph Lauren and YMC to Tan plimsolls, £69, outdoors is more than a little blurred. name but a few — so there’s no need 1 by YMC We at Esquire applaud any man with to pound the high street on those the vision to balance the two, putting precious days off. together ensembles that will work in If you need some inspiration on multiple scenarios. putting these new pieces together, then This is where’s Style Feed is an excels with its contemporary range. excellent resource for such direction. 2 What’s “contemporary” about it? Then combine this with the Designer Everything. Think modern, urban items Room, Denim Bar, casual and smart 1 but with a cool twist, such as braces or classic offerings, and one needn’t look faded fabrics. Top brands with these anywhere else. ( 1 Breton striped T-shirt, WALLET, £153, BY MULBERRY. £50, by APC 2 Stone SHIRT, £159, BY MOSCHINO BROGUES, £235, BY PAUL SMITH SHIRT, £115, BY ACNE HOODY, £270, BY HELMUT LANG jacket, £329, by Barbour Duffle coat, £249, by To Ki To 3 Chambray YMC. Beige checked shirt, £85, by Universal shirt, £69, by Works 4 Canvas/ Barbour. Beige 3 nubuck Rollins chinos with braces, high-tops, £90, by Clae £85, by Levis. Claret 5 Faded jersey polo top, leather shoes, £100, £69, by YMC 6 Stone by Swear cotton chinos, £105, by Universal Works 7 Blue elastic belt, £50, by 4 Andersons 8 Panama beige canvas messenger bag, £229, by Belstaff 3 9 Blue suede shoes, £165, by Red Wing 5 4 5 TRENCH COAT, £450, BY BURBERRY SHIRT, £215, BY COMME DES GARCONS SHIRT TOP, £160, BY COMME DES GARCONS SHIRT T-SHIRT, £80, BY JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHS BY SIMON LIPMAN, GROOMING JAIMEE THOMAS AT FRANK AGENCY USING ALPHA H 6 7 6 Modern 7 ABOVE STRIPED T-SHIRT, £69, BY ACNE. CARDIGAN, THE £210, BY MARC BY MARC JACOBS. DENIM BLAZER, £340, BY D&G. JEANS, £130, BY ACNE. SOCKS, £7, BY FALKE. SHOES, £320,BY D&G. LEFT SHIRT, £120, BY DESIGNER 3.1 PHILLIP LIM. BLAZER, £385, BY MARC BY MARC master JACOBS. TRENCH COAT, £450, BY BURBERRY. 8 1 Chinos, £135, by YMC WARDROBE TROUSERS, £160, BY NICOLE FARHI. LOAFERS, £215, TROUSERS, £200, BY NICOLE FARHI BLAZER, £530, BY JOSEPH TROUSERS, £165, BY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY PAUL SMITH. TOTE BAG, £295, BY BURBERRY JACKET, £645, BY RICK OWENS DRKSHDW 2 Red nylon jacket, £149, by Barbour 3 Small coin wallet, £55, by Comme Des Garçons 4 Checked Good clothing, as Esquire’s grooming With the best menswear brands is where comes in no trudging in the rain from shop to shop Of course, you needn’t limit yourself comprehensive Denim Bar, where you’ll shirt, £119, by Woolrich 8 editor rightly states, should be an handy, with its new online Designer just hassle-free browsing. to designer tailoring at find brands such as APC, Nudie, Denham, 9 5 Multicoloured striped available at the click of a button, everyday luxury. And while there are many excellent options on the high is all a Room. Top-drawer luxury labels — including Comme Des Garçons Shirt, And if you are looking for a little direction or inspiration, it is well worth as this one-stop-shop has whole sections dedicated to casual, smart classic and PRPS, Levi’s, Levi’s Vintage Clothing — and many more — all in one section. Contemporary style requires you to impress T-shirt, £35, by Levis 6 Slim jeans, £150, by Edwin 7 Brown suede street these days, sometimes the only sartorially inclined Acne, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith checking’s fashion and contemporary attire (think casuals with Style should be effortless, so why effortlessly — and will brogues, £315, choice for the discerning gentleman gentleman needs and 3.1 Phillip Lim — are brought cultural advice in the site’s informative an urban twist). And if you are a denim not make shopping for it the same by Tricker’s 8 Red/ brown duffle bag, £55, is to seek out a trusted designer. This together under one virtual roof, so there’s daily Style Feed. aficionado, look no further than the experience? 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So it’s clothing should 2 3 a good job that be your only destination 1 has got you covered Purple striped polo shirt, £55, by Lyle & Scott. Washed navy 2 herringbone blazer, Multi-coloured belt, £50, by Andersons. Pink chinos, £235, by Polo Ralph £155, by Polo Ralph Lauren. Lauren. Fair Isle 3 Purple suede deck shoes, 3 jumper, £145, by £100, by Sebago. Black YMC. Classic blue classic clubmaster poplin shirt, £70, by Polo Ralph sunglasses, £118, by Ray-Ban. Purple watch, £55, by Nixon 4 Lauren. Jeans, £120, by APC. Socks, £12, by Paul Smith. Tan 1 Striped cotton jumper, £115, by Hartford 2 Red waxed-canvas/leather 4 shoes, £115, by cotton chino shorts, Dr Martens. Olive £50, by Lyle & Scott green rucksack, 3 Tortoiseshell Steve 3 McQueen sunglasses, £199, by Chapman £205, by Persol 4 Polo shirt, £70, by Ralph Lauren 5 Grey plimsolls, 5 £40, by Superga 4 6 Navy floral swimshorts, 4 £70, by Paul Smith Accessories 7 Straw hat, £60, by Paul Smith Accessories 8 Olive canvas bag, £220, 1 Navy shorts with Liberty print waistband, £98, by by Marc by Marc Jacobs 5 5 b Store 2 Striped pink polo shirt, £80, by Polo 6 Ralph Lauren 3 Stone slim-cut chinos, £75, by Dockers 4 Patterned swimshorts, £120, by 5 6 Vilebrequin 5 Tan leather belt, £79, by Hugo Boss 6 Patterned shirt, £89, by Universal Works 7 Canvas bag, £350, by The onset of cold weather has one have the right piece for the job. “Big” is Burberry 8 Trainers, £89, When you consider that the only stylish man’s vacation essentials. 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Vilebrequin, Polo Ralph it well is to focus on both pattern (think right) look masculine and hardy. clothing has moved on, and just as Lauren, Persol, APC and Marc by Marc Fair Isle and mosaic-like intarsia) and If you’re a new knit convert, pose much consideration is required for Jacobs are merely a few of the top 7 also colour (check out Barbour’s your sartorial conundrums on the sunshine months as work or names all in one virtual store. Put these multi-colour crew-neck, opposite). my-wardrobe’s Facebook page eveningwear, which is as it should be. bright looks together with panache 8 Designers such as Polo Ralph Lauren, ( or This season, it’s all about bright hues using the indispensable Style Feed’s APC, Burberry, D&G and Marc Jacobs log on to the website for its invaluable — but if you are the kind of chap whose advice, and, while you’re there — as all have good examples. Style Feed. 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  • 20. Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man BRITAIN’S BEST-DRESSED The winner Gieves & Hawkes at the time and The runners-up his commitment to meticulous REAL MAN 2011 DAN WOOD dressing was apparent even after a long shift. “My mates and shaka Dash is wearing, far left: green denim jacket; denim shorts, both by lee. Denim shirt by I are all passionate about MaiDoh lanvin. Multi-coloured silk The bow tie by AcF. Black leather AGE 22 dressing well. Personally, I think belt with gold buckle, vintage. OCCUPATION ARCHITECTURE everything you wear should Left: green wool blazer; white STUDENT have a reason. So if your trousers Age 32 cotton shirt; white cotton pocket square; brown leather LOCATION LIVERPOOL have belt-loops, wear a belt.” OccupAtiOn it/DesigneR belt, all by Ozwald Boateng. REVEAL For our shoot, Wood wore lOcAtiOn lonDon green knitted tie by AcF. Beige cotton trousers by Despite being only 22 years of smart separates, with many of Few stood out more than Maidoh in Benetton. green cotton socks age, Britain’s Best-Dressed Man his finest pieces sourced from by primark. Brown suede our Best-Dressed search. With a 2011 has a timeless sense of style. sample sales and charity shops loafers by crockett & Jones. unique look, some impeccably chosen Below: navy two-piece suit; What’s more, he cares about across the country. His looks white cotton shirt; black accessories and that beard, the west clothes in a way that’s were preppy and immaculate. cotton bow tie, all by lanvin. london-based it consultant was a hit Black leather belt, vintage. Black infectious. “It’s become “I enjoy a modern, slimmer cut. at our Best-Dressed event. “everyone leather lace-up dress shoes by an addiction — getting shirts But I’m not massively swayed by This month we’re making asks about the beard!” he laughs, Ozwald Boateng adjusted, jackets altered. But my fashion,” he says. “I go for classic one very well-dressed man “i’ve had it since before it was a trend tailor, Richie, is just so good,” things that in 10, 20, 30 years very happy indeed — i’m vegetarian, and the beard’s just says Wood. will hopefully look good.” You’ve another way of me staying natural.” Another year, another immaculately Invited to our Liverpool event got nothing to worry about, Mr At the shoot, Maidoh mixed turned-out man — the time has come by a friend, Wood came straight Wood. Congratulations on your designer pieces with clothes he to announce the winner of 2011’s from work. He was employed by well-earned victory. designed with his creative collective Best-Dressed Real Man competition Art comes First. His commitment to in association with customisation stood out — The gloves, coats and bespoke bow everything from his jacket to his tie ties were off in this year’s search, pin was personalised. “i love music which took our team from the fashion- and classic British tailoring,” he says. forward halls of Glasgow University “So my style is like the Duke of 3. to London’s swanky Mayfair. The Windsor fused with jazz and punk.” competition was fierce, with the looks Shaka wins a Conquest Heritage watch on show stronger than ever before. on a calf-leather strap by Longines Here, as selected by our judging 1. panel — which included Sir Paul WORDS: TEO VAN DEN BROEKE AND MAX OLESKER | PHOTOGRAPHS: ANDREW MEREDITH | PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS: REMY WHITING, ERWIN SCHULZ, ROB BILLINGTON | FASHION: CATHERINE HAYWARD | FASHION ASSISTANT: STEPHANIE CRAIN | GROOMING: CAROL MORLEY AT ONE MAKE-UP USING KIEHL’S Smith, Patrick Grant and Douglas Booth — are the final three; an Left: navy double-breasted impossibly dapper bunch. Our overall 2. wool blazer by Gieves & winner, Dan Wood, takes home the Hawkes. Light blue cotton grand prize of £20,000 to spend shirt with white collar by TM Lewin. Cream/blue silk tie by at, a beautiful Burberry. White cotton Longines watch, a night in the Mayfair pocket square by Marks & Hotel and a grooming hamper from Spencer. Light blue cotton chinos by Topman. Oxblood Niven & Joshua. Turn the page to meet leather brogues by Cheaney. our finalists and to see why Mr Wood is Watch on brown leather strap Esquire’s Best-Dressed Real Man 2011. by Tommy Hilfiger. Right: brown/pink checked wool blazer; purple/white striped cotton shirt with white collar; pink pocket square, all “All the finalists were really by Gieves & Hawkes. Purple stylish, and it was hard to silk tie by Ralph Lauren. The runners-up slim trousers from Benetton.” Dash Cotton chinos by Pringle. also prepared a casual look — denim choose. I liked the creative way Automatic Conquest watch on lizard-skin strap by Longines. aaRon shorts and desert boots — and was the only one of our finalists to rock full the clothes were put together. Dash Top: orange/white striped cotton shirt by Gieves & black tie, wearing a slim lanvin suit. Sorry to the guys who didn’t Wood is wearing: navy blazer, Hawkes. Navy cotton jacket the consultant, who also runs his by Ralph Lauren. Denim own production company, brought win — but it was a very fine vintage. Burgundy cardigan by River Island. Light grey jeans by Lee. Brown/navy Maidoh is wearing: Top left: black velvet on brown leather strap by Axcent. Left: white cotton denim jeans by Denham Jeans. Black leather Age 27 his own bespoke bow tie to the shoot, line between the top 12!” boat shoes by Timberland cotton shirt by DKNY. Navy/ blazer by chabol of shirt by AcF. Black/white brogues by Albemarle. OccupAtiOn Bespoke Consultant and spoke about his passion for green/white silk bow tie Switzerland. navy wool prince of Wales shorts by Black wool hat by laird Sir Paul Smith, judge waistcoat by Ben Savoy taylors guild. grey & co Hatters. Glasses lOcAtiOn lonDon quality socks. in his own words: by Gieves & Hawkes. White/ blue/pink silk pocket square, Sherman. White cotton wool tie by AcF. navy as before “i’m inspired by what i see around me. vintage. Brown corduroy shirt; black wool tie, both leather brogues by Snapped by our photographer on i love london, and i love mixing up by Ozwald Boateng. Ozwald Boateng. grey trousers by Façonnable. Savile Row, Dash’s confident and my style. i like to leave people on the Black/white dogtooth wool flat cap by Brown suede Chelsea boots eclectic style won him the support back foot, thinking, ‘What’s this dude wool trousers by Ralph Fredrikson. Glasses as by Kenneth Cole lauren. Black leather before. Above: black wool of both the Esquire fashion team and all about?’” Fantastic clothes, worn brogues, vintage. Black jacket with leather sleeves, our judging panel. “i love separates, with panache, that’s what. wool hat by laird & co vintage. Black cotton shirt Hatters. Glasses by Frame by AcF. Black cotton tie by so today wore an earth-green blazer Aaron wins a Conquest Heritage watch Austria, vintage. Watch Ozwald Boateng. Black from Ozwald Boateng with beige flannel on a calf-leather strap by Longines 148 149 150 151 document5374.indd 150 9/7/11 9:51:20 AM document5374.indd 151 9/7/11 9:51:26 AMdocument5374.indd 148 9/7/11 9:51:08 AM document5374.indd 149 9/7/11 9:51:14 AM Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man The 1. Oxblood brogues, £150, walleTs by Dr Martens 2. Espresso brogues, £340, by Tricker’s 3. Tan Archie brogues, £185, The Whether you’re into coin wallets or more by Grenson 4. Tan Vibram wing-tip shoes, £135, Day Bags of a bill-fold kind of guy, by Hudson 5.Black lather You needn’t be a brogues with white soles, £275, we’ve got it covered hunter-gatherer to by Comme des Garçons A good wallet should do pull off this season’s three things: 1. Maintain manliest manbag the line of your outfit when 1. A good satchel is an essential in your pocket; 2. Look good addition to any man’s day- on the bar at your local; to-day wardrobe. Whether 3. Have enough space for you opt for a hunting style 1. your cash, but not so much 1. Chocolate strap biker or something a little more that it weighs you down. boots, £335, by Belstaff bookish, keep the shade Here are five that do just that. 2. Chocolate leather iron 1. muted and the shape boots, £239, by Red Wing 3. Dark brown suede sculpted. Stiff leathers and Chukka boots, £160, by waxed canvases work well. Loake 4. Brown leather 1. brogue boot, £185, by Grenson 5. Black leather 2. 2. 1. Black croc wallet, £165, shearling detail boat boot, 2. by Mulberry 2. Black numbers £130, by Hudson All from 2. small coin cash wallet, £58, by Comme des Garçons 3. Blue large coin cash wallet, £119, by Comme des Garçons 4. Charcoal Brit check bill-fold wallet, £165, by Burberry 3. 3. 5. Black internal multi-stripe bill and coin wallet, £130, by Paul Smith 4. 3. 4. 4. 3. 4. 5. The BRogues 5. The 5. Nothing says “smart, how To Be BesT-DResseD BooTs but not too smart” like a pair of solid brogues Sturdy, supportive and Teamed with a pair of above all, insulating, the selvage jeans, a brogue 1. Olive wax and leather a pair of boots is works wonders. In fact, Tarras satchel, £99, by Barbour an autumn essential despite the complex pattern 2. Grey canvas Fly Fisher Later in the year, the last of perforated holes on the messenger bag, £129, by thing you want is soggy upper and the shoe’s smart Chapman 3. Olive leather trim KIT aesthetic, it’s a remarkably Byron messenger bag, £245, toes and exposed ankles. by Paul Smith 4. Black canvas Prepare for the Baltic easy style to wear — the 5. messenger bag, £250, by Marc onslaught with a proper chunkier the better. by Marc Jacobs 5. Black pair of boots; from Barnaby twin-lock satchel, shearling-lined workers £510, by Mulberry All from to heavy-duty bikers and elegant chukkas, there’s something for everyone. 152 153 154 155 MY WARDROBE October 2011 document36324.indd 152 8/9/11 1:42:37 PM document36324.indd 153 8/9/11 1:42:48 PM document36324.indd 154 8/9/11 1:43:02 PM document36324.indd 155 8/9/11 1:43:11 PM
  • 21. Britain’s best-dressed real man Britain’s man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man HOW TO trend watch WEAR CHINOS HOW TO 4 | Navy cotton G4 jacket, WORK THE ‘OFF £165, by Baracuta. Blue ticking stripe twill shirt with DUTY’ KNIT CRAIG ROBERTSON, GLASGOW white collar, £105, by Polo street CHOSEN BY TEO VAN DEN BROEKE, Ralph Lauren. Black wool ASSOCIATE EDITOR cardigan, £150, by John KOLE AKEJU, LIVERPOOL Smedley. Dark blue skinny It’s nothing new, but a good pair CHOSEN BY TEO VAN DEN BROEKE, jeans, £89, by Nudie. Brown of caramel chinos teamed, as they are ASSOCIATE EDITOR leather belt with gold buckle, here, with a fitted button-down shirt, £69, by Paul Smith STYLE a smart canvas backpack, a pair of tan Kole’s combination of muted shades Accessories. Navy suede shoes (note that they match the woven — plum, dusty brown, caramel and brogues, £235, by Paul 6. belt and backpack detailing) and a pair mauve — is spot on, and his tailored Smith Shoes of bright socks is a strong way to bring knit, pattern and all, says both “off-duty 5 | Green Fair Isle wool a contemporary twist to a classic item. chic” and “on-trend statement”. The jumper with brown elbow patches, £79, by Barbour. desert boots combined with slim trousers Peach cotton T-shirt Six of the sharpest looks from in a similar shade are also solid. with skull print, £40, by our nationwide search — and how 2k by Gingham. Beige cotton to make them work for you chinos, £80, by Dockers. 3. Blue cotton socks, £9, by Pantherella. Black Time Teller watch, £55, by Nixon 6 | Navy cord blazer, £329, 5. by PS by Paul Smith. Peach cotton T-shirt with skull print, as before. Dark red slim-fit cotton chinos, £175, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Blue cotton socks, £9, by Pantherella. Tan leather lace-up boots, £199, 4. by Red Wing All at (except HAYWARD | FASHION ASSISTANT: STEPHANIE CRAIN | GROOMING: CAROL MORLEY AT ONE MAKE-UP USING KIEHL’S | MODEL: JONATHAN NIELSSEN AT ELITE PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW MEREDITH | PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS: REMY WHITING, ERWIN SCHULZ, ROB BILLINGTON | FASHION: CATHERINE 1. 1 | Beige nylon trench coat, £450, by Burberry Brit. Black wool cardigan, £150, by John Smedley. Light wash denim shirt, £70, by 2. Levi’s. Navy cotton chinos, £80, by Dockers. Orange cotton socks, £9, by Pantherella. Brown leather brogues, £245, by Paul Smith. Brown corduroy flat cap, £45, by HOW TO DO TAILORING Polo Ralph Lauren 2 | Blue striped cotton shirt with white collar, HOW TO GO AND TEES £105, by Polo Ralph SMART CASUAL Lauren. Beige cotton KADE AMOO, LONDON chinos, £80, by Dockers. NEIL DURAND, LIVERPOOL CHOSEN BY CATHERINE HAYWARD, HOW TO ROCK Chocolate suede woven belt, £69, by Anderson’s. CHOSEN BY GARETH SCOURFIELD, FASHION DIRECTOR THE TRENDS Brown leather brogues, SENIOR FASHION EDITOR Kade modernises his slim-fit navy £170, by Loake. Olive blazer with the addition of a quirky, When you get the basic elements NICK TETHER, EDINBURGH CHOSEN BY GARETH SCOURFIELD, canvas backpack, £199, by Chapman right, as Neil has here, it really works. HOW TO washed out, printed T-shirt. His SENIOR FASHION EDITOR 3 | Navy wool flannel A short-length navy double-breasted DO NEO-MOD indigo jeans are a fail-safe option for jacket worn casually with a light casual dressing, yet the navy blazer blazer, £430, by Nicole Nick knows how to layer, and he’s Farhi. Blue striped shirt button Oxford shirt and some slim ROBERT ARMSTRONG, EDINBURGH could sit equally well alongside some done it here with key seasonal pieces with denim collar, £65, stone chinos means this prep- CHOSEN BY CATHERINE HAYWARD, stronger colour — seen here with — the chambray shirt, navy cardigan, by Levi’s. Brown inspired look is very wearable. FASHION DIRECTOR maroon chinos and tan Red Wings. corduroy trousers, £170, slim dark denim and trench coat The panama is a jaunty addition. by Ralph Lauren. Brown combo is a strong one. His nod to leather brogue boots, Robert proves that age is no barrier this season’s tweed trend with the £355, by Tricker’s. to looking cool. His effortless layering flat cap is a nice touch. Black time teller of key pieces — navy Baracuta jacket watch, £55, by Nixon All at over a slim-fit cardigan, classic shirt and skinny chinos — is a nod to the 156 156 157 mod era without looking too costume. Strong frames and contrast laces keep the look modern. 159document7461678769012052869.indd 156 8/10/11 1:11:42 PM document7461678769012052869.indd 157 8/10/11 1:11:49 PM MY WARDROBE October 2011 document7461678769012052869.indd 158 MY WARDROBE October 2011 8/10/11 1:11:56 PM document7461678769012052869.indd 159 8/10/11 1:12:03 PM Esquire promotion Esquire promotion Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Britain’s Best-Dressed Real Man Great 1 Down-filled By reTaW alleN 2 puffa coat, £635, 1 Body WaSh by Belstaff. RetaW sum it up Winchester gun perfectly by calling it 2 how to how to scrub up like shirt, £155, by outdoors a wash for “body & soul” Levi’s Vintage — a next-level showering Clothing. Raw wash 1 experience. £25 (niven maliN + GoeTz jeans, £259, by eucalyPTuS COLLABORATE a Best-DResseD deodoraNT PRPS. 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FOR EVERY 500 POINTS EARNED, SHOPPERS ARE REWARDED WITH A £20 VOUCHER exacerbation of oily coiffures. £14 £595, by Burberry coat, £460, by steel with a black alligator- ( skin. £29 ( winter, men were forced to cover hiking boots, whether you’re trekking in 8 Sheepskin Adam Kimmel X 8 Black python Carhartt skin strap ( Kasmin boots, £299, up sartorial efforts with heavy either the Cotswolds or downtown NYC. gloves, £125, by Paul Smith by Paul Smith overcoats and unflattering And gone are the days of limited waterproofs, especially if outdoor blue and black pieces dominating pursuits were the order of the day. outdoor styles — colour is key right Best-dressed Now, with the help of the experts at now, with a strong trend towards LIVERPOOL GLASGOW lonDon ManchesteR, it is finally possible autumnal shades with bright flashes, Catherine: Liverpool Gareth: Glasgow Gareth: It felt as if the whole city was out Catherine: The looks in to do “rugged” in style, without looking while smarter items are coming out ON TOUR was strong and displayed individualism by the was totally trend led. There were in force at our event at the Mayfair Hotel. London was definitely the strongest city in terms of breadth of looks. We had a black- Manchester were very modern, and the event was probably the edgiest like Ray Mears. In fact, there are two trends to in sharp greys and luxuriant camels. But quality is the watchword — 7 bucketload. The city plenty of vintage choose from when thinking about the whether it be rugged or refined, boys in their impeccably cardigans, clad policeman who’d just finished his shift, of the lot. We had a mix outdoor look: the first being a more outdoor fashion, if done right, can now All good things come to an end. The year cut suits came sneakers, varsity two fashion students and a couple of Savile of fiercely individual refined, smarter approach, complete be as sophisticated as city style. 2011 has seen Esquire’s most fiercely accompanied by art jackets and some Row tailors. guys who loved their with subtle hints of military styling; the To find out more about how is fought Best-Dressed Real Man contest students wearing very impressive Teo: In terms of the labels — Junya second harks back to that traditional designers, including Barbour, Polo offering Esquire readers the yet, and in this issue we announce the trench coats, desert boots and skinny jeans. layering. looks on display, Watanabe, Fallow Jeans and so on. And then 8 intrepid look, but keeping one eye Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Marc by chance to take advantage winner. 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It was a great spot Glasgow School of Art (where our creative Catherine: Edinburgh is an historic city, high-street pieces, people were setting themselves up for an out explorative outerwear. or check the website’s invaluable Style reward points, so you can winner has been found, here’s a recap for our event. director David McKendrick studied), a lot and lots of the looks we saw were very mixed with block evening on the town. Getting into the save on your style* With this in mind, country-style Feed to perfect your very own outdoor of each city’s Best-Dressed event, fondly Gareth: One group of guys was incredibly of the people who turned up to the event traditional. We centred ourselves around colours and bold spirit, the Esquire team enjoyed far too quilts come in mossy colours perfectly image. ( recalled by Esquire’s fashion director enthusiastic, almost like a style cult. They at the Grand Central Hotel were young George Street during the day, where we met use of pattern. We much malbec. Catherine Hayward, senior fashion were very competitive with one another and boldly dressed. dapper staff from Thomas Pink, Harvey ended up shooting Gareth: The only thing more consistent Gutter credits GUTTER CREDITS GUTTER CREDITS editor Gareth Scourfield and associate and admitted to playing “tie trumps”, Speaking of bold, we tried a deep- Nichols and Church’s — in fact, the entire Best-Dressed than our entrants’ pride in their editor Teo van den Broeke. conducting “wardrobe audits” and even fried, battered Mars bar for the first time. Church’s staff came to the evening event entrants non-stop appearance was their competitive attitude holding “tailoring meetings”. It was indescribable. and looked amazing. for three hours! towards Liverpool. 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Thanks to Casio’s technological says. “No one thing makes your car into “The processes of making F1 carsanalog watches. the right man, from mechanic through expertise and preparation, all the hard a winner; you need everything working and making watches may be different, As the current holders of both the to driver, in the right position if you If any sport has pure speed at its core work’s already been done. to its maximum. but our commitment to cutting-edgeF1 Constructors Championship and want to achieve success. it’s Formula One, and the new From top: Mark “We spend a lot of time simplifying technologies is the same.”the Individual World Driver’s “There are many different sides to Webber; team- cockpit controls to reduce the load on EQW-A1000DB has been designedChampionship, technological F1, which is what makes it so specifically to evoke that same feeling Key Features mates Webber drivers and similar principles apply to a The Drivers and Sebastian •innovation has been at the heart of Red fascinating,” he adds. “If you want to of energy and velocity unique to an F1 Vettel; another watch. If it’s difficult to use or On the race track, of course, it’s up to Wherever you are in the world, the celebration understand, it’s not much help.” the Red Bull drivers Sebastian VettelBull’s incredible run of success over the win, you have to be strong in every track on race day. From the aesthetic EQW-M600DC will show you the for Vettel;last seven seasons. department and I see myself as a but technical design down to the Webber with Newey and his team must analyse and Mark Webber to turn the team’s correct time, automatically setting In a sport where speed is facilitator; it’s my job to give the people precision workings of the movement, Adrian Newey how every component can be geared strategic plan into results. itself via the built-in radio signaleverything, it’s Red Bull’s ability to in this team what they need to perform.” this is a watch which puts speed and With mere hundredths of seconds receiver. It sets itself automatically toinnovate and total commitment to “At Red Bull Racing, we pursue a accuracy in pole position. separating positions, the drivers have summer and winter time.keep pushing the envelope that hasseen them come such a long way in very high level of technological innovation, creativity and speed. The Key features • The automatic hand adjustment function that checks the home the very latest technology at their fingertips inside the cockpit.a short time. new Edifice wristwatch has been Computers on the steering wheel position of the hands every hour and This same emphasis on speed and designed with these concepts in mind. • The watch face combines dynamic corrects it if necessary. measure the car’s progress in tenths ofintelligence is in the very DNA of theCasio Edifice range. Thanks to Casio’s We are proud of the design and the continuing partnership with Casio.” hand movement with a dual-layer dial resulting in a distinctive design which • The EQW-M600DC is solar powered and features a clear and a second, informing the drivers of exactly how fast they’re going relativeexpertise in electronics developed over to the previous lap. But at this level, mirrors a feeling of trackside speed. accurate indicator showing currentdecades of experience, the company ‘At Red Bull we pursue • Casio’s unique “Smart Access” battery level at all times. F1 drivers still rely as much on feel ashas created a range of high-tech,innovative chronographs that use the technological innovation, system simplifies the operation of multiple functions. The crown can be • The Neo-display features a luminous coating that provides they do on technical data. “You can feel every bump and everysame cutting-edge technologies andprecision engineering off the track as creativity and speed.’ turned to switch functions between a long-term illumination in the dark wheelspin, so without looking at the clock you know whether you have done 1/20-second stopwatch, timer, alarm after even brief exposure to sunlight.Red Bull use on it. RED Bull’S CHRISTIAN HoRNER and world time zone display. • For outdoor enthusiasts, the a good lap,” says Mark Webber.The Team Principal • The watch uses five independent motors to power the hour, minute EQW-M600DC also provides excellent water resistance, making it Out of the car, the only timepiece Webber needs is his Casio Edifice,Christian Horner has been the and second hands, ensuring that perfect for swimming and snorkelling. which he has worn since the beginningmastermind behind Red Bull’s four each hand sweeps smoothly and Its robust and durable construction of the 2009 racing season.titles, 27 race wins and 38 pole positions without interference. make it a perfect all-rounder. “I like watches that are functional,”in just seven seasons prior to 2012. Ask him what the biggest factor in • The Wave Ceptor technology in the EQW-A1000DB utilises calibration • The countdown timers are geared to help you stay on top of one-off or he says. “I want to put on a watch in the morning and not take it off until thethe team’s success is and there’s only signals from six separate worldwide recurring events via an easy-to-use evening, irrespective of what I’m doing Gutter creditsone answer: “It’s all about teamwork. Christian transmission stations to ensure system for pre-set alarms. The time during the day. Time is important and I Horner, Team The Edifice EQW- The EdificeRed Bull is about working as a group of Principal of Red accuracy is constantly monitored A1000DB, £500, EQW-M600DC, can be set to the nearest minute and want it with me whatever I’m doing.”people with one goal.” Bull Racing and updated automatically. by Casio £350, by Casio up to 24 hours in advance. For more, visit: CASIO April 2012
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  • 26. esquire | promotion SHAVERS 2008 NEW BUSINESS CHALLENGE WINNING lAYS Enterprise and determination make would-be drinks magnate Ed Biden the clear victor in the second Esquire/Philips New Business Challenge award Photograph by Dan Burn-Forti Six months ago, we invited you to share found in business’s biggest successes. It’s no surprise, then, that the judging your entrepreneurial ideas with us to “The Enternships website for panel chose Biden as the winner of this contend for Philips’ £15,000 prize for the advancing university graduates and the year’s Esquire/Philips New Business most convincing and original business like into the businesses of celebrity Challenge Award. plan. Given the current economic climate, entrepreneurs is admirable,” concludes Ed’s inspiration came two years ago the company’s generosity is all the more Mark Watson-Mitchell, CEO of Addworth. when he went into a cafe to buy a drink important for young businessmen looking “The training on such placements could that would keep him focused until lunch. to take their bright ideas to market, so it be invaluable. However, the business The options weren’t great: water wasn’t was no surprise that, as with our inaugural premise of creating and operating such a enticing (and wouldn’t give him the energy competition, the response was site would cost several times what little he needed) while the sports and fizzy overwhelming. “The overall standard this could be gleaned from those whose drinks had too many additives. The year was very impressive, and a step businesses gain such temporary places.” so-called fruit juices, meanwhile, were change from those we saw in the 2007 Of Andrew and Gareth’s multi-tasking laden with sugar and so promised only to New Business Challenge,” reflects Mark website for young urban professionals delay his energy slump. Leftwich, Philips customer marketing (which offers everything from His solution was Aqua Botanica, a director for male shaving. “Almost all ideas recruitment to plumbing, flat shares to drink combining natural energy boosters were supported with a strong commercial dating), Mark Leftwich says, “Urbanmole — yerba mate, guarana, and Siberian rationale, making the final three has the potential to be very successful, but ginseng — with six vitamins to deliver an selections very difficult.” it will be very reliant on securing all-day lift, and available in two flavours But whittle them down we did, and significant content quickly to make it (apple and elderflower, and cranberry and the judging panel subsequently convened relevant. There will be significant raspberry). Instrumental to the success of on a sunny September afternoon for challenges initially to have a large enough his brand is that Aqua Botanica is as good the finalists to present their business marketing budget to generate hits in an for the environment as it is for you: strategies. Vying for the top prize were increasingly expensive search-engine recycled packaging, collaborations with university friends Andrew Eames and marketplace.” local charities and a carbon-neutral Gareth Weir with their multi-tasking As for Ed Biden’s healthy “pick me up” delivery company are just a few of his website Urbanmole, Rajeeb Dey and his drink Aqua Botanica, Esquire business initiatives. All of which proves that to get innovative Enternships scheme for editor Henry Farrar-Hockley was ahead in the business world, it’s not always TREE COAT STAND FROM SKANDIUM undergraduates looking for relevant work impressed by how much has already been about just looking after number one. experience in small and medium achieved through low start-up costs and in enterprises and Ed Biden, an erstwhile the face of adversity along the way. “That venture capitalist with a thirst for a he has established a modest distribution DRINKING IT IN: A CAREFUL healthy, tasty alternative to water. despite losing a promised business loan and UNDERSTANDING OF HIS All three companies demonstrated a having his first big distributor pass away TARGET MARKET AND A UNIQUE BRAND IDENTITY solid grasp of their target demographic with the ink barely dry on the contract is HELPED ED BIDEN WIN and displayed an innovative streak that is testament to Ed’s belief in his product.” OVER THE JUDGING PANEL90ESQMAR09226.indd 1-2 29/12/08 12:52:14 PHILIPS March 2009
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