An Exceptional Moment with Johnnie Walker Blue Label


Exceptional moments in life are truly a rarity. Whilst there may be occasions in your week that put a spring in your step, few have the ability to leave such a vivid impression as the instances where we stop to savour something of quality when it is before us. On a recent trip to enjoy the 2014 Ryder Cup, Ape to Gentleman’s Lifestyle Editor had the privilege of experiencing one... Read More

Manhattan Grill


When one of the things you hear about a restaurant’s chef is that President Obama is a former employer, you’re interest is peaked. When you hear that the restaurant he now works in specialises in steaks, you make reservations. Located within the Marriott Hotel at West India Key, Manhattan Grill offers up a fine selection of beef cuts proudly prepared by head chef Damian Trejo,... Read More

Ape to Video: Whisky Sour


Ape to Gentleman have teamed up with esteemed whisky brand Chivas to create a set of short videos to help your transformation from Ape to Gentleman. We will be adding more and more to our already strong Vimeo channel, please check back to keep updated. This first video focuses on how to make a Whisky Sour drink. How to make a Whisky Sour from Ape to Gentleman on Vimeo. More on... Read More

Experimental Beach – Ibiza


Nestled in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea are the Balearic Islands, the closest of which; Ibiza, lies just 49 miles off the coast of Valencia, in eastern Spain. Ibiza is often noted for its legendary nightlife; centred around two areas: Ibiza Town, the island’s capital on the southern shore and San Antonio to the West. However, the warm, sunny weather, beaches and... Read More

Rum – A Guide


History Rum was said to be first created in Barbados during the 17th century. It get’s its name from the word Rum-bullion, which is an old English word for an uproar or tumult. It’s made from sugarcane juice, sugarcane syrup or molasses. Variations Dark rums, also known by their particular colour, such as brown, black, or red rums, are classed a grade darker than gold... Read More

Coffee: Hardware


To conclude our coffee series, we have chosen the finest in home bean to cup coffee wizardry. After exploring the history of coffee followed by the best locations for production – it was only fair we shed light on the Krups EA9000. This machine is essentially the tool for home baristas. You may wonder why it costs £1299.99, these questions are answered upon first use. It... Read More

Coffee Production: Leading Locations


Leading on from our introduction, history and details of coffee (click the image above to read), we enlisted the expert-help of Mr Guy Eardley-Wilmot, Coffee Taster at Sea Island Coffee to spill the beans and takes us on a quick voyage around some of the world’s main coffee growing regions. Central America Central American coffees are generally light-bodied and relatively... Read More

Coffee: from Plantation to Cup


For coffee drinkers, pause a moment – and consider just how large a role coffee plays in your daily existence. Your morning wake-up call, you afternoon pick-me up or an after-dinner delight. Delicious, functional and often not enjoyed to its maximum. Instant coffee, is convenient and affordable, but lacking in taste. Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to dive deep into the... Read More

The Glenlivet Guardians’ Chapter Winner


Back in October we introduced you to The Guardians’ Chapter from the expert distillers at The Glenlivet, a series of events where the famous distillery looked to discover it’s first crowd-sourced single-malt. With 3 potential new expressions up for scrutiny from whisky lovers the world over, the chapter allowed the public to cast their vote over which of the distinctive creations... Read More

Christmas Day Drinks


A sizeable part of Christmas for any ape or gentleman is good food. And after food, just before gifting, it’s all about wine. So align the key events of the day with this selection of fine, fine wines. Breakfast – Casters Liebart Cuvee Vincent Champagne Christmas is an excellent excuse for champagne at what would usually be considered inappropriate hours. We recommend this... Read More