An Exceptional Moment with Johnnie Walker Blue Label

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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

Bruichladdich: Progressive Hebridean Distillers

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Along the windswept coast of the Hebridien island of Islay stands the headquarters for one of the most innovative distilleries to currently be in operation. It’s a distillery where providence is not only placed on the whisky it creates, but also on the land that nurtures it. It’s name: Bruichladdich. Re-opening its doors in 2001 after a prolonged closure, the Bruichladdich... Read More

A Day in the Life: The Shinola Runwell

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The humble bicycle has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with this classic mode of transport establishing itself as a favourite amongst a generation of mobile creatives and health-conscious workers. A good bicycle should offer comfort and versatility to truly standout as an investment worth making, and selecting a frame too specialized for particular ventures will... Read More

JOSHUA’s Magazine – Issue THREE

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Aspirational Lifestyle publication; JOSHUA’s Magazine has released issue THREE. Featuring a carefully curated selection of men’s lifestyle features – this issue circles around the theme, “Life is Fantastic” (issues ONE and TWO). Features MONTBLANC – Interview with Montblanc MD Christian Rauch COMADOR – We look at the luxury cigar collaboration between JAY Z... Read More

Johnnie Walker Blue Label – The Gentlemen’s Wager

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Luxury blended Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker Blue Label has launched a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini – a tale about two gentlemen placing a wager, beginning with Jude Law sitting back on a luxurious 1928 Italian boat. Directed by British director Jake Scott, and shot in the British Virgin Islands, the film tells the story of a wager between... Read More

Caran d’Ache – Maxi Metallic Pencils

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The new Maxi Metallic Pencils from Caran d’Ache definitely get filed under Apeish, but we thought they were pretty cool. Available from September 2014 in all Caran d’Ache points of sale and boutiques, these five metallic coloured pencils will brighten up your winter. Gold, silver, bronze, red and green are the shades available – perfect for creative children and adults alike. The... Read More

What to Drink: Three Barrels Honey Brandy

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Brandy, traditionally a drink of the older demographic, is fast becoming a popular option for the younger generation. The cause of this excitement for consumers is new and innovative brand flavours. With an increasing demand for sweeter flavourings, in particularly honey – the market has been taken by storm with a new age of brandy drinkers. Our tipple of choice is Three... Read More

BMW i8

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Summer 2014 appears to be when Germany has found the winning formula. A combination of speed and power with eye catching performance, combined with an unrivalled attention to detail. You may be forgiven for thinking I am referring the success of Messer’s Lowe, Lahn and Muller but with the introduction of the new i8, BMW have ensured the World Cup is not the only success that they... Read More

Tanqueray No. TEN & The Citrus Garden

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The weather’s been warm, and no doubt gents everywhere have been dousing themselves liberally with citrus-based scents in an attempt to stay fresh in the rising temperatures. With freshness in mind, we gladly welcome the Citrus Garden to London, a new pop-up location for refreshing libations created with the appealing citrus botanicals of Tanqueray No. TEN gin. Perched atop the... Read More

L’Artisan Parfumeur – Home Fragrance

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Unique and iconoclastic fragrance house; L’Artisan Parfumeur are expanding their ‘Home’ range, this August with 4 new fragrance diffusers. These additions join the brand’s Grasse Collection, launched in 2012, which celebrates the home of L’Artisan, in the South of France. Created by Vincent Schaller, the fragrance diffusers are inspired by the four seasons in the fragrant... Read More