Dunno about you lot, but for us there’s no part of a monkey’s body that conjures up the idea of a delicious alcoholic taste sensation. So why they’ve chosen to name this whiskey ‘Monkey Shoulder’ is anyone’s guess. Still, at least they know how to put on an event. A few months ago they set up a pop-up shop in Soho and had guests perform easter egg hunts for prizes. Now, they’re running a series of events where they take disused London spaces and transform them into a themed drinking experience for one night only. The most recent was The Manhattan, where guests were decked out with cardboard taxis (as you can see above), harassed by a man in a King Kong suit and taught how to mix a cocktail in a New York minute. Next time round, it’s Whisky Punch: a boozy, boxing themed event on September 7. Alexi Duggins
For more info, see monkeyshoulder.com.