Here’s how we see it: We don’t carry everything, but we carry the right things.
What does that mean to us?
It means that every item we carry has been tested, read, screened, evaluated, and approved by our founder and staff. If an item isn’t up to snuff, we don’t stock it. It’s as simple as that.
We might test ten versions of an item type, and decide to stock two of them, or none of them. What we care about most is that each tool, ingredient, and book is thoughtfully evaluated, so you know that when you order anything from us, you’re getting a quality product.
We stand behind every item we sell because we’ve tested and vetted them ourselves. We might not carry items for lots of reasons, including that maybe we just haven’t evaluated it quite yet!
This process in always ongoing, as we seek out what’s new, what’s improved, and evaluate the freshmen products against the old standards. If you have something for consideration you can get in touch with us about that.
So why do we sometimes have more than one of a product type, then?
Within product curation, we want to include variations in products, so that you have the ability to select by your own personal preference. For example, one tonic syrup we carry may have strong juniper and floral notes, while another has a strong quinine base and a more herbaceous finish. They’re both great products, they’re just different!
What you won’t find here, are superfluous variations, or any item that chooses form over function. There are some really beautiful and interesting products out there, but if they don’t excel at the task they’re intended for, we don't carry them.
Same goes for books. And in this, we make note of the accuracy of information given. We won’t stock any book that gives poor or incorrect technical instructions, or that speaks down to the reader. We believe anyone can make a badass cocktail themselves, when shown proper technique, and given great tools and ingredients to make it. Any books that insist otherwise, just ain’t our thing.