“It looks sorta like an 1980s cocaine den held together with masking tape in here,” says Robin, the towering Scot who hands us White Lyan’s flagship Beeswax Old Fashioned. The USP here, apart from looking like Ike Turner’s basement, is that everything is pre-made, batched up in bottles and ready to hit your hands in seconds. The result is a waxy, soothing and surprisingly incredible Old Fashioned. Even Jay Z (who dropped by recently) couldn’t leave without pocketing a bottle to take home.
Escape here when: even this video can’t raise a smile.