How to Spend It

Norwegians love foraging so much they actually have a helpline that tells you when to go mussel picking. After 48 hours in the company of Monica Berg, the creative force behind Oslo’s fashionable Himkok bar, I’m steeped in Nordic trivia of this sort.


Oslo’s leading bar, HIMKOK, is garnering international attention for melding Norwegian tradition with modern technique. Tyler Wetherall explores their latest drinks, from an aquavit cocktail infused with “brown cheese” to one with truffle seaweed.

Cocktail Lovers

Shhh! Listen carefully and you’ll hear a buzz going around bartender circles. It’s the excitable chatter surrounding The Glasshouse Project. Devised by Bombay Sapphire and aimed squarely at the trade, what we love about it is, it’s pushing boundaries, challenging perceptions and ultimately bringing better drinking experiences to everyone.