KANPAi! is a new quarterly magazine, made by Merchant’s Heart for drink-makers and enthusiasts.
KANPAi! is filled with, and designed for, the industry’s very best talent – and celebrates their passion and work. Beautifully designed, playful in tone and knowledgeable without being drier than London gin.
In the Gaijin issue we looked at Japanese drinking culture through a Western lens, and how our two worlds have infiltrated one another. Our beautiful Nine Aesthetics shoot takes the defining principles of Japanese beauty and renders them in drinkable format, while we’ve pulled off a thrilling coup by bagging the legendary Ueno San to talk us through his life behind the bar. We’ve had some fun with Japanese packaging, tried some Japanese wine and had a really good look behind the bar at Sexy Fish. All this and more inside.
If you would like to buy a copy of the magazine, you can do so here.