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    Will and Dave Willis own and operate Bully Boy Distillers. They're Boston's only craft distillery.

    Check out their story: bullyboydistillers.com

    Song: Dave Brubeck Quartet-Take Five

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  2. A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

    In our inaugural film, we visit the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition. Founder Brad Estabrooke talks about starting from nothing and the imperfect process of perfecting a craft. His experience bears a lesson for us all: knowing you could fail brings you that much closer to success.

    director-producer KEEF
    director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
    editor MATT SHAPIRO
    title design MANDY BROWN
    music ROMAN ZEITLIN
    sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
    re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY

    special thanks
    BRAD ESTABROOKE & BREUCKELEN DISTILLING CO.

    thisismadebyhand.com
    bureauofcommongoods.com
    keef.tv
    brkdistilling.com

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  3. A project from bureauofcommongoods.com, Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand—sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

    In our second film, we meet writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. He talks about the human element of craft, and the potential for a skill to mature into an art. And in sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash.

    director-producer KEEF
    director of photography JOSHUA KRASZEWSKI
    editor MATT SHAPIRO
    music MICHAEL TRAINOR & NATHAN ROSENBERG
    music produced at THE DOG HOUSE NYC
    sound recordist ROBERT ALBRECHT
    re-recording mixer NICHOLAS MONTGOMERY
    assistant re-recording mixer JOHN GUMAER
    gaffer ADAM ORELLANA
    title design MANDY BROWN

    special thanks
    JOEL BUKIEWICZ & CUT BROOKLYN

    thisismadebyhand.com
    bureauofcommongoods.com
    cutbrooklyn.com
    keef.tv
    doghousenyc.com

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  4. The life of a mariner is one given over to wanderlust—the quest for adventure, crossing unseen horizons to secure precious goods—only to bring them back to their home port. This same love of adventure and curiosity defines the brotherhood of Rick and Michael Mast. They share a fiercely independent spirit, leaping into the unknown and trusting that they’ll find the answer through endurance and dedication to their craft.

    They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike.

    The Mast Brothers are now planning to navigate the mighty Atlantic, sailing to the Dominican Republic in search of beans and a deeper connection with the folks who grow them. Before they begin the next chapter, The Scout spent time with Rick and Michael documenting their story.

    Visit thescoutmag.com

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  5. Riding some ace local trails in Peebles, Scottish Borders, on my cyclocross bike.

    Zipping along dry dusty trails, getting a little air, attempting tricky sections and the odd rear wheel drift makes me happy.

    Just me with a couple of afternoons free, an LX3, tripod and plenty of backwards and forwardsing to cobble this together.

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