The Proof Flat

If you’re always staring admiringly at the craft spirit collection at your favorite cocktail bars, well, there’s a one-stop shop for building a similar collection at home, brought to you by none other than Proof & Company Spirits, the consultants behind pretty much every other cocktail bar that you love. Just down the street from 28 HongKong Street, The Proof Flat is a gorgeous little retail shop stocking everything you need to have a world-class bar at home.

Right out of a James Bond film, it has wooden shelves and cabinets in a cool shade of signal blue filled with different kinds of craft spirits. Commissioned art lines the walls, complemented by a gentle L-curved leather sofa, marble-top coffee table and Persian-style rugs. The design is by the group’s long-time collaborators, Matt Shang and Paul Semple from multidisciplinary design studio, Hassell.

Browse through hundreds of bottles, good small-batch stuff curated over years of travelling and meeting producers. Highlights include Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon ($126), Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum ($85), Fuenteseca Tequila ($271-$896) and some rare offerings. You can try some of them before you actually make a purchase. On top of that, there are bar tools with different styles and finishes, glassware by Italesse’s Wormwood collection, items for your pantry like syrups and bitters and more than 300 different recipe, history and distillation books on cocktails and spirits. The staff dispenses recipe cards and tips on how you can make your own favorite cocktails right at home. Subscribe to their “Friends of the Flat” list to receive updates on workshops, private tastings and other events happening at The Proof Flat.

But if you already know what you’re looking for, you can also shop on their e-commerce site here.