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The Vesper


Presenting the first edition of the Gibson's culture journal, the Vesper. This spring edition explores ideas of renewal and creativity. Coming in Women's History Month, it also highlights different efforts of women to stand out in the industry and the challenges they still face. Lastly, it includes a little tongue-in-cheek commentary on speakeasies.



The full digital edition is available through the link above. Mobile friendly article links can be found below.


Step One:  Keep It Classic 

An account of how the Gibson kept its pre-Prohibition focus going after 10 years.



A Chat with 'Mr. Lyan' 

Gibson interviews one of the food and beverage world's highly regarded leaders on creativity, fresh ideas, and coming to DC.


Tips From Your Bartender:  When the Bartender Buys You a Drink

What to do when you've been comped drinks by a bartender. 


Brenne Single Malt:  Not Your Father's Idea of Whisky 

Gibson creative director, Julia Ebell, reviews a French single malt whisky and its reviewers.


A Perfect Refresher For Spring

Some thoughts on a perfect 'dance juice' for self-identified cougars--and a nice low-abv option for spring.


The Gibson Curse

A Valentine's write-in submission about a string of no good, very bad dates.


Booze, As Made By Women

Anxo's general manager, Mollie Bensen, writes about the experience of curating a selection of beer, wine, and spirits produced by women.


In Defense of Speakeasies:  A Speakeasy Takedown

Speakeasies are the worst. Speakeasies are great. It's as simple as that.