A doctor of mixology shouldn’t show up to a house call without his medicinal bag, and a partnership between case maker Billykirk and the Cooper & Thief Winemakers/Distillery makes sure that oversight doesn’t happen.
The $250 No. 552 Cooper & Thief Bartender Bag is made of full-grain leather with a reinforced bottom and solid brass handle rivets that match the copper-plated bar tools ready for service inside. The barkeep on the move arrives armed with a Hawthorne strainer, muddler bar spoon, Julep strainer and jigger.
Since there’s often a gimmick with booze-related transports like this — such as a violin case that hides a fifth of Scotch or a briefcase that opens up into a martini set — No. 552 packs a secret leather flap within sized to hide a bottle of Cooper & Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend (though that doesn’t ship with the bag).