Master graftsman

28 October, 2015

Hamish Smith finds in Charles Joly a man who doesn’t make compromises – but does make great bars

Constellation has bought a minority share in Charles Joly’s Crafthouse Cocktails, a pre-mixed drinks company. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.

Winner of World Class 2014, Charles Joly, will leave Aviary, weeks after the Chicago bar was named in the World’s 50 Best Bars list for 2014.

Photo credit: Christian Seel

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