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The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

Gadgets, booze and more - this is what we recommend.

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond
Marc Chacksfield
29 August 2023

Welcome to The WantList, our regular list of the things we have seen recently that we simply have to recommend.

It could be anything: a fantastic dram of whisky, the latest gadget or something that has simply changed our life for the better.

We'll be updating this one regularly, so make sure you give it a bookmark. Once we've given a product a try and like what we see, it'll go in here.

This week we've a beautiful everyday watch, some cinema-inspired whisky and a retro console that's been given a 2023 makeover...


Atari 2600 Plus

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

Whether your a big kid or a regular sized one, it's time to listen up, as Atari has announced a brand new console - the 2600 Plus. A shrunken version of the 2600, this new iteration continues to pack one hell of gaming punch - just at 80% of the size. Pairing classic design with timeless tech prowess, the 2600 Plus also features both HDMI and USB-C connectivity and even comes complete with a 10-in-1 game cartridge. The best part, though, might just be the compatibility, with the 2600 Plus upping the stakes by catering to both 2600 and 7800 cartridges. It also allows for the addition of extra controllers should you wish (available for purchase on the site). Set to drop in November, this timeless piece of gaming nostalgia is currently open to preorders in the US. Keep your eyes peeled though, as it won't be long before it lands on this side of the Atlantic.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Cinema Series

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

What's better than straight up whisky? Why, it's brilliantly illustrated whisky, complete with iconic cinematic moments. The independent bottler has just announced the launch of its Cinema Series - a new collection of 24 bottles whose labels are just as enticing as the contents. Illustrated by Emily Chappell, the line-up features film icons alongside references to moments from classic world cinema. This new selection features 14 themed bottles, comprised of Scotch, Rums and 5 regular, non-themed Scotches. So whatever your poison, there's likely something that'll float your boat - and look bloody lovely on a shelf.

Ruark Audio's 1970s Inspire R410

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

An audio brand we've bigged up for as long as we can remember, Ruark Audio returns with a design worthy of any home decor magazine. The series-opener from the British brand's superb sounding 100 Series, the Inspire R410 is a true slice of the 70s brought kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Compatible with all major streaming services - including Tidal, Deezer, BBC Sounds, Spotify - and with Apple Airplay 2 and Chromecast built-in, this stylish piece of kit is perfect for those equally as concerned with appearances as top-quality audio. Available in two stylish finishes – Walnut and Grey - and retailing for £1,299, we're poised to get our hands (and eyes) on one of these beauties.

Deanston 15 Year Old Tequila Cask Finish

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

Did someone say tequila? Well, not exactly, but you're not all that far off. Whiskey brand Deanston has been a favourite of ours since we can remember. Now, its connecting the highlands of Scotland with the highlands of Mexico - the Jaliscan Highlands to be precise - as part of their new 15 Year Old Tequila Cask Finish. Packed full of flavour at 52.5% ABV, these bottles are finished in tequila casks for 2 years after spending 13 years in Oak hogsheads to create fruity and floral flavours. A truly enticing combination, this limited edition release is one we're looking forward to getting our hands on.

Christopher Ward: The Twelve (36mm)

The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond

Last but by no means least this week, it's time to rest your eyes on these fetching Christopher Ward timepieces. The new 36mm iterations of the popular Twelve model, this wrist candy is ideal for those with smaller wrists or simply wishing to keep their detailing low-key. Features a dodecagonal bezel and textured dial, the devil really is in the detail. Retailing for £1,050, the latest design is available in 4 separate colourways - Frosted Lichen, Glacier Blue, Alta White, and Nordic Blue.