Josef Rainer Shakermanufaktur

Klaus St. Rainer owns and runs the internationally renowned ‘Goldende Bar’ in Munich, Germany. He is dedicated to creating the perfect cocktail and relies on classic tools and techniques, yet roams free in his choice of ingredients to develop new and fresh tastes.

In 2008, Klaus was translating the work of Jerry Thomas, whose persona and contribution to the institution of the bar as we know it today had great impact on him. Notably, Jerry Thomas worked with bar tools made of sterling silver and gold he himself had created. Klaus soon envisioned to own a perfect set of bartender’s tools designed and hand produced to his very needs and liking. It was essential to him that the set be made by hand and in his close vicinity. Klaus turned to a friend and former colleague cum fine arts smith to help design and produce this vision -  his own sterling silver shaker for a traditional Boston-shaker glass. 

After months of trial and error the duo found their working formula and was able recreate the result. Feedback from the community was overwhelmingly positive and Klaus decided to share the fruits of his labour with friends and colleagues he felt would make good use of his shaker. The duo has since opened up production to the general public and will produce each piece to order.

In the spirit of creating a complete suite of tools, the collection has since grown by the JR Meisterstück Spoon and the JR Meisterstück Cup.

For Klaus St. Rainer, manual work, love and family make the manufacturing process special, which demands a lot of handwork. It takes upwards of 2 days time to complete one single tool.

Meisterstück JR Spoon

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Material: Sterling Silver - 925/000 AG

Weight: 77.7g

Length: 44cm

Design: Klaus St. Rainer, 2013

Meisterstück JR Cup

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Material: Sterling Silver - 925/000 AG

Gold plated inner surface

Weight: approx. 210g

Capacity: approx. 315ml

Dimensions: 10.5 cm high, 7.7 cm across at the top, 5 cm across at the bottom

Design: Klaus St. Rainer, 2014