Many words come to mind when you mention the name Stu Bale to those who know him.
“Fuck that guy”, “Oh God, what’s happening now?” and most commonly “Fuck yes, this project is going to be amazing.” Glasgow born and bred he is a man out of time, quite frankly, with his irrefutable desire to explore every facet of the world around him mixed with his hedonistic love for all that is both good and bad for him it makes for a heady mix when you spend time with him. It’s intoxicating.
We spoke to him in this fucked up socially distanced world about his life and some other stuff and needless to say it didn’t’ disappoint.
ORA: Tell us about yourself in a couple of lines, who you are, what you do and why you do it?
STU: I own Crucible, which is kind of like a playground for anyone that is interested in flavour. We have a a load of mad equipment that the majority of folk aren’t able to access and let them loose on it.
Alongside that we run our own consultancy company from there. We’re kinda like the Black Ops of bars help out a lot of people behind the scenes, writing peoples speeches, education programs for brands.
We also help people bring brand ideas to life. The dream used to be for people to own their own bar, now they want their own fucking gin or RTD or some shit which we actually really enjoy doing.