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Olivia Cuccaro

Eastern Origins: the Rise of Japanese Whisky

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In an industry that naturally fixates on old age, it’s not often that you see something new take over. Nonetheless, Japan is coming for the whisky throne. In 1923, Torii Shinjiro built Yamazaki distillery in Shimamoto, outside Kyoto, and introduced the first Japanese whisky, Suntory, as an alternative to […]

The World’s Largest Crystal Cognac Decanter

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Thirty pounds of exquisite crystal and more than 20 remarkable artisans have come together to create one cherished cognac decanter to rule them all: the Louis XIII Le Salmanazar. This striking nine-liter bottle is the largest known crystal cognac decanter in the world and a beacon of French excellence, […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Royal Wedding

By Olivia Cuccaro

The Royal Wedding 1 oz Cazadores Blanco Tequila 1 oz St-Germain infused with Kaffir lime 3/4 oz Noilly Prat Original Dry vermouth 1/4 oz of fresh lime juice 5 dashes chartreuse To create this cocktail of the week infuse St-Germain with Kaffir lime. Combine St-Germain, Cazadores Blanco Tequila,  Noilly Prat Original Dry vermouth, fresh lime juice and chartreuse in a […]

Cocktail of the Week: Of Purity and Pear

By Olivia Cuccaro

Of Purity and Pear at The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas 1.5 oz Grey Goose vodka infused with jasmine pearl green tea 1/4 oz La Poire du Roulot eau de vie 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz simple syrup To create this cocktail of the week, infuse Grey Goose vodka with jasmine pearl green tea. Combine with La Poire du Roulot pear eau […]

Serenity at Coconut Bay Offers Couples’ Experience

Whether for a honeymoon or simply a romantic getaway, St Lucia provides a lovely Caribbean vacation destination for couples. For the utmost privacy, Serenity at Coconut Bay offers a couples’ experience in its personalized, all-inclusive paradise. Serenity at Coconut Bay features expansive plunge-pool suites complete with attentive butler service for you and your loved one. Butlers can arrange intimate experiences […]

Cocktail of the Week: St Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By Olivia Cuccaro

This weekend, we’ll be looking at the world through green-tinted glasses in celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re toasting the holiday on the Emerald Isle itself, or gathering with friends at a local pub for some Irish-themed antics, we’ve rounded up our favorite festive cocktails for March. See our picks of cocktail recipes featuring ingredients that hail from Ireland. […]

Cocktail of the Week: Copper Dog Apple Dog

By Olivia Cuccaro

Apple Dog 1.5 oz Copper Dog whisky 1 Granny Smith apple To create this cocktail of the week, juice one granny smith apple. Combine apple juice with Copper Dog whisky in a lowball glass. Add cubed ice. Despite the charming Hugo Guinness illustration on the bottle, a ‘copper dog’ is more than a beloved pet. The history of the term […]

Gemma Paterson of Balvenie on Women in Whisky

By Olivia Cuccaro

What’s the story behind the exclusive $5,000 flight of whisky served at Four Seasons Hotel New York? By now, you may have heard the buzz from collectors and enthusiasts about The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3, a range of vintage single malts available to sample only at Manhattan’s chic Ty Bar for $1,000 a Glencairn-glass sample. Produced by William Grant […]

Spa of the Week: Talise Burj Al Arab

By Olivia Cuccaro

Five hundred feet above the glittering city lights of Dubai, the pinnacle of luxury relaxation in UAE awaits. On the 18th floor of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Talise Spa offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, while simultaneously offering a space to catch your breath with calm-inducing spa treatments in its award-winning facilities. Bask in the natural light of […]

Cocktail of the Week: Oscars Red Carpet Rose

By Olivia Cuccaro

Red Carpet Rose, Inspired by the Oscars 1 part Beefeater 24 gin 2 parts Lillet Rosé aperitif 3 parts Mumm Napa sparkling wine To create this cocktail of the week, combine Beefeater 24, Lillet Rosé and Mumm Napa in a glass over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit twist. Whether you’re walking the red carpet for awards season or watching the […]