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Why Wine Tastes Different on Airplanes

By Andy Hayler

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. The following article was oroginally published in December 2018. The readers of Elite Traveler spend a lot of time in the sky, so may have noticed that a fine vintage can taste completely different at altitude. […]

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The Tasting Experience of Louis XIII Cognac

By Alex Martin

When a drop of Louis XIII cognac reaches the palate of a lucky consumer, it brings an end to a journey that is centuries in the making. This exclusive cognac is made up of 1,200 different types of eau de vie, a clear liquid abstracted from grapes in the south-west region of France through distillation. The purity of eau de vie makes it […]

Mortlach to Release $13,300 Single Malt Whisky

Legendary Speyside distillery Mortlach is to release its oldest ever single malt Scotch whisky with a retail price of £10,000 ($13,295). Only 94 bottles of Mortlach 47-Year-Old will be made available and demand is expected to outstrip supply many times over. Those hoping to secure one of the distinctive bottles have been invited to register their interest with Justerini & Brooks, who are […]

Cocktail of the Week: Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

By Lauren Hill

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey cocktails created by Joaquín Símo of Pouring Ribbons in New York City. Crossing Currents 2 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey 0.75 oz Contratto Bianco 1 tsp Kalani Coconut Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters To make this cocktail yourself, combine all ingredients, stir and strain into […]

Cocktail of the Week: Blue Door, The Savoy

By Lauren Hill

Blue Door at The Savoy, London 40ml Portobello Road Gin 30ml Fino Sherry 10ml Orange oleo saccharum 5ml Crème de Cacao Noir 4 dashes walnut bitters Blue chocolate paint and ice To create this cocktail, simply combine the ingredients and stir, before adding a touch of blue chocolate paint to the side of your glass and adding a block of […]

The Beverly Hills Hotel Launches $800 Cocktail

By Alex Martin

Beverly Hills Hotel has caused a stir in Hollywood with the unveiling of a new $800 cocktail, named The Stanley, to be served in their iconic Polo Lounge. The landmark hotel, owned by the Dorchester Collection, has been a hideaway for Hollywood’s rich and famous for over a century and some of the town’s biggest deals have been struck in […]

Beverly Hills Hotel

Cocktail of the Week: Margaritas at Las Ventanas

By Lauren Hill

For National Margarita Day, we take a look at the unique twist on the classic drink that’s seen at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico. The Seng Margarita 5 oz Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco 5 oz Cointreau 33 oz Ginseng with royal jelly 75 oz Lemon juice Create the coastal resort’s Seng Margarita by combining […]

Cocktail of the Week: Cocktail Academy’s Oscar-Inspired Drinks

By Lauren Hill

Ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, Los Angeles’ Cocktail Academy has come up with a series of drinks inspired by the Academy Awards Best Picture nominees for you to sip on at your own awards season parties. Fit for a Queen, inspired by The Favourite 1.5 oz gin 0.5 oz strawberry-infused blanc vermouth 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice 0.5 oz […]

Cocktail of the Week: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

By Lauren Hill

Whether you’re spending it with friends or your significant other, celebrate the most romantic day of the year with our pick of Valentine’s Day cocktails. Aqua Valentine’s Cocktail 20ml Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar Rum 40ml Serravinci Cocomerino 10ml apricot juice 25ml lemon juice 3 dashes Peychaud Bitters 30ml Cava To create this cocktail, pour all the ingredients, except the […]

Own One of the Rarest Japanese Whiskies Ever Released

By Lauren Hill

The Japanese fine spirits specialist dekantā has just announced its latest ballot for a highly coveted whisky. This time, dekantā is giving whisky connoisseurs the chance to own one of the limited edition bottles in the Karuizawa ‘Shibari’ 35 Year Old Sherry Cask Series. This valuable series comprises four limited edition bottles filled with whisky from the now-closed Karuizawa distillery, […]