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The Balvenie Releases New Marriage Series Whisky

By Alex Martin

Scotch whisky specialists The Balvenie has rounded off the decade in fine style with the second release in its coveted Marriage Series. Named ‘The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0197′, the new release is a fine example of Malt Master David Stewart’s unique skill in marrying rare and precious whisky. The liquid is a further enhancement of the original Marriage 0962, which was […]

Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle: The Art of Assemblage

By Elite Traveler

The Laurent-Perrier style is grounded in the vision of one man, Bernard de Nonancourt, who began creating champagnes underpinned by freshness, finesse and elegance as early as the 1950s. Above and beyond the style, what defines the House of Laurent‑Perrier is its role as an innovator and pioneer in ensuring of the quality of wines in Champagne. In 1959, Laurent-Perrier […]

The Dalmore 60-Year-Old Released For 180th Anniversary

By Alex Martin

The Dalmore has unveiled a rare and limited edition 60-year-old single malt whisky to mark its 180th anniversary. Master distiller Richard Paterson chose a liquid that reflects the enduring legacy of the distillery, its pioneering spirit and restless pursuit of the perfect whisky. In an ode to its illustrious history, The Dalmore 60-Year-Old has been created from two twin casks […]

Royal Salute Reveals New Time Series Whisky

By Alex Martin

The proclaimed King of Whisky, Royal Salute, has unveiled its latest limited-edition blend, the Time Series 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish. With only 106 bottles available, it is an ultra-rare liquid and is priced accordingly at $30,000 per bottle. Perfect for the serious whisky collector, the all-new expression is contained within a beautiful, hand-blown Dartington Crystal decanter. Every bottle […]

The Future of Dom Pérignon with Vincent Chaperon

By Kristen Shirley

As a vintage-only champagne, Dom Pérignon exclusively releases champagne during a good year. Even with its discerning standards, certain vintages become the stuff of legends. Wine critics hailed 2002 as one of the best vintages of the past 30 years, comparing it to the superb 1996. Seventeen years after this magical, warm growing season in Champagne, Dom Pérignon releases the […]

The Balvenie Unveils DCS Compendium Chapter Five

By Alex Martin

Single malt scotch whisky specialist, The Balvenie, has unveiled the final chapter in its DCS Compendium series. Named ‘Chapter Five: Malt Master’s Indulgence’, the collection of five rare scotch whiskeys is valued at $80,000. The collection has been crafted by Malt Master David Stewart for their significance to his career. It begins with a 56-year-old liquid – the oldest ever […]

The World of Fine Wine Announces Best Wine Lists 2019

By Alex Martin

The World’s Best Wine Lists Awards for 2019 have been revealed by The World of Fine Wine. South Africa’s Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient is the biggest winner of this year’s list after receiving the honor of Wine List of the Year, Best Hotel Wine List in the World, and Champions’ League World’s Best By-the-Glass Wine List 2019. Now in […]

Jamie Ritchie on Trends in the Wine World

By Elite Traveler

Jamie Ritchie has been buying wines by the case since he was 18 years old. Now, as worldwide head of Sotheby’s Wine, he oversees wine auctions that reach record-breaking numbers. The last five years have been a prosperous time for the fine wine and spirits business, as demand from Asia and the Americas has driven prices to record levels. In […]

Patrón Releases its Oldest Tequila Ever

By Alex Martin

Patrón has announced the release of a limited edition 10-year-old tequila, the oldest ever from the Bacardi-owned company. The Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is exclusive to the US market where demand for high-end, aged tequilas is growing rapidly. The production of a 10-year-old tequila shows impressive foresight from the Bacardi-owned brand. Indeed, aged tequila was so rare at the […]

Krug Partners with Neneh Cherry for ‘Rhythm & Ride’ Encounter

By Alex Martin

Krug champagne will further strengthen its love affair with music by partnering with singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry for its upcoming Rhythm & Ride Encounter. Now in its fourth consecutive year, Krug Encounters returns with another unique concept set in an enchanting English woodland. This year’s Rhythm & Ride experience follows the hugely successful Tracks on Tracks event with Jools Holland in […]