Wines and Spirits

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Wine Through the Ages at Fête des Vignerons

By Samantha Coles

Fête des Vignerons, or the Winegrowers’ Festival, only comes around once in a generation; it is held five times a century and the last one was in 1999. This year is the 12th edition of the jubilee, and it will be held in Vevey, a Swiss town on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is the only living Swiss tradition […]

Last Drop Distillers Launches 15th Limited Release

By Alex Martin

The Last Drop Distillers has announced the second release in its ongoing exclusive trilogy, the 1969 Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is just the 15th release from the exclusive spirits company in the last 11 years and follows the 1968 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is comprised of just two cask bottlings and is limited to just 271 bottles worldwide. […]

A Bulletproof Whisky Vault For Your Home

By Emma Reynolds

If nothing else, the Whisky Vault adds a unique layer to your serious whisky collecting journey — a talking point for curious guests wondering why there’s a display case protecting your bottles of spirits. This luxury, bulletproof safe, which can store up to 21 bottles of your most prized vintages or limited-edition bottles, allows you to showcase your collection without […]

The Best Everyday Drinking Whiskies

By Emma Reynolds

Not every whisky lovers wants to sip on their most expensive expressions, typically reserved for special occasions and celebrations. Stock your bar with top-shelf whisky that won’t look out of place next to your most coveted bottles and you won’t feel guilty pouring yourself a dram of after work. Read on for the best everyday drinking whiskies. Jack Daniels No […]

The Savoy’s American Bar Comes to NYC

By Emma Reynolds

American Bar at The Savoy, London has been a favorite among British royalty since it opened in 1889. Not only is The Savoy one of the world’s most well-known hotels, its most famous bar, the American Bar, recently won World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail. For two days only (June 11 and June 12), Dante in New York […]

Auction Napa Valley 2019 Highlights

By Emma Reynolds

Auction Napa Valley draws oenophiles across the world to the US wine capital in support more than 25 local nonprofits that benefit community health and children’s education. This year, the auction will be hosted from May 29 through June 3. Founded in 1981 by a group of winery owners, Auction Napa Valley is sponsored by more than 550 members of […]

The Most Exclusive Whiskies in the World

By Emma Reynolds

Of course, you’ve read about The Glenlivet Winchester‘s $25,000 bottle of Scotch whisky, but did you know about some of the rarest and most exclusive whiskies on the planet? Elite Traveler has rounded up the most sought after bottles around the world — you’ll be hard-pressed to find one of these rare expressions. Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey […]

The Balvenie Launches Exclusive $60,000 Suite Package

By Emma Reynolds

Today, The Balvenie Scotch Whisky launched its latest collection: The Balvenie Stories, a  collection of single malt whiskies that celebrate the evolution of the Scotch whisky brand as we know it today with expressions representing character, endeavor and craft created at The Balvenie Distillery. To celebrate this exciting launch, The Balvenie partnered with luxury travel company Celebrated Experiences (it has […]

The Best Limited-Edition Whiskies in the World

By Emma Reynolds

Whisky collector or spirit connoisseur, there’s nothing more tempting and exciting than getting your hands on an ultra-rare bottle of limited-edition whisky. From Kentucky bourbon to single malt Scotch whisky, read on for some of the rarest and most limited-edition bottles on Earth. The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 $25,000 The Glenlivet’s third Winchester release is a 50-year-old expression first laid […]

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. […]

Wine on Airplanes