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Gordon & MacPhail Releases Rare Whiskies from Silent Distilleries

By Alex Martin

Renowned whisky hunters Gordon & MacPhail has honored Scotland’s silent distilleries by adding three remarkably rare single malts to its exclusive Private Collection. Two of the three releases come from so-called silent distilleries: Dallas Dhu and St. Magdalene. Both distilleries were established during the Scotch whisky boom of the late 18th and early 19th century but ceased production in 1982. […]

Take Three: Remarkable Fine Scotch Whiskies

By Emma Reynolds

Elite Traveler takes a closer look at three fine Scotch whiskies from some of Scotland’s legendary distilleries. Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery Gordon & MacPhail curates rare single malt whiskies from more than 100 distilleries around the globe. This 70-year-old single malt, filled on June 11, 1948 and stored at Scotland’s Glen Grant Distillery, was the perfect […]

Where to Celebrate International Beer Day

By Emma Reynolds

Celebrated in hundreds of cities around the globe, International Beer Day brings together beer fans to sip on a cold glass of their favorite brew. The day takes place internationally on the first Friday in August – this year, it’s August 2. For the ultimate beer celebration, head to Kohanaiki in Kona, Hawaii. The invitation-only private residential club is one […]

The World’s First Wine Club in the Sky with VistaJet

By Emma Reynolds

Like many great ideas, VistaJet CEO Thomas Flohr’s VistaJet Wine Program was conjured up over a glass of, well, wine. “I am a wine lover and a fair amount of my friends, who are clients, are wine lovers. When we traveled together, we discovered that the taste differs in the sky [and] on the ground,” Flohr tells Elite Traveler in […]

Clos19 Launches Veuve Clicquot Celebration Experience

By Alex Martin

Situated in the heart of Veuve Clicquot’s vineyards, the historic Manoir de Verzy is considered holy ground for champagne enthusiasts. Those same enthusiasts now have the chance to secure the experience of a lifetime within its storied walls. In August, wine and spirits experts Clos19 will launch the new Veuve Clicquot Celebration Experience, which includes exclusive use of Manoir de Verzy and its […]

Best Tequila Cocktails for National Tequila Day

By Emma Reynolds

How else do you celebrate National Tequila Day than with a delicious, chilled cocktail in hand? Elite Traveler has rounded up some of the most delicious cocktails you can make right at home, or order at one of these bars all over the world. Mexican Bishop Mortar & Pestle, San Jose and San Mateo, CA 1.5 oz Casa Pacific Reposado Tequila .5 […]

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 […]