Wines and Spirits

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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

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 […]