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Scotch Whisky’s Great Revival with Tod Bradbury

By Alex Martin

A global thirst for Scotch whisky has continued to grow unabated in 2018 with demand, particularly for single malts, expanding at a rate not seen for a generation. As the Head of Rare and Collectable Whiskies for fine wine and spirits merchants Justerini & Brooks, Tod Bradbury is charged with the task of sourcing the finest malts, both young and old, […]

Personalized Barrels for Bourbon and Whiskey Aficionados

By Emma Reynolds

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Bourbon and whiskey aficionados will cherish these personalized barrels. Concoct your blend with a master distiller, create a custom label and have it delivered to your doorstep. Woodford Reserve Double Oak Single Barrel Personal Selection Venture down to where it all began in the heart of Kentucky (Versailles, to […]

Cocktail of the Week: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

By Lauren Hill

Prohibition Old Fashioned at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas 2 oz WhistlePig 10yr rye 25 oz tawny port 20yr 5 oz Vermont maple syrup 3 dashes angostura bitters 3 dashes cherry bitters To make the Prohibition Old Fashioned, combine all the ingredients and stir with ice, then strain over a large ice cube with a maraschino cherry and orange twist […]

Bodega Numanthia and Loewe Create Customizable Barrel

By Emma Reynolds

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In a first-ever collaboration, Bodega Numanthia and Spanish fashion house Loewe have united to create a unique collector’s item: a customizable Loewe-leather-trimmed barrel. The supple leather is delicately wrapped around a 225-liter French oak cask, and can be customized in five colors, from navy to fiery red, then stamped […]

Cocktail of the Week: Grey Goose Long Flight Home

By Lauren Hill

Long Flight Home by Grey Goose 5 oz Grey Goose La Vanille 5 oz Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato 5 oz spiced syrup 75 oz lemon juice 5 oz egg white To create this seasonal cocktail, combine all of the ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a star anise pod and Peychauds […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Glenlivet Glade

By Lauren Hill

Speyside Coffee Cocktail at The Glenlivet Glade, Rosewood London 30ml The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish 30ml Drambuie 50ml fresh coffee Dash of simple syrup Twist of orange zest To make this cocktail, combine all the ingredients, except the orange zest, and stir, then heat it all together in a coffee machine or saucepan. Leave for several minutes but […]

Louis XIII Cognac to Release First Smart Decanter

By Lauren Hill

Marking a first for the spirits world, cognac distiller Louis XIII has announced the creation of a Smart Decanter that uses NFC technology to connect you to the Louis XIII Society and its array of benefits. Launching in February 2019, this innovation will give you direct access to exclusive content, unique experiences and personalized service. Each Smart Decanter has a […]

Cocktail of the Week: Antep Fistik, Ruya London

By Lauren Hill

Antep Fistik, The Mekan Bar at Ruya London 35ml Bourbon whiskey 10ml Grand Marnier 20ml homemade pistachio syrup 5ml PX Sherry 15ml lime juice. To create the Antep Fistik, simply combine all the ingredients, shake, then pour over crushed ice in your chosen cocktail glass. At The Mekan Bar, Anatolian restaurant Ruya’s cocktail bar, this drink is served in a […]

Celebrating Cocktail Culture with Asprey and The Ritz-Carlton

By Emma Reynolds

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Step back in time to the 1930s, when cocktail culture was at its most inventive, with the Art Deco–inspired cocktail trolley from Asprey and The Ritz-Carlton. British heritage brand Asprey has crafted the finest silver barware and home goods for over 230 years, and this bespoke cocktail trolley—outfitted in […]

Cocktail of the Week: Day of the Dead

By Lauren Hill

Clase Moka, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende 1 oz Clase Azul Añejo tequila .5 oz Pernod 2 oz of 24-hour cold brewed coffee Abuelita chocolate shavings Orange zest Agave honey To make the Clase Moka, combine Clase Azul Añejo tequila and Pernod with cold brewed coffee, then pour this mixture over ice in a traditional coffee mug. Sweeten the drink with a dash […]