Spirits

Since Robb Report first launched in 1976, the meaning of luxury travel has changed more than a few times. During the 1970s, a fancy hotel might have meant shag carpet and a vibrating Magic Fingers...
For more than 60 years, Relais & Châteaux has tapped its sizeable portfolio of hospitality properties to offer its exclusive clientele access to unforgettable events in nearly every corner of the...
Sommelier Erik Johnson has been on an enviable spree. Restocking the wine cellar of the French Laundry in Napa Valley as part of the restaurant’s extensive renovation (due to be completed this fall...
A pair of beautifully atypical reds from Gaja. Being contrarian is second nature to the Gaja family, whose name today evokes the best of Italian viticulture. Founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 in the...
Yann Fillioux, the seventh generation of his family to serve as master blender for the House of Hennessy, gazes at the rich amber liquid in his tasting glass. “This,” he says, “is among the last...
Andrew Abrahamson was lucky. Visiting Tokyo in 2013, the current director of operations for single-spirit bars and strategic partnerships for 213 Hospitality sampled several scarce Japanese whiskies...
With his dark good looks, mellifluous voice, hilarious one-liners, and ever-present rocks glass, Dean Martin was a walking, talking, singing advertisement for getting soused. He was a one-man...
Rising like a mirage from the arid desert, the rock-hewn tombs and stone sepulchers in the Valley of the Kings serve as immortal reminders of Egypt’s greatest rulers and pharaohs. Yet the Valley’s...
Trying to save Europe from conquest at the hands of the Nazis would be enough to drive any man to drink. Fortunately for Western civilization, Winston Churchill was the right man for putting down...
For the second year in a row, the Wine Palace Monte-Carlo —an exceptional source of fine wines, Champagnes, and spirits—will be on hand to satiate oenophiles for four days during the 2016 Monaco...
This National Rum Day , do yourself a favor: Don’t commemorate the occasion with a mojito or a frozen daiquiri or a Hurricane. It’s not National Sugary Cocktail Day, after all. Pour yourself a glass...
There was a time, before the stress of modern day air travel ,when a journey by passenger train—specifically, in the pampered luxury of a Pullman car—was the most relaxing and civilized way to get...
For those who love fine mezcal, sampling micro-batch versions of this Mexican spirit typically means a trip to Oaxaca’s La Mezcaloteca. Founded 6 years ago by Silvia Philion and Marco Ochoa, this...
If we tell you to think about quality scotch, it’s probably single malts—whiskies that come from a single distillery—that come to mind, right? If so, you’re not alone—but allow us to remind you of an...
There are whiskies with a hint of smoke, and then there are smoky whiskies —whiskies that’ll send the fire department to your home in search of whatever’s burning. Whiskies so smoky, they’re not...
July 27 has been deemed National Scotch Day (although, in our lives, every day is Scotch Day). To honor this most special of days, we’ve selected a dozen of the very best and most interesting new...
Ponant , the world’s only French cruise line, has partnered with Château Latour, Christie’s, and Air France to introduce two new Exclusive Collection cruises for 2017. Specializing in the “French...
Much more complex in flavor than the more commonly used simple syrup, honey carries its weight in a cocktail as a thickener, not to mention as an ingredient in its own right: The nectar’s sweet,...
Let’s put to rest the myth that summertime is exclusively for frozen drinks and chilled rosé. Seasonal drinking is fun—that first daiquiri or mojito after Memorial Day can be seen as a reward for...
Guadalajara Tourism's Instagram contest celebrates everyone's favorite blue agave spirit...
Distillers are blasting spirits into space, or anchoring them to the ocean floor, in their extreme quest for flavor. It could be a plot from a science fiction movie: Vials of experimental whisky...
This September, you and a guest can join an intimate group of whisky aficionados to taste one of the world’s rarest single malts during an extraordinary five-day, whisky-focused trip to Scotland ...
Most people hear the word cacha ç a and immediately think of caipirinhas. After all, it’s the only way most Americans have ever tried cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit. Cachaça is the third-biggest-...
A tiki revival is in full swing, resurrecting classic cocktails and creating complex, moDern drinks. The blank facade of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco offers few clues that it is a pilgrimage site...
It could be argued that the great cocktail renaissance of the past decade has come in two distinct waves. The first was centered in Manhattan, with the opening of bars like Milk & Honey, Death...
Tequila Herradura is famous for not rushing spirits into the bottle. The Mexican distiller originated the reposado classification in 1974 and extra añejo in 1995. It even ages its blanco for 45 days...
The Macallan has been whisky collectors’ brand of choice for decades; the distillery has released so many rare and limited-edition bottlings that it’s hard to believe any treasures still remain. But...
The Benromach distillery was built on the outskirts of the ancient town of Forres in 1898, during one of the high points in Scotch whisky-making. Over the years, the distillery went through a...
Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, the renowned High West Distillery is offering whiskey enthusiasts membership in an exclusive new club. Since 2009, High West has grown into an...
Last year, Ballantine’s commissioned the first whisky glass engineered to be used in space, where the liquid would otherwise randomly float around as shapeless globules. The Ballantine’s Space Glass...

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