Jamaica

FrontRunners October 2014 TRAVEL

Hamming It Up The latest whimsical creation from London’s Firmdale Hotels opened in June in the city’s Soho neighborhood, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus. Ham Yard Hotel (www.hamyardhotel.com)—the company’s eighth property in London—is expansive by Firmdale standards, with 91 guest rooms, 24 apartments, and more than a dozen boutiques. Firmdale properties (which also include the Crosby […]

Spirits: A Taste of Freedom

In 1962, Owen Tulloch, then master blender of Appleton Estate, one of Jamaica’s most prominent distillers, added a few barrels of rare column-and-pot-distilled rums to the already exceptional rum-filled, ex-bourbon casks he had begun aging seven years earlier. These additions brought to 24 the total number of barrels that Tulloch designated for possible use a […]