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Five of the Best Scotch Whiskies For Burns Night

The world appears to have an insatiable thirst for the best Scotch Whiskies and there is no better time to sample Scotland’s finest export than on Burns Night. Held on January 25 in celebration of iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns, the Burns Night Supper is a celebration of the country’s heritage and culture. Naturally, Burns Night has become the perfect […]

Cocktail of the Week: Burns Night Whisky Cocktails

By Lauren Hill

The Bard at The London Edition 40ml Chivas 12 15ml Rhubarb bitters 15ml Cynar Amaro Maraschino cherry to garnish To create this Burns Night whisky cocktail, simply combine all the ingredients, stir and strain into a cocktail glass, then garnish with the maraschino cherry. Lobby Bar at The London Edition will be serving three special Chivas whisky-based cocktails in the […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Parrot, London

By Lauren Hill

Senegal Parrot at The Parrot, London Botanist Gin Italicus Rosolio bergamot liqueur Jasmine syrup Lemon juice Elderflower syrup Dash of Burlesque Bitters Grapefruit essence Following the classic cocktail formula—two parts alcohol, one part sour and one part sweet—combine the Botanist Gin and Italicus Rosolio bergamot liqueur with the jasmine and elderflower syrups, a squeeze of lemon juice and dashes of […]

Cocktail of the Week: New Year Champagne Cocktails

By Lauren Hill

Raise a toast to the New Year with sophisticated champagne cocktails from one of the world’s most prominent champagne houses, Moët & Chandon. Moët Champagne O’Clock                              5oz Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut 1oz Hennessy Cognac Dash of bitters Orange twist Spritz of clove atomizer To create this […]

WhistlePig Whiskey on the World’s Only 15 Year Aged Rye

The end of December is a time to reflect on the year gone by. There is a lot to learn from the past, but we believe the best era for whiskey is in front of us.  At WhistlePig, we’re constantly pushing ourselves to try new things to unlock the potential of rye whiskey. We protect the traditions that makes rye great, […]

Cocktail of the Week: Christmas Cocktails

By Lauren Hill

For our holiday edition of Cocktail of the Week, we’ve rounded up a selection of Christmas cocktails created by some of our favorite hotels around the world. Campfire Hot Chocolate, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, London 30ml Talisker Skye 35ml Baileys Luxe 25ml full cream 15ml spiced golden syrup Toasted marshmallow Spiced raspberry powder This winter warming drink is being served at […]

Best Champagnes and Sparkling Wines for New Year’s Eve

By Alex Martin

There are few better ways to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another than with a bottle of fine sparkling wine. Elite Traveler pieces together a shortlist of some of the best champagnes for New Year’s Eve, as well as an exception from outside the French region, to make sure 2018 goes out in style. Ca’del Bosco, […]

Why Wine Tastes Different on Airplanes

By Andy Hayler

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. I recently spent some time chatting with Tom Harrow, a well-known wine consultant and writer, to find out why wine tastes different on airplanes. Tom first explored the effect of altitude on the […]

Wine on Airplanes

Cocktail of the Week: Golden Globes Moët Belle

By Lauren Hill

The Golden Globes Moët Belle by Camilla Belle 1oz of Cachaça 75oz of mango juice 5oz of ginger syrup 25oz of fresh lime juice 5oz of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Tropical flower decoration or edible flower to garnish To create this cocktail, combine the first four ingredients with ice, then strain into a coupe glass and top with Moët […]

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, […]