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In memory of master distiller Dave Pickerell

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Late last year, the spirits industry lost one of its legends. Dave Pickerell, master distiller for three whiskey producers in the US and a full-time craft distilling consultant, passed away in November. A month before his death, the longtime spirits specialist sat down with Shaun Tolson to talk about […]

Mr Lyan Time Capsules: The $100,000 Cocktail Experience

By Lauren Hill

World renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana — also known as Mr Lyan — has long been at the forefront of innovation in the drinks industry. The creative bartender has won multiple awards for his cocktail skills and earned his London bar Dandelyan the World’s Best Bar accolade in 2018. Now, the acclaimed cocktail creator is taking his skills a step further […]

Cocktail of the Week: Ming Julep, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

By Lauren Hill

Ming Julep, Song Bar, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 7cl Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve infused with green shiso 5cl homemade coconut flower syrup Crushed ice Green shiso leaf and coconut powder to garnish To create this cocktail, combine the Glenfiddich infused with green shiso and coconut flower syrup, pour over crushed ice and garnish with a green shiso leaf and […]

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, […]