Wines and Spirits

From molecular gastronomy to the classic coq au vin, elite dining is one of the biggest joys of a private jet lifestyle. Join us as we explore the world’s best restaurants.

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, […]

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 […]