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Camus Cognac Celebrates 150 Years with $13,500 Limited Edition Decanter

Apr 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Camus, founded in France in 1863 and one of the the last independent, family-owned Cognac houses, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a truly luxurious offering. The Cuvée 5.150 from the Camus “Masterpiece Collection” is the culmination of five generations of cognac blending mastery and 150 years of artistic craftsmanship.... Read More

Why Add Water to Whisky? Bowmore Water Program Breaks it Down

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whisky connoisseurs debate all sorts of things: the value of aging, wood finishes, terroir, the superiority of one distillery or distilling process over another...the list goes on; but few items are contentious as the simple matter of adding wat... Read More

Cheers to St. Patrick's Day With These 11 Themed Cocktails

Mar 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As far as holidays go, St. Patrick's Day is a pretty strange one to celebrate for most. After all, do any of us even know anything about St. Patrick (the patron saint of Ireland) or why we're celebrating him? While you may not care why you're hanging shamrock garlands, binge drinking green Guinness and proudly telling a weary bartender you're actually 1/3 Irish on your mother's side, you should at least know a few things about March 17 — even if the information is only used to impress your friends. Tell you what, I'll even share some pretty great St. Patrick's Day-inspired cocktail recipes after the miniature history lesson so you can mix up your own party at home.... Read More

Louis XIII to Launch Rare Cask 42,6 Cognac for $23,000

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Louis XIII, one of the world’s most luxurious cognac brands, is launching a special limited edition bottling from a single “Rare Cask”, marking it as only the second time in the brand’s 140-year history that such an offering has been made available. Louis XIII, from the famed house of Rémy Martin, is a unique blend of over 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced exclusively from Grande Champagne, the most prestigious “cru” in the Cognac region. The precious spirit is aged for up to a century in casks known as “tierçons”, an extraordinary example of which was discovered by Louis XIII’s cellar master and earmarked for this unparalleled edition.... Read More

Pininfarina Designs Special Edition Chivas Regal 18 Series

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Few items can arouse the senses quite like Italian design and Scotch whisky, and now the two have come together in an exclusive collaboration between Chivas Regal and Pininfarina. Chivas is known as one of the premier blended whiskies coming from Scotland, having been established over a hundred years ago back in 1909.... Read More

Drink Whiskey in a Whole New Way | The Johnnie Walker House in Beijing

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch whiskey, has just opened the Johnnie Walker House in Beijing, China. Yes, you heard right, the world’s largest embassy for some of the best fine spirits just launched in one of the busiest cities in the world, offering a divine dining experience and spirits a-plenty to warm the soul of every adventurous traveler.... Read More

World's Oldest Bottle of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Sells for $160,000

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  4 Comments

An anonymous U.S. buyer has just paid $160,000 for the No. 1 bottle of the ultra-rare Bowmore 1957, the oldest of the famed distillery’s single malt Scotch, at the Bowmore distillery on Islay in Scotland.... Read More

St-Germain Debuts Bespoke Bicycle for Cocktail Lovers

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

St-Germain, the stylish spirit in the distinctive Art Nouveau-style bottle, has taken the world of mixology by storm since it first debuted in 2007. The only liqueur in the world made from elderflower blossoms picked by hand in the French Alps, its distinctive, subtle flavor has become an essential ingredient in many well-crafted cocktails. Now the artisanal tipple is offering something entirely different in time for the holiday season – a custom-made bicycle with a clever play on the usual practice of carrying a water bottle.... Read More

ABSOLUT Tune Rocks The Abbey Food and Bar in West Hollywood

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The Abbey Food and Bar on Robertson, is a West Hollywood staple—bumping and grooving with LA's LGBT community since 1991. A club with such cred proved the perfect locale for the recent promotion of Absolut Tune. The premier vodka producer we are all familiar with now takes a novel step, infusing Absolut Vodka with sparking Sauvignon Blanc.

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Japan's Legendary Nikka Whisky to be Launched in U.S.

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Whisky aficionados have something extra to celebrate this season: the San Francisco-based Anchor Distilling Company is bringing Japan’s legendary Nikka whisky to the U.S. for the very first time. Both Nikka’s Taketsuru Pure Malt 12-year-old, and the famed Yoichi Single Malt 15-year-old, honored as the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2008, will now be available here.... Read More

$190 a Bottle for Vintage Beer | Samuel Adams Unveils 10th Anniversary Utopias

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

The name Sam Adams is synonymous with some of Boston’s most flavorful brews. Summertime means Summer Ales. The fall? Well, who doesn’t love a cinnamon rimmed Harvest Pumpkin Ale or a frosty Oktoberfest? Now that winter is upon us and our beloved Winter Lagers have already hit the shelves, Sam Adams has created a few new options this holiday season.... Read More

Moët & Chandon Names Tennis Star Roger Federer Their New Brand Ambassador

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Famed French champagne house Moët & Chandon, founded in 1743 and now part of the LVMH luxury goods empire, has just named tennis champion Roger Federer as its new brand ambassador. Federer will make his debut for the brand in a series of advertisements to be revealed in March 2013. Meanwhile, to celebrate the prestigious new partnership, Moët commissioned legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier to shoot some images of Federer in Paris, brandishing a bottle of the world-renowned bubbly, which holds a Royal Warrant to supply champagne to the Queen of England.... Read More

Want to Win a Patrón Cocktail Party? Here's How...

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

The holidays can be a stressful time of year with many frantically creating gift lists, trying to come up with unique ideas to give their loved ones. Which gift for your best friend? Which one for your mom? Is it unique enough? Will it make them happy? If you know anyone who has a taste for fine spirits - or maybe you're the aficionado yourself - consider buying some Patrón for the holidays, maybe a bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum. Better yet, offer them an invite to the Patrón Social Club. Members of this exclusive club get access to private social events that are incredibly covert and one-of-a-kind experiences.... Read More

Nightcaps for Fall | From Jack Daniel's Frank Sinatra to Courvoisier Gold

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

A New Zealand import, an iconic Old Hollywood branding partnership, and a rye whiskey with a Top Chef spokesman are all among this season’s slew of liquor launches. If you’re looking for a new favorite nightcap just in time for fall, see which of these new-to-market spirits tempt your palate.... Read More

Patrón Secret Dining Society Creates Unforgettable Memories

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The holidays can be a stressful time of year with many frantically creating gift lists, trying to come up with unique ideas to give their loved ones. Which gift for your best friend? Which one for your mom? Is it unique enough? Will it make them happy? If you know anyone who has a taste for fine spirits - or maybe you're the aficionado yourself - consider buying some Patrón for the holidays, maybe a bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum. Better yet, offer them an invite to the Patrón Social Club. Members of this exclusive club get access to private social events that are incredibly covert and one-of-a-kind experiences.... Read More

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