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Woodford Reserve to release Baccarat Edition

Woodford Reserve to release Baccarat Edition

American bourbon whisky brand Woodford Reserve teamed up with French crystal maker Baccarat to launch the Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition, cognac-finished bourbon housed in a bespoke decanter. The handmade crystal decanter, designed to evoke[…]

10/21/2020
Frank Gehry designs decanter for Hennessy X.O

Frank Gehry designs decanter for Hennessy X.O

LVMH-owned cognac brand Hennessy has unveiled a decanter designed by Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry to celebrate Hennessy X.O’s 150th anniversary. The decanter, which display’s Gehry’s signature sculptural style, is a study in gold and[…]

10/07/2020
Inside Aston Martin’s whisky collaboration with Bowmore

Inside Aston Martin’s whisky collaboration with Bowmore

The first in a series of collaborations between Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Beam Suntory) and luxury carmaker Aston Martin, Black Bowmore DB5 1964 is set to hit the market this fall. The year 1964 is a reference to milestones at[…]

09/30/2020 |
Maison Ferrand’s Légendaire cognac invites discovery

Maison Ferrand’s Légendaire cognac invites discovery

The packaging of Maison Ferrand’s Ferrand Cognac Légendaire, which launched this month, takes its inspiration from the brand’s 19th century ancestral seat in Segonzac, France. “The packaging is informed by different elements found at the Manoir[…]

09/22/2020 |
Mijenta: premium tequila with a local edge

Mijenta: premium tequila with a local edge

Former Bacardi CEO Mike Dolan has launched a new business venture, Mijenta, an artisanal small-batch “super premium” tequila brand that uses production by-products to create some of its packaging elements. Dolan is lead investor and co-founder[…]

09/21/2020 |
Saigon Baigur Gin: Ho Chi Minh City’s first premium dry gin

Saigon Baigur Gin: Ho Chi Minh City’s first premium dry gin

Saigon Baigur Gin, launched this summer, is billed as the first premium dry gin distilled in Ho Chi Minh City. It comes in a striking, dark glass bottle that is the brainchild of Dutch designer Pim Tiemessen. “Our design idea was inspired by the[…]

08/26/2020
Interparfums rocks on with Mademoiselle Rochas in Black

Interparfums rocks on with Mademoiselle Rochas in Black

The flacon of Interparfums’ Mademoiselle Rochas in Black eau de parfum features studded leather for a resolutely rock-inspired design. The scent is housed in the same bespoke flacon (Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie) created in 2017 for the[…]

07/13/2020
Glencairn’s sapphire-studded decanter

Glencairn’s sapphire-studded decanter

Glenfarclas has launched the latest and final addition to its Pagoda Reserve Series: Pagoda Sapphire Reserve, a 63-year-old single malt whisky housed in a jewel encrusted decanter. Scotland’s Glencairn Crystal crafted the decanter, as it did for[…]

06/29/2020 | DecorationCrafts
Tanaka 1789 x Chartier: a sommelier shakes up Sake

Tanaka 1789 x Chartier: a sommelier shakes up Sake

The Tanaka 1789 x Chartier project is the fruit of a collaboration between a Japanese Sake brewery steeped in tradition and Francois Chartier, a master sommelier known for his unique take on innovation. Francois Chartier worked with Tanaka’s[…]

06/12/2020
Small Beer Brew takes the no-low route

Small Beer Brew takes the no-low route

Yet more proof that the no-low movement is extending its reach into niche segments, Small Beer Brew Co. is a South-East London-based brewer that is enjoying the renaissance of an age-old tradition: small beer, a beverage consumed throughout the[…]

05/07/2020