The Ultra-Rare Volcan De Mi Tierra X.A. Tequila Debuts

This blended "extra ages" liquid arrives in a slender, faceted gold-ombre glass bottle

Though not available yet for retail purchase, Volcan De Mi Tierra‘s ultra-premium X.A. tequila is now arriving at glamorous bars, clubs and restaurants around the world. The luscious liquid is housed in a slim, faceted bottle that stands tall. Crafted from gold-ombre glass, the bottle is also adorned with a factory built-in gold LED light at the base that glitters in the dark. Volcan, which …

Arctic Bath Hotel’s Luxurious Way to Reconnect With Nature

Built upon Swedish Lapland's Luleå river, this property's experience centers on a frosty ice plunge

The jolt of a bracing ice bath is just one of the charms of northern Sweden’s aptly named Arctic Bath Hotel, which is about to have its first full summer season. The experience means heading outside into the frosty wilds of Swedish Lapland and facing a small hole that’s cut into the frozen Luleå river, upon which the entire hotel sits. The water that swirls …

Swedish Small-Batch Gin Ógin Benefits from a Culinary Touch

Chef Jón Óskar Árnason sources hand-picked botanicals, sometimes from his own garden, for this inspired spirit

For chef Jón Óskar Árnason, inspiration for Ógin—a liquid seasoned with raw ingredients sourced from Sweden’s forests, that tempers juniper’s zing with the sweetness of rare arctic raspberries—struck while he was visiting distilleries in Scotland a few years ago. He was taken by how some distillers use raw (not dry) ingredients for their batches. “The way I look at raw materials and botanicals, I know …