September Scotch: Aston Martin + Bowmore ARC-52

A rare 52-year-old single malt scotch whisky in an eye-catching vessel designed by the luxury automaker

Anchored in heritage but defined by a quest for innovation, the ongoing collaboration between historic Islay single malt scotch brand Bowmore and English luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin now culminates with Bowmore’s Aston ARC-52. Bowmore’s master blender, Ron Welsh, developed the ultra-rare 52-year-old single malt scotch whisky, and Aston Martin’s team designed the futuristic, sculptural vessel that houses it. As the name implies, the bottle is arc-shaped, with …

September Scotch: The Balvenie Rare Marriages Range

The new Balvenie Twenty-Five Single Malt Scotch Whisky joins an illustrious roster now available in the US

Autumn is by no means the only time to savor single malt scotch whiskey, and yet the seasonal changes that occur each September tend to initiate a shift from vivacious summertime spirits to sturdier tipples for many. As such, we’re now on year seven of our September Scotch series and our first story is dedicated to a triad from the ever-impressive Speyside scotch producer The Balvenie. Though …

Bhakta Spirits’ Illustrious Portfolio of Rare Armagnac and Brandy

Travel through the history of liquor with vintage armagnacs and brandy blended from liquids that are 50 years and older

Raj Bhakta, a larger-than-life personality who dreams, plans and enacts his vision at an astonishing scale, is hoping for lightning to strike twice. The entrepreneur—who founded WhistlePig Rye Whiskey in 2008 and steered it toward success from his Shoreham, Vermont farm until selling it all in 2019—launched Bhakta Spirits in 2020. This new luxury brand finds Bhakta himself blending (through a process of trial and error) …