Inside Chivas Regal’s Refurbished Strathisla Distillery

Designer Florian Dussopt brings interactivity to the oldest working distillery in Scotland

Behind the ancient stone walls of Strathisla distillery in the Scottish town of Keith, something extraordinary occurs. As a guide describes to a group of guests the unique flavor combinations found in three of Chivas Regal’s most popular whiskies, a cluster of amber glass bubbles suspended from the ceiling glows in a pre-programmed sequence. The innovative installation by London-based designer Florian Dussopt was commissioned as …

Three Smoky Cocktails

Mixed drinks accented with fire, smoke and caramelization

It’s been said that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In the winter months, that adage and the sentiment it carries can turn an average cocktail into a warmer, fuller libation and offer a toasty fireside nostalgia. Some spirits, such as mezcal and scotch, already provide a smokiness, but those behind the bar continue to pursue new and adventurous ways to make smoky drinks. While exploring …