Mystery + Luxury at Casa Silencio in Xaagá, Mexico

Solar-powered and self-sustaining, this agave-surrounded hacienda overflows with color, texture and character

Casa Silencio (which officially opens its doors tomorrow, 15 September) sits at the base of a mountain within Silent Valley just outside the small town of Xaagá, Oaxaca. The stunning, solar-powered hacienda—from the founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata—is full of juxtapositions. Comprising just six suites, a large indoor/outdoor dining room, bar area, library and boutique-meets-lobby, it feels simultaneously opulent and …

September Scotch: Inside Glenmorangie’s Lighthouse Experimental Whisky Lab

Our look into the single malt scotch brand's intriguing new closed-door facility

Designed by the Franco-Uruguayan architecture practice Barthélémy Griño, Glenmorangie‘s brand new 20-meter-tall glass tower—called The Lighthouse—rises from the grounds of their 178-year-old distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Its highest floor, a sensory experimentation lab, features an open-air balcony that yields uninterrupted views of the Dornoch Firth—a coastal inlet where the acclaimed single malt scotch brand recently repopulated 20,000 oysters in a replenishing initiative known as DEEP. From this …

Craft Irish-American Whiskey from Minneapolis-Based O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co

This state-of-the-art facility offers a significant, unique and well-rounded experience

It’s not often that a large new distillery is born from scratch. One such rare distillery, O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co, has a unique story predicated upon a one-of-a-kind ambition and the adventure that followed. It was only three years ago that two cousins of Irish descent, Michael and Patrick O’Shaughnessy, decided that they would create one of the first new distilleries in the US specifically focused on …