Premium vodka brand Three Olives has announced the launch of a new $20 million advertising campaign featuring Academy Award-nominated actor Clive Owen. Shot at various locations across London, the atmospheric images of Clive aims to reflect the brand's British origins and run internationally in newspapers, magazines, out of home and digital from this month. Enjoy.
Making the question of what your poison of choice is all the more fitting, plonk an artfully sculpted skull-shaped ice cube ($12 USD) for a surefire conversation-starter to a house party. Made of flexible non-toxic plastic, fill the molds with plain water (add food dye if this is an adult bash), stash it in the freezer and voila. Fancy faceted skull cubes that really look quite artistic and beautiful, in a Damien Hirst kind of way. A brilliant addition to your kitchen if you're a frequent party host. Available for purchase online at Gamogo.
Each treat from Xocolatti is a tiny treasure. Founded by the 24-year-old entrepreneur Shaineal Shah, the Manhattan boutique creates sparkling purple passion-fruit truffles and slates of white and dark chocolate dusted with rose petals and pistachios, among other handmade confections. All truffles are available in 9- and 16-piece boxes ($29 and $50, respectively) and slates are priced at $50 per pound.
With its new global campaign “Rise Above” and its new film, Martell XO pays tribute to Martell’s unique heritage, using its emblem, the swift. Legend has it that in 1715, a swift led Jean Martell to Cognac, where, at only 21 years old, he founded what would become the oldest of the great Houses of Cognac. The film was directed by James Gray in collaboration with Director of Photography Darius Khondji. With a sudden explosion of music, the four men fulfil their vision, while above them, swifts shoot up into the sky. The film features a bespoke soundtrack, performed by the members of the London Symphony Orchestra and mixed by Oscar-winning sound engineer Etienne Colin. Enjoy.
The House of Martell has collaborated with French interior architect and designer Eric Gizard to create the Dôme gift box for L’Or de Jean Martell. “I worked by drawing inspiration from cabinets of curiosities where collectors would store precious, almost magical objects in Renaissance Europe,” Eric Gizard said. [Read More]
From Dubai to Las Vegas, London and Zhengzhou, China, restaurants catering to a female-only clientele are becoming increasingly popular the world over. The latest eatery to cater to the fair sex is set to open next month in London’s Soho area. According to The London Evening Standard, Sofakingcool on Frith Street will reopen as KC’z Bar on February 1st as a women’s-only restaurant. [Read More]
Little has changed since William Grant & Sons, now one of Scotland’s few remaining family-owned distillers, built The Balvenie distillery in 1892. The Balvenie still performs every aspect of its whisky making on-site, from barley growing to bottling. It even has its own cooperage to ensure the quality of its barrels. And yet, two remarkable things occurred at the distillery in 1962. First, in June, Hamish Robertson, the master blender at the time, selected a very special barrel—cask number 5576, a large hogshead made of European oak—and filled it with new-made distillate. [See & Read More]
Smirnoff Iced Cake and Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodkas are the perfect complement to any night, anywhere. Join them on a taste tour of some of our favorite cities, and we’ll show you the world through the lens of our two new flavors. Watch the video above to learn how to make a Miami Beachtini drink then try mixing one up this weekend. Enjoy.
D'Ussé Cognac is a VSOP from the house of Chateau de Cognac, the makers of Baron Otard. Both brands belong to drinks giant Bacardi. D'Ussé is a uniquely powerful Cognac that delivers a bold flavor and a smooth finish. This remarkable liquid starts with an intense aroma unlike any other Cognac on the market, rich in woody aromas that are then backed by touches of cinnamon and floral notes. The taste delivers subtle accents of honey and dried fruits. [Read More]