It is just that time of the year when you need to make that annual Christmas wish list and we have a lovely idea for you. Or for someone else for that matter! Here is Aberlour’s Wood Essence coffret is a work of art composed of three Aberlour single malts and an original edition of the famous A’Bunadh. While most whiskies are maturing mostly in bourbon casks and than in Sherry casks for a very short period of times, Aberlour’s single malts mature in both for at least 20 years to develope very complex woodish aromas. The coffret includes the following goodies:
ABERLOUR 15 years old
First Fill* Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt
Cask strength Non chill-filtered** 59,3% vol., cask n°7502
ABERLOUR 15 years old
Second Fill* Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt
Cask strength Non chill-filtered** 57% vol., cask n°4334
ABERLOUR 17 years old
First Fill* Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt
Cask strength Non chill-filtered** 56%vol., cask n°5938
Selected First Fill* Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butts
Cask strength 60,6% vol., AHC special batch
I can only speak about the A’Bunadh tasting notes, but if each of the three single malts is as good as the A’Bunadh, then I got to extend my Aberlour collection asap: noze is full of cinnamon and dry grape fruit while the taste is syrupy, soft like an apricot, sweet like caramel with a dry, pear-scented finish. Sorry I sound just like an alcoholic but God this is as good as it gets! Read More
Just when I’m bored with my iPhone 5S being slow and full of software bugs, just when I’m really angry at Apple for being such a shitty mainstream brand, I find out Huawei is releasing the latest edition of the Honor smartphone in Europe. It’s basically a high-powered, large screen, high def camera-equiped smartphone with an Android OS. It simply does what my iPhone doesn’t feel like doing these days: quick app changes, no-freeze web browsing, intelligent Google features (like how do I get home in a few finger taps, quick notification swipes, full Google integration, free cloud back-ups, real password ingration across devices through Chrome…). I wouldn’t say life changing upgrade but for half the price of an iPhone, you get everything I mentionned above plus longer life battery, customizable OS and themes, standard USB charging cables (thank god) and many more not-so-anectodic details. Check out more screegrabs after the break ang get a product tour here. Read More
Orlebar Brown, one of our favourite beach essential brand, has been on our radars for a long time now. And while some brands sort of fade out and never really come out of the confidential stands of the fashion week tradeshows, we’re glad to see that Orlebar Brown does what it takes to rise and shine. Their swimming shorts have been a hit on MrPorter.com for some time now and as a celebration of their successful collaboration, Orlebar and the men’s go-to online retail store have organized a nice happening in Saint-Tropez on August 9. Handsome guys (I’ve been told) will ride around town distributing a special edition of the Mr Porter Journal featuring not only a selection of summer essentials but also some of Saint-Tropez’ most beautiful beach locations for you to enjoy your summer! Besides, a bag full of cool items (an Orlebar Brown beach towel, Mr Porter’s Paperback, a pen, a portable loudspeaker, postcards…) will be presented in a very limited edition in various luxury hotels in Saint-Tropez (hotel Sezz, hotel Saint Amour, La Tartane, hotel Muse and a few luxurious villas across the village). I wish I was still there this weekend!
I’ve watched this a couple times already. So should you! Read More
With Paris Fashion Week starting June 25th, you guys know how dapper you’ll be looking in just a couple of days… World’s most reknown fashion photographers, designers and models will be sweating around in the warm streets of Paris and the crowded, hot runway alleys. But you won’t. You’ll be casually drinking your cold caramel something frapuccino and ride for free in an air conditionned Jaguar. This is thanks to Mr Porter.com and chauffeur company Uber, who have teamed up to create MR UBER, arguably the most stylish chauffeur service in Paris. Service includes the latest edition of the Mr Porter journal, a custom-made musical selection… and a 50€ coupon to use on the online store plus a gift bag! Pretty nice right?
How to ride with MR UBER? Download and open the Uber app, input the promo code MRUBER in the Promo tab, select the MR PORTER option on the bottom slider and order your #MRUBER in two clicks FOR FREE!! Service will be available from 10am to 8pm from 25 June – 29 June. Enjoy your free ride guys!
Two years ago, we introduced the Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini. But this patchwork version is worth another post: a perfect blend of ostrich, karung and ayers snake… How hip is that! Shop here, your girlfriend cannot but LOVE it!
“Restaurants and bars offer architects and interior designers the opportunity to design for both style and entertainment. Aesthetics and function must come together to create ambiance and conviviality in a way that not only makes a bold first impression, but also secures a loyal following of regular customers” (quoted from Taschen website). The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the world’s only awards dedicated to hospitality design—recognize the importance of this particular field, singling out the world’s most exceptional settings for eating and drinking.
Divided into five chapters (for each continent), this Taschen book features 100 highlights from the establishments put forward to the panel. Either you’re looking for new designs for your home, or basically want to know about the most designed restaurants of your city, this book is a must-have on your coffee table. Read More
With the Fortress, Döttling is introducing a new era of security. The Fortress is the safiest luxury safe in the world! Among its features, the Fortress includes eight watch winders. Using specially designed software, each watch winder is individually controlled. And guess what? Inside The Fortress there is also a humidor made of original Spanish cedar, with an electronic humidifying system. Last but not least, the upper section of the Fortress integrates another product from our manufactory : a Colosimo two-door safe. Price depending on the options you’re looking for (starting at 141,600€). Read More
“Hey sorry, do you have the time?” To which you’d respond: “nope, but my Panerai Radiomir 8 Days table clock does.”. And you’d sound like the total jerk… So what? At least you’d have a table clock! Read More
Iniala Beach House is basically one of the most exclusive beach house hotels you can visit in Phuket (Thailand). A-cero, Joaquin Torres Arquitectos, have recently designed the interiors of one of the villas and the main restaurant of the hotel. A-cero have designed absolutely everything, even the furniture! Check out the Iniala website for more information.