Luxury hotels around the world set themselves apart by creating signature spirits that guests can sip and savor on-site or take home as a memory in a bottle.
Swiss Wines at Swiss Deluxe Hotels
Swiss Deluxe Hotels’ members – the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa, Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona and the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz – bring excellent Swiss wines into the spotlight. Each of the luxury hotels highlights local producers on their wine lists and also collaborates with Swiss winemakers to create their own unique blends. The Tschuggen Grand Hotel offers their “Tschuggen Edition,” a Riesling – Silvaner with vintners Francisca and Christian Obrecht. Hotel Eden Roc has its “Eden Edition” with Guido Brivio. The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz developed its signature wine with Peter Wegelin.
Swiss Deluxe Hotels includes 39 properties that are considered among the leading hotels worldwide and that embody the prestige of the Swiss luxury hospitality sector.
YTL Whisky at YTL Hotels
In 2020, YTL Hotels presented their own limited-edition whisky. YTL Whisky is a bespoke Adelphi Glenborrodale Batch Six whisky that features flavors of dark cherry, white peach and kiwi fruit compote and hazelnut spread. This spirit is available at all UK properties, including Threadneedles Hotel and The Academy in London as well as The Gainsborough Bath Spa. Guests can also sample a dram of the whisky at Monkey Island Estate in Bray, where the blend is housed in the hotel’s Whisky Keep and served in the intimate Whisky Snug, which is accessed by a secret staircase.
A total of 1,496 bottles of the Adelphi Glenborrodale Batch six were made, named after Glenborrodale, or “fortified valley”, a small village just two miles from Adelphi’s Ardnamurchan distillery.
Finca Serena Wine at Único Hotels
Único Hotels, a collection of luxury hotels in singular locations, boasts its own wine brand. Finca Serena shows its dedication to the region’s heritage by planting only autochthonous varieties to produce a true, DO Tierra de Mallorca wine. Responsible, 100% ecological viticulture, a 10-hectare vineyard grows Mallorcan grapes – Premsal Blanc, Callet, Giró Ros and Monastrell varietals – with a perfect climate, long hours of sunshine and a deep sense of calm.
Guests staying at The Principal Madrid can taste these signature spirits while admiring the capital’s most extraordinary views from the lush terrace garden.
The Ellerman 2018 Wine and Ellerman House Botany Bay Gin by Inverroche at Ellerman House
In 2021, Cape Town’s Ellerman House launched its own wine and limited-edition gin. The Ellerman 2018 blend was produced in collaboration with one of South Africa’s best and brightest winemakers, Erika Obermeyer Wines. Just released and already awarded 5 stars by the renowned Platter’s Wine Guide for 2021, the red wine is intense and concentrated, yet beautifully balanced with a perfumed nose showing vibrant aromatics of red cherries, blackberry fruit, pepper spice and black olives.The palate delivers a textured mouthfeel with silky smooth tannins and a fresh and satisfying finish.
The limited-edition Ellerman House Botany Bay Gin uses the rare botanical plants called fynbos, which flourish in Ellerman House’s Botany Bay home. It is carfted by luxury boutique distillery Inverroche.
South African wine is part of the DNA of Ellerman House, from the vast and varied collection found in the hotel’s famed wine gallery to the unique wine experiences and daily tastings.
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