It seems like you spend more time in your private jet than on the ground, so be sure to entertain your friends and family aboard by hosting a fabulous cocktail party. Bring out the caviar, crostinis and gougeres, and pair them with some of the world’s finest spirits.
Perfect for enjoying with your favorite Latin American cigar, Comandon Cognac is one of the few independent, award-winning brands that manufactures its spirits in-house from start to finish. The company distills its brandy according to the 1909 Appellation d’origine controlee regarding the Cognac region of France. When planning your sky-high cocktail party on your next private jet vacation, look for the Comandon Single Barrel Cognac Collection that features spirits aged between 15 and 100 years in limousine oak casks, making them the first and only boutique cognacs in the world. Take note: because of Comandon’s rarity at the time of this publication, you can only find this brand of cognac in 13 U.S. states and select online stores. (http://www.comandon.com/comandon-cognac-home.html)
Hacienda la Capilla Tequila
Known for its premium price tags, Tequilera Hacienda la Capilla is known for making the best and most expensive tequilas. One of its latest releases is the exclusive Diamond Sterling 100 percent agave tequila that aged for seven years. In addition to the taste, you’ll love this tequila for the platinum bottle bejeweled with 4,000 diamonds (that’s 328 carats worth of glitter), making it worth $3.5 million USD. (http://ley925.com/index.php)
Armand de Brignac Champagne
Every good party has a little bubbly, and a bottle of Armand de Brignac is the perfect decorative accompaniment in its opaque metallic bottles. Coming from a long line of wine makers in the Champagne region of France, the Cattier family employs only eight people to hand-make the champagne so the premier spirit maintains its artisanal qualities. What makes the champagne unique is that it’s aged for nine months in oak barrels. The company also dips its bottles in different hues of silver and gold, and uses the signature ace of spades label (the insignia of the French monarchy) made of hand-stamped pewter. One sip of the bubbly nectar will make your eyes sparkle. (http://www.armanddebrignac.com/)
Bowmore Single Mart Scotch Whiskey
Founded on the Scottish isle of Islay in 1779, the Bowmore Distillery is one of oldest in the country and houses the oldest maturation warehouse. The distilling process that the whiskey maker uses today is similar to original techniques used in the late 18th century. Bowmore locally sources its floor-malted barley and workers hand-turn the grain every four hours to preserve the taste and style of the celebrated spirit. Limited edition Bowmore single malt scotch whiskeys to get your hands on include the Maltmen’s Selection, 1981, Black, White or Gold Bowmore 1964, the smoky 40 Years Old and the 1964 Fino. (http://www.bowmore.com/)
A cocktail party isn’t complete without vodka. As the new kid in the neighborhood, Chase Distillery released its first vodka in 2008 and won the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It was also the first distillery to open in England in over 250 years. Chase prides itself on growing its own potatoes, as well as mashing, fermenting, distilling and bottling them on-site. The founder of the distillery, William Chase of Tyrrells Chips, got the idea to start making vodka as a way to solve a conundrum—what to do with all the extra potatoes that are too small for the chips. Using copper stills, the vodka-making process that Chase uses is all hand-crafted to ensure quality. From spud to first sip, the craftsmanship that goes into making the spirit is the reason Chase was voted “World’s Best Vodka.” (http://www.chasedistillery.co.uk/Home.htm))
What are your favorite spirits and mixed drinks to serve at your parties?
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