Old Liquors News

High-End Bar Hopping in Hong Kong Has It All

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By Jake Emen

Hong Kong has long been known to have one of Asia’s best nightlife scenes. What’s changed in the past few years is the growth of the city’s cocktail culture. Hong Kong now boasts a lineup of high-end cocktail bars, including four in the top 100 of the most recent World’s 50 Best Bars—and, assuredly, more to come. Additionally, there’s more diversity in the bar scene, so from rowdy dives to classy hotel bars, Hong Kong has it all right now.

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Visiting as Many of the World’s 50 Best Bars as Possible in One Trip

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By Jake Emen

While in the midst of a five-month stretch of nonstop travel last year, I made it a mission to visit as many of the World’s 50 Best Bars as possible. You could call it work research, or simply an ongoing desire to drink well wherever I went. Either way, using the list as a reference point, one could parachute into a city, and even if knowing nothing about the place, pull up that list and head straight to any bar listed on it, confident they wouldn’t be disappointed in the experience. 

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PRIVATE STASH, a movie on Old Liquors

PRIVATE STASH, a movie on Old Liquors

The cellar of a tucked away country estate in the Netherlands holds some 10,000 bottles of liquor. The private stash of Bay van der Bunt. The crowded storehouse is stuffed to the brim with bottles proudly coated with centuries of dust that testify to their age and authenticity.

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Interview Maxim USA December issue

Old Liquors Collection Cellar

PRIVATE STASH

Bottles from a $23.5 million vintage liquor collection will soon be available in the U.S.

Text by JAKE EMEN
 

The owner of one of the world’s greatest booze collections rarely partakes in its pleasures—in other words, he doesn’t get high on his own supply. So when Bay van der Bunt, an eccentric antiques dealer turned spirits collector, pours two different cognacs distilled in 1848 into glasses...  

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Interview Blouin USA Fall issue

ART OF DISTILLING & BLENDING

ART OF DISTILLING & BLENDING

Why great cognac is in high demand.

TEXT BY ANDREW ROSENBAUM

"It was a particularly exciting sale,"says Richard Harvey, Master of Wines at Bonhams, talking about the July 13 auction in London of bottles of 1840 cognac, exported in cask and aged in the UK.

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Old Liquors Magazine USA

Dust covered passion

DUST COVERED PASSION

The world's largest collection of old liquors

TEXT LIESBETH BLIEK

He unlocks the door and I follow him into a cool, faintly lit room with ancient beams and red tiles. Rows and rows of dusty bottles of cognac, armagnac, port, chartreuse and other liquors stand proudly together.

 

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