Luxury goods Archive

Taste Test: Siembra Azul Tequila

For the past six years, sales of premium tequila have been averaging growth of 20 percent per year. The good side of that is that the rot-gut stuff that is only half agave is becoming less popular and the finely crafted good stuff is showing up in more and more bars. But which brands are [&hellip

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Taste Test: Ron Zacapa Centenario Rum

It’s been awhile since I did any Latin American spirits taste test posts on here, so it’s time to pull out my reliable duty-free favorite Ron Zacapa. “Ron” is “rum” in these parts, but Mr. Zacapa is the king when it comes to Central America. You may see a local brand from Costa Rica or [&hellip

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The Plateau for High-End Spirits

Have you ever paid $250 for a bottle of liquor, thinking that premium price equates to extra quality? Hate to break it to you, but you’ve probably been duped by crafty marketing. As this newspaper article (which appeared in longer form in the Wall Street Journal) notes, after a certain point you’re just paying for [&hellip

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A $300 Million Private Plane

Just when you start thinking there must surely be a limit to how much money the super-rich have to burn, a story comes along to show us differently. Apparently the world’s largest jet will not go into commercial use, but is being bought by an unnamed Middle Eastern head of state. For $300 million. That [&hellip

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Does “Luxury” Still Mean Something?

On this site we try to bring attention to the superlative experiences and hotels. We use the word luxury in its true sense, but admit that it’s an easy word to abuse. A car review article in the Wall Street Journal this past Friday summed it up well. “Does ‘luxury’ mean anything anymore? Overused by [&hellip

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