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The Grain-Whisky Revival [Slideshow]

• Richard Carleton Hacker
Because of its lighter taste, grain whisky has typically been used only as a bonding spirit in modern whisky making, to unite …

Whisky

Driving the Bentley Flying Spur V8 Sedan [VIDEO]

While mainstream cars have embraced efficiency by adopting smaller engines, today’s top supercars have countered by engineering complex …

Bentley

Sneak Peek: Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia

Australia’s Lizard Island resort welcomes guests for the first time since a devastating tropical cyclone damaged the property. Why Go: Since opening …

Australia

Jaeger LeCoultre’s Newest Master Calendar Watch Is out of This World

Jaeger-LeCoultre recently introduced a new variation of its Master Calendar watch that pairs the astronomical timepiece with a visually fascinating …

Luxury

The Premiere Napa Valley Wine-Barrel Auction Sets a New Sale Record

On February 21, Premiere Napa Valley’s annual barrel auction raked in $6 million in total (an average of $286 per bottle), surpassing last year’s …

Auction

Chef Nick Badovinus Becomes Robb Report’s 2015 Culinary Master [VIDEO]

Becoming a Robb Report Culinary Master is no walk in the park. This year’s winner—Nick Badovinus, chef and owner of the four Neighborhood Services …

Luxury

Richard Mille Debuts the Tourbillon Fleur Women’s Watch

Presented this year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur is a women’s tourbillon with an …

Tourbillon

The Lynx SmartGrill and Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Mustard Call for a Bratwurst Feast

The editors at Robb Report jump at the opportunity for an office feast. Late last month at our headquarters in Malibu, Calif.—where winter months …

Luxury

Heesen Delivers the 167-Foot Yacht MySky to Its Owners

The most striking aspect of the latest delivery from Heesen, the 167-foot megayacht MySky, is its bold, contemporary interiors, which were designed …

Boats

Sneak Peek: Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York

The Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York, the brand’s first hotel, crystallizes in Midtown Manhattan. Why Go: Like Alice falling down the rabbit …

Hotels

Ferrari Introduces the Track-Only LaFerrari FXX K Hybrid Supercar [VIDEO]

The Ferrari name was established on the racetrack in 1929, and its founder, Enzo Ferrari, intended to keep it there. In fact, Ferrari (the man) …

Ferrari

Robb Report 2015 Car of the Year

An unusually diverse and uniquely daring assemblage of 13 automobiles challenged assumptions and presented our judges with the dilemma of choosing a …

Car of the Year

Wempe’s New $1 Million Cosmora Collection of Rings Honors Locations around the World

Wempe—the 137-year-old maker of watches and jewelry in Hamburg, Germany—has a new exhibition-only collection, Wempe Cosmora, that comprises 13 rings …

Jewelry

Woodford Reserve Releases Master’s Collection Whiskey Finished in Ex-Pinot Noir Barrels

Since introducing the innovative Master’s Collection in 2006, Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, has taken this triple-pot-distilled …

Wine

Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision SF50 Personal Jet Completes Flight Testing [VIDEO]

Cirrus Aircraft has added the third and final Vision SF50 jet to its test fleet. The next Vision SF50 the company builds will be the first production …

Aviation

ISA’s New Yacht, Silver Wind, Is the First to be Propelled by a Hybrid Water-Jet System

Silver Wind, the latest boat from Italy’s ISA Yachts, is the first in the world to use water-jet propulsion driven by a hybrid diesel-electric …

Boats

Six of the Best Dedicated Headphone Amplifiers

• Jeff Dorgay
Outside of the audiophile world, most consumers are not aware of dedicated headphone amplifiers, which take the experience of personal …

Amplifiers

Piaget Creates the World’s Thinnest Chronograph Watch

Known for creating some of the world’s slimmest complications, Piaget has once again worked its miniaturizing magic—this time creating the world’s …

Chronographs

Sneak Peek: Knickerbocker, New York

After nearly a century, Manhattan’s Knickerbocker hotel is open. Why Go: When the ball drops in Times Square for New Year’s, the corner banquette at …

New York

The Dassault Falcon 8X Completes Its Inaugural Flight

The new flagship for Dassault Aviation, the Falcon 8X, flew for the first time in early February, just over a month after the ceremonial first …

Aviation

Driving the 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

The Aston Martin Rapide made a bold but elegant visual statement when it debuted in 2010, oozing with graceful styling in a field otherwise dominated …

Aston Martin

Fossils Take Center Stage in New Jewelry from Cresta Bledsoe and Jacquie Aiche

Instead of traditional precious gems, Cresta Bledsoe and Jacquie Aiche have turned to unconventional materials—well-preserved shark teeth—as …

Jewelry

Whispbar Offers Aftermarket Roof Racks For Luxury Automobiles

During a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu, Calif., last week, an early-’80s Porsche 911—clearly headed to or from the …

Luxury

Robb Report Club Members Dine with Top Chefs in Las Vegas

In December, Robb Report Club members arrived at the Venetian Las Vegas for the annual Ultimo, a Weekend of Excellence event. On Friday, guests …

Luxury

Gin Is In: Five of Our Favorite Gin Brands

• Richard Carleton Hacker
Gin was first distilled in Holland in the 16th century, but it obtained its quintessential British link in 1689 when King …

Gin

Sneak Peek: Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Qatar

Banana Island Resort Doha is Anantara’s new fantasy island in the Persian Gulf. Why Go: An alternative to staying downtown, Banana Island Resort Doha …

Hotels

Relais & Châteaux’s Second Annual Gourmetfest

Every year, dining enthusiasts have hundreds of food and wine festivals around the world to choose from, each touting a lineup of chefs so noteworthy …

Luxury

Manhattan Jewelry House Marli Offers Contemporary, Wearable Designs

Maral Artinian, a cofounder of the new Manhattan jewelry house Marli, was raised in a family of jewelers who crafted bold, classical jewelry that was …

Jewelry

Castle Air Offers a 6-Minute Helicopter Shuttle from Biggin Hill Airport to London

For travelers to London, a new helicopter shuttle service now provides transportation between the international Biggin Hill Airport—a popular …

Airports

Sneak Peek: Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing

Outside of Beijing, the dawn of a new lakeside resort destination cannot be missed. Why Go: Last year, close to 3 million people visited the Mutianyu …

Hotels