There’s a whisky fit for every dad and if you are wondering what to gift your dad this father's day, this will come in handy. #HappyFathersDay  1) Adventure Loving Dad - Ardbeg Wee Beastie (New) From elusive sea creatures to eerie hillside half-breeds, the Ardbeg Distillery has a history of exploring inexplicable legends in their bottlings. Ardbeg Wee Beastie has... Continue Reading →


’Tis the season to be merry with drinks that don’t just add colour to your brunch, lunch, or dinner table but also bring some exciting flavours to the party. Holiday Sangria You can never go wrong with Sangria.  The Christmas special Sangria could have red wine, cranberries, apples, spices, the list is endless. Choose a good red wine preferably Cabernet... Continue Reading →


(Guest column by Aishwarya Nair Matthew, Head Corporate Food & Wine Merchandising for The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts) Notably different from its parent, Champagne, in style - sparkling wines are the new world, less expensive and alternative options to the effervescent drink. Although, if your budget permits I would recommend you to indulge a... Continue Reading →

SAKE (Nihonshu)

The other thing that we love about Japan Japan’s national beverage sake is a drink made from fermented rice. Even though we love almost everything about Japan, when it comes to sake, its reputation precedes the understanding of the beverage outside the country. Despite spending almost 15 years in the drinks industry, my official introduction to sake... Continue Reading →

HAPPY HOUR TALES & Simple Cocktail Tips

To keep the spirits high while staying at home during this lockdown season Drinks & Destinations have introduced a few new online activities. Starting from a series of Instagram Live Chats with international experts called ‘Super Six Series’ to also host online ‘Happy Hour’ Sessions. Rojita Tiwari conducted the first ‘Happy Hour’ session sharing stories and tips on preparing... Continue Reading →

20 Drinks To Try In 2020

Drinks & Destinations brings to you a boozy guide with some popular brands and emerging drinks trends that you must watch out for in 2020.   White spirits category in India will remain a favourite amongst the bartending community even in 2020. Gin has received a fresh infusion of excitement with some home grown brands. While... Continue Reading →


Visiting Cognac city in France is like taking a trip down history lane. With famous cognac houses tucked right next to each other the city provides a perfect set up for connoisseurs to indulge in this liquid gold.

As we drove past neatly manicured vineyards in the outskirts of Cognac I was looking forward to a day at Maison Hennessy with Ambassador, Fabien Levieux and Head of Distilleries & Tasting Committee member Olivier Paultes.

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