Thursday, January 05, 2017


The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy in London, has announced the launch of a new exclusive barrel aged cocktail, which has travelled the globe on board Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2.

Inspired and influenced by the tastes and aromas of the continents, The Age of Discovery cocktail, which includes; Savoy Select Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Bacardi 8, Spice Trail Madeira, Dubonnet, Martini Reserve Rubino, earl grey and cocoa nib bitters, has been matured in a 300 litre Jack Daniel’s barrel.

The Age of Discovery barrel aged cocktail at the Savoy's Beaufort Bar

During her four-month circumnavigation, Queen Mary 2 visited 39 ports of call in 27 countries, during which time the barrel was secured in open deck space to expose it to the varied elements and climates that have influenced the fascinating final result. Prevailing temperatures, humidity and sunlight – as well as more inclement conditions – have combined to produce what is said to be a truly unique barrel-aged cocktail.

Formulated by the team at the world-famous Savoy’s Beaufort Bar, which was named Best International Hotel Bar in 2015, the Jack Daniel’s barrel sailed around the globe on Queen Mary 2 during her 41, 000 nautical mile, four-month world voyage in January 2016. The barrel aged cocktail has now returned to The Savoy, where it was originally mixed, sealed and bonded ahead of its voyage.

Commenting on the launch, Nidal Ramini, Head of Advocacy at Jack Daniel’s, said: “We have a great partnership with The Savoy and they’ve been hand-selecting their own Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel for five years. It’s great to take this partnership to another level and be involved with Age of Discovery. As the only whiskey maker in the world to craft every one of our own barrels, the idea of a barrel aged cocktail, containing the very whiskey that Daniel chose when we went to Tennessee together, travelling the world, was music to our ears.”

Limited to just 700 serves, the Age of Discovery barrel aged cocktail, which is served in a custom–made glass with a magnified base, atop a map board which shows the journey and temperatures the barrel went thought during its 41, 000 nautical mile journey, is available exclusively at the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, for £90. A take home bottle as part of the Savoy Collection, is also available for £350.00.
Posted by Steve Rush