Halekulani, an independent luxury hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii, launched its Legacy Collection of Spirits developed exclusively for the hotel by Delamain Cognac and Heaven Hill Bourbon.
The first release of the Halekulani Legacy Collection is a limited-edition cognac from the House of Delamain. With a heritage that dates back to 1824, Delamain exclusively produces cognac in the X.O. (Extra-Old) range and above. Appropriately named “Digne du Paradis,” or House Befitting Heaven as the hotel is referred to, it bears the 100th anniversary etched logo of the Halekulani. For a limited time, “Digne du Paradis” is available at Lewers Lounge, L’Aperitif and accompany a premium pairing of La Mer’s Seasonal Degustation menu.
Halekulani is also introducing a hand-selected barrel of bourbon from the Heaven Hill Distillery as part of its Legacy Collection. In the archives of the Heaven Hill Distillery, a circa 1960’s bottle of Halekulani Bourbon was discovered. The vintage bottle was married to barrel #5126029 at the Rickhouse in Bardstown, Ky., through the Spanish tradition of “solera,” which involves the fractional blending of an older and younger spirit to enhance and expand the flavor profile. Halekulani invites bourbon enthusiasts to indulge in a glass served neat or to enjoy it in the 1930’s-era historical cocktail “The Halekulani,” which is available at all hotel dining venues.
“Halekulani has continually put legacy, culture and tradition at the forefront of its guest experience,” said Ulrich Krauer, GM of Halekulani. “With the introduction of our Legacy Collection and in partnership with these esteemed brands, we are delighted to offer our guests a taste of the unparalleled quality and rich history that is the cornerstone of Halekulani’s gracious hospitality.”