Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

From a sparkling wine created for foodies to a headphone amplifier for audiophiles, this is what we want this week…

Whether it’s two decades for a bottle of whisky, 12 years for a new supercar or four weeks for a tailor-made shirt, good things come to those who wait. And, the longer the wait, the more wisdom, experience and depth can be infused, engineered and stitched into that final, superior product.

This week, we’re exercising patience; as well as reaping the benefits of playing the waiting game. In our latest Editor’s Picks, you’ll find a bottle from Aberlour, a car from Noble, a Nyetimber multi-vintage and a couple of retro-influenced menswear essentials. Take a look…

Fast times: Noble M500

It’s been over a decade since we’ve had a new car from Noble. But the wait, it turns out, was worth it. Storming onto the supercar scene, the latest model from the Leeds-based carmaker is this; the two-seat, mid-engined M500. Running a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6, it’ll be as swift as it is stylish.

Raise a glass: Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie Multi-Vintage Wine

With the festive season fast fading into memory, it no longer seems appropriate to pop corks solely for the sake of cork-popping. Instead, if you are beginning to miss the bubbles, why not try Nyetimber’s innovative ‘Cuvee Chérie’ multi-vintage? Designed with food in mind, it’ll elevate any dinner party — and still deliver your fix of fizz.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie Multi-Vintage Wine

£43.00

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Button it: Private White V.C. ‘Donegal’ Overcoat

In the British brand’s latest collaboration with Permanent Style’s Simon Crompton, Private White V.C. has stitched together perhaps the ultimate overcoat. Named ‘Donegal’ and woven from exclusive herringbone cloth from the north of England, this regular-fit, raglan-sleeve piece of indomitable outerwear will get you through even the frostiest winter.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Private White V.C. ‘Donegal’ Overcoat

£950.00

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Fine-tuned: Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 Headphone Amplifier

Will Astell&Kern ever stop innovating? If the brand’s latest bit of highly-tuned kit is anything to go by, probably not. Combining high-performance amps and digital audio player capabilities in a compact desktop or portable form, the powerful ‘ACRO CA1000’ delivers optimal performance from any type of wired headphone.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Astell&Kern ACRO CA1000 Headphone Amplifier

£1,999.00

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Out of the blue: Emma Willis ‘Deep Denim’ Brushed Cotton Shirt

Denim shirts are more refined than you think. Don’t believe us? Just look to Emma Willis. The heritage British shirtmaker is a standard-bearer for envelope-pushing — and this brushed cotton button-up shirt perfectly straddles the line between smart and casual. We particularly like those iridescent mother of pearl buttons.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Emma Willis ‘Deep Denim’ Brushed Cotton Shirt

£240.00

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Warm welcome: Patagonia Men’s ‘Downdrift’ Jacket

Perhaps the padded highlight of Patagonia’s latest collection, this ‘Downdrift’ jacket is inspired by retro designs and built for both city and mountain life. Among its many features; a removable hood, a drawcord hem, patch pockets — and a nylon shell and duck down insulation created from recycled materials.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Patagonia Men’s ‘Downdrift’ Jacket

£280.00

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Green light: Glashütte Original SeaQ Wristwatch

Sporty, scratch-resistant and designed for bold legibility, the latest SeaQ timepiece from Glashütte Original breathes new life into the green-dialled watch trend of last year. This model has a stainless steel case with ‘Reed Green’ ceramic inlay, and features a counterclockwise rotating bezel with half-minute detent.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Glashütte Original SeaQ Wristwatch

£8,800.00

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Dine-in: Bar des Prés

Sitting pretty in London’s W1, Mayfair’s ‘Bar des Prés’ has become a recent favourite haunt of Gentleman’s Journal. Conceived by French chef Cyril Lignac, expect fresh, modern dishes such as ‘Native Lobster Salad’, ‘Crab & Avocado Galette’ and ‘Label Rouge Salmon’. But the real star here? The pastry-packed dessert menu.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

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Sweet drams: Aberlour 21 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Beautifully balanced and rich in colour, this latest addition to Aberlour’s storied ‘Distillery Reserve Collection’ is bursting with fruity, sweet flavours — thanks to those 21 years it spent in a single sherry butt. Cask strength and treacle-sweet, it sings with harmonious notes of juicy raisins, ripe plums and piquant liquorice.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Aberlour 21 Year Old Scotch Whisky

£195.00

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Lace up: Unseen Footwear ‘Clement’ Suede Sneakers

Standing on classic ‘AF1’ soles, and inspired by retro basketball sneakers, these ‘Clement’ shoes from Unseen Footwear are handcrafted in Italy from butter-soft suede. With their waxed cotton stitching and contrast laces, each pair sold is a step towards an understated style revolution — because there’s nothing as important as versatility in a modern man’s wardrobe.

Editor’s Picks: Aberlour Whisky, Noble Supercar and Herringbone Overcoat

Unseen Footwear ‘Clement’ Suede Sneakers

£135.00

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