Jason Williams, Atlas’s master of gin, describes the collection as “one of the world’s largest, most diverse and thoughtfully curated physical collections of quality gins.” They include Pollination Gin, which is made at the Dyfi Distillery in mid-Wales using botanicals foraged from the Unesco-recognized Dygi Biosphere Reserve.
For visitors to Singapore, a trip to the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel is a rite of passage, where you can perch on a padded stool and sip a cerise-colored Singapore Sling in the 130-year-old building named after the country’s founder. But there’s a new kid in town. Atlas, housed in what locals affectionately call the “Batman Building,” due to its similarities to Gotham City’s Wayne Tower, bills itself as having the world’s largest collection of gin.
The Friars Club honored Don Rickles with a lifetime-achievement award for comedy on Monday night. Unlike their infamous Roasts, the Friars’ annual Applause-award gala is a tribute, where the honoree is praised instead of being picked on. “I think the tribute will last about 30 seconds,” Bob Newhart told VF Daily during pre-show cocktails at the Waldorf.