As a self confessed petrol head, there is nothing more exciting than getting up close and personal with a car that really sets your pulse racing. Whats better still is testing that car on the wide open roads of picturesque Scotland, experiencing every twist and turn of the worlds best selling two seater sports car’s natural surroundings. A few weekends past I was lucky enough to do exactly this when I took the brand new Mazda MX-5 on a tour up through the Scottish highlands, and on the way, stopping off at the visually stunning Glen Etive, backdrop for the James Bond movie Skyfall.
The Tomatin Five Virtues Experience
As whisky tasting experiences go, there aren’t many where you find yourself climbing a 20ft wall of sheer ice, followed by quaffing a delicious dram from a glass fashioned out of ice, within a room entirely constructed from ice. A lot of ice in there I know however this was exactly what I done last month with Tomatin whisky, exploring the final two elements of their incredible Five Virtues collection, Metal and Water.
The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen Edinburgh
I think one of my favourite things, aside from clothing and a little bit of sunshine, is some really good food and drink. There are some great options out there at the minute with new spots opening almost daily. Here at The Gentleman Select, its always fun suggesting restaurants and bars to try and recently I was lucky enough to visit one such place I would thoroughly recommend, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen in Edinburgh.
Hammond & Co’s Mac For Spring
Here at The Gentleman Select, its always exciting to cover new season items, in this case Spring, which are well worth knowing about when it comes to improving both your wardrobe and keeping stylish. With the arrival of Spring indeed comes the better weather though lets not forget, it also brings with it the quick showers that have soaked us through many times. With that in mind, I’ve picked out a cracking item, the Hammond & Co Mac from Debenhams which is sure to keep you looking both stylish and dry when you are out and about.
An Overnight At The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
Last month was a hugely exciting time for The Gentleman Select. I embarked on a little adventure to Scotland’s capital Edinburgh and in the process, also added a new and exciting section to the website for the first time. Travel. I must admit when I first got news of the opportunity to stay within the globally renowned Radisson hotel chain, specifically the Radisson Blu in the centre of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, I leaped at it.
Monroe London’s Grooming Products Are Handcrafted Perfection
Skin and haircare is something that is massively important to us nowadays and I would say more than ever we are very particular about what we put on ourselves. It is comforting to know then that by using a brand such as Monroe London, you are getting products which were both developed in collaboration with The Harley Street Skin Clinic and meticulously hand crafted using all natural ingredients to deliver not only an incredible end product, but an incredible result when you put them on your skin and hair.
Selected: Balblair 1991 Whisky
Whisky is a creation loved the world over. Drank by famous figures of the past such as Sir Winston Churchill to Katharine Hepburn, toasted to celebrate a marriage or quaffed at the weekend to down ones sorrows, it truly is a legendary drink. Whats fascinating still is the length of time it has been around, 1790 in the case of Balblair, the oldest working whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands. With this in mind then it was only right that I delve a little deeper, not that I took a great deal of convincing, into one of their most special creations of late, the 3rd release of their 1991 vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Selected: Centre Front Menswear
There are many menswear brands out there just now doing a lot of good things but not too many that carry behind them such knowledge, drive and passion for their craft as Centre Front Menswear. A brand founded in London by a team with decades of design and buying experience in the fashion world, their focus is to bring you clothing which is a mixture of the latest trends and contemporary styles, inspired by architecture and creative movements all of which look fantastic when you wear them.
Topman Denim – A Fabric Of Life
Some items of clothing are timeless. A cornerstone of our wardrobe, providing us with carte blanche for which you can build upon and deliver a killer new look. One item which I’m referring to in particular is that of the denim jeans, and furthermore there is one such brand that has nailed what “denim” is better than most, evident in fact they sold one pair of denim jeans every eighteen seconds globally in the past year. This brand is our British favourite Topman.
Sharpen Yourself Up This Valentines Day
As you all know Valentines Day is rapidly approaching and wether you are planning on wining and dining in a restaurant, or cooking up a storm with your best Gordon Ramsey impression, its important that you feel and look super sharp for the evening ahead. Here at The Gentleman Select, I’ve put together some and top grooming preparation ideas from the likes of SCRUBD and Aesop, to accessories from Debenhams Hammond & Co, all geared towards making sure you are looking and smelling super sharp this Valentines Day.