Royal Salute’s New Whisky Is One for the Ponies

Royal Salute’s New Whisky Is One for the Ponies

British royalty have been embracing Royal Salute, the 21-year-old limited-edition blended Scotch whisky from Chivas Bros., ever since it was unveiled in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Although Chivas Bros. holds a royal warrant originally granted by Queen Victoria in 1843, Royal Salute—which actually contains whiskies much older than 21 years—was subsequently awarded a royal warrant of its own (hence its name) for the coronation year.

In more recent times, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his brother, Prince Harry of Wales—both avid polo players—have made Royal Salute sponsorship part of their various charity matches. It has benefited such causes as the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which was founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of the Lesotho royal family and supports the well-being of young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. In addition, Royal Salute has sponsored more than 15 international polo tournaments around the world. To honor this association, the brand has just introduced a limited 21 Year Old Polo Edition whisky ($140).

Blended by Royal Salute’s director of blending, Sandy Hyslop, and endorsed by Royal Salute polo ambassador Malcolm Borwick, the Polo Edition is a lighter style of whisky than the original Royal Salute. Rather than the faintly honeyed smoke and thick, ripe fruit that has become a hallmark of the original 21 Year Old, the Polo Edition is brighter in texture, with notes of honeydew melon, berry jam, and creamy toffee. Easily identifiable visually as well as by taste, the Polo Edition is presented in Royal Salute’s iconic handcrafted porcelain flagon but with a distinctive blue-green glaze. It’s cast with a polo theme, depicting two mounted players astride their galloping ponies in a heated match.

‘‘Polo is a noble game of honor, skill, integrity, and respect—all values inherent in Royal Salute,” said Royal Salute brand director Peter Moore. “We wanted to continue to celebrate the iconic pairing of our ‘King of Whisky’ with the ‘Sport of Kings,’ and this new Polo Edition does just that in a more delicate tasting blend ideal for outdoor, daytime enjoyment.”

As such, it is the perfect dram to enjoy over ice while watching Prince William participate in a winning match for charity at Coworth Park at Ascot and marveling at how well the left-handed heir to the throne has learned to play right-handed, according to the rules of the game.

For other polo-inspired gifts this season, explore these timepieces.

Source: http://robbreport.com/food-drink/spirits/royal-salute-21-year-old-polo-edition-2761671/

Roger Ailes Estate, Rupert Murdoch Sued by 21st Century FOX Shareholders

Roger Ailes Estate, Rupert Murdoch Sued by 21st Century FOX Shareholders

Roger Ailes Estate Sued He Covered Up Sexual Harassment And It’s Costing Shareholders

EXCLUSIVE

Roger Ailes, the late CEO of FOX News, engaged in a campaign to cover up sexual harassment and racial discrimination, which cost 21st Century FOX shareholders millions of dollars … according to a new lawsuit.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Ailes paid former FOX employee Laurie Luhn $3.15 million in 2011 to keep quiet about 2 decades worth of allegations … which include sexual harassment at the hands of Ailes himself.

The suit also alleges a similar cover-up with Gretchen Carlson — claiming she was paid $20 mil and given a public apology to settle the sexual harassment lawsuit she’d filed against Ailes. The shareholders call out Ailes for his alleged treatment of Megyn Kelly too. According to the docs, Ailes made sexually charged comments about her lingerie, and offered her promotions in exchange for sexual favors.

All in all, the suit claims 20th Century FOX has paid more than $55 million to settle sexual harassment and discrimination suits. It also points out dozens advertisers have run for the hills since the Bill O’Reilly scandal broke. For instance, Bank of America and BMW pulling out has cost FOX more than $3 million, according to the suit.

The shareholders are suing Ailes’ estate, FOX CEO Rupert Murdoch and his sons, James and Lachlan, who are also FOX honchos.

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/roger-ailes-estate-rupert-murdoch-lawsuit-sexual-harassment-cover-up-fox-shareholders/

Rare Man Ray Chess Set Heads to Auction

Rare Man Ray Chess Set Heads to Auction

Man Ray Chess Set

Surrealist Man Ray developed a passion for chess after being introduced to the game in the early 1920s by fellow artist and chess fanatic Marcel Duchamp. The duo famously played chess on the roof of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris for a scene in René Clair’s 1924 film, Entr’acte.

And while Man Ray never rose to Duchamp’s level of play—remaining in the latter’s words “a wood pusher”—his love of the game would eventually take shape in a series of chess sets designed by the artist. Initially, his sets were assemblages of found objects; in time, however, they became works of art that were spare in design, with each piece reduced to an elemental form.

Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp

Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp play chess on the roof of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris in a scene in René Clair’s 1924 film, Entr’acte.  Photo: Courtesy

While several of Man Ray’s chess-set designs were put into production—in editions of two to 50 with proceeds from their sale benefiting the American Chess Foundation—the one on offer at Villa Grisebach in Berlin on November 30 is unique, having been crafted in 1964 for his wife, Juliet. The set’s 32 ivory pieces—half of which have been dyed red—come in a felt-lined wooden case and carry an estimate of $58,900 to $82,400.

According to the lot notes, “In the present set, the cone-shaped king and queen are each topped with a sphere. Small notches around the top of the otherwise unbroken cylindrical rook suggest castle ramparts. The clean, curved square form of the knight is punctured by a perfect circular hole, and the bishop’s smooth shape is notched; spheres represent the pawns. These smooth forms are reminiscent of sculptures by his friend Brancusi.”

Source: http://robbreport.com/shelter/auctions/rare-man-ray-chess-set-2761559/

Judge Orders Tyrese Not to Physically Discipline Daughter

Judge Orders Tyrese Not to Physically Discipline Daughter

Tyrese Judge Says No More Corporal Punishment

EXCLUSIVE

Tyrese may have regained 50/50 custody of his daughter, but turns out there were strings attached.

The judge issued a series of conditions, including:

— Neither Tyrese nor Norma Gibson can use corporal punishment in disciplining 10-year-old Shayla.

— Tyrese must take parenting classes focused on appropriate disciplining of his daughter.

— Both Tyrese and Norma must enroll in “high conflict parenting classes.”

— Tyrese and Shayla must enroll in joint therapy with a psychologist. Shayla must also undergo individual counseling.

According to the order, Tyrese has Shayla for both XMAS and New Year’s.

As we reported, Norma claimed Tyrese brutally disciplined their daughter, but the judge didn’t buy it.

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/tyrese-parenting-classes-custody-case/

Fred Goldman Wants O.J. Simpson Money Case in Court Now

Fred Goldman Wants O.J. Simpson Money Case in Court Now

Fred Goldman I Want O.J. in Court Now … He’s Getting Rich, I Know It!!!

EXCLUSIVE

Ron Goldman‘s father is demanding O.J. Simpson to get before a judge ASAP … because he’s concerned Simpson is pocketing cash he owes to the Goldman and Brown families.

In docs obtained by TMZ … Fred Goldman says the first available hearing date isn’t until July 3, 2018 … which he says is way too far away. He believes in that 7-month span O.J. “could flood the market with sports memorabilia” and try to keep all the money for himself.

O.J. responded in his own docs, saying the secret autograph session he held in October was a one-off … and he’s just trying to “readjust to civilian life.” O.J. says even though he’s had a lot of money-making offers … he’s rejected all of them except for that one autograph sesh.

We broke the story … Fred filed docs to divert any money Simpson made from any interviews, shows, presentations or exhibitions to help pay down the $70 million wrongful death judgment he owes.

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/o-j-simpson-money-fred-goldman-hearing-date/

White House: Trump Wasn’t Serious About Leaving UCLA Players In China

White House: Trump Wasn’t Serious About Leaving UCLA Players In China

White House: Trump Wasn’t Serious About Leaving UCLA Players In China

Breaking News

Reeeeelax … Donald Trump‘s mouthpiece says POTUS was only tweeting “rhetorically” when suggesting he should have left LaVar Ball‘s son in a Chinese jail. 

Yep. 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders just addressed the media … and was asked about Trump’s tweets in which he said LaVar was “unaccepting” of what he did for LiAngelo Ball and “I should have left them in jail.”

When questioned at today’s White House news conference, SHS said, “It was a rhetorical response to a criticism by the father.”

“Frankly it seems like the father didn’t want the President to intervene which I think would’ve been a sad thing if he hadn’t.”

She also said Trump was “happy to intervene” … “I think the President was happy to see the release of these individuals.and have them back in the United States.”

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/sarah-huckabee-sanders-trump-white-house-ucla-lavar-ball/

Pat Houston Calls Christina Aguilera’s Whitney Houston Tribute ‘Fabulous’

Pat Houston Calls Christina Aguilera’s Whitney Houston Tribute ‘Fabulous’

Pat Houston Whitney Would’ve Been Proud Of Xtina’s AMA Tribute

EXCLUSIVE

Christina Aguilera‘s tribute to Whitney Houston during Sunday’s AMAs was heartfelt, lovely and fabulous … according to Whitney’s sister-in-law.

We got Pat Houston at LAX and asked what she thought of folks hating on Christina’s performance — with some even suggesting it made P!nk cringe.

Pat’s not buying that — in fact, she says the homage was “amazing.” According to her, the only opinions that matter are Christina’s and Whit’s fam … and it sounds like she nailed the latter.

As for P!nk’s apparent reaction, Pat’s got an explanation. Hint … what does everyone do right before they cry?

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/pat-houston-christina-aguilera-tribute-whitney-houston-amas/

More Engine Issues Delay Falcon 5X Deliveries

More Engine Issues Delay Falcon 5X Deliveries

Just last summer, Dassault flew its Falcon 5X jet for the first time, but with substitute engines, because the new Silvercrest engines in development by Safran weren’t ready. The delay meant first deliveries were pushed back to 2020. Now Dassault officials say Safran has encountered yet more problems, and they can’t say when the new engines will be ready, or if Dassault will start looking for another option. The setback means deliveries are likely to slip beyond the 2020 date.

At the annual meeting of the National Business Aviation Association, held in Las Vegas in October, a Safran official said at a news conference that recent test data had revealed new problems with acceleration and deceleration of the engine at high altitude and low speeds. Dassault CEO Eric Trappier said, “We are trying to fix the problem with Safran. We are trying to keep all options open.”

Dassault Falcon 5x private aviation best jet

Dassault Falcon 5X.  Photo: Courtesy Dassault

The Falcon 5X and the Silvercrest engine are being developed in tandem, with Safran’s engineers designing the engine to Dassault’s requirements. The aerodynamic refinements of the 5X, paired with the Silvercrest engine, will “yield remarkable performance and efficiency,” the company says. The engine’s “advanced aerodynamics, metallurgy, and computer controls make it the most efficient and powerful engine for its size,” according to Dassault. The engine was originally scheduled to be ready to fly this year.

Dassault Falcon 5x private aviation best jet

Dassault Falcon 5X.  Photo: Courtesy Dassault

The prototype 5X first flew on July 5, with substitute engines, and has logged about 50 flying hours, Olivier Villa, senior executive vice president of Dassault Falcon Civil Aircraft, said at NBAA. The jet has reached an altitude of 41,000 feet and a top speed of Mach 0.8. “We are very happy with the way the aircraft handles and also with the performance of the systems,” Villa said. “The aircraft has a new generation of digital flight-control system, and from what we have seen so far, it works very well.”

Dassault Falcon 5x private aviation best jet

Dassault Falcon 5X.  Photo: Courtesy Dassault

Textron is also planning to use the Silvercrest engine on its new Cessna Citation Hemisphere jet, now in development. A spokesperson there told Reuters, in regard to Snecma’s Silvercrest delays: “We do not foresee an impact to the Hemisphere timeline.” The Hemisphere is not expected to make its first flight until late in 2019.

Source: http://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/more-engine-issues-delay-falcon-5x-deliveries-2761303/

Colin Kaepernick Speaks with Meek Mill, ‘He’s In Good Spirits’

Colin Kaepernick Speaks with Meek Mill, ‘He’s In Good Spirits’

Colin Kaepernick Speaks with Meek Mill ‘He’s In Good Spirits’

Breaking News

Meek Mill had a celebrity phone call during his time in prison — speaking with Colin Kaepernick — and he gave the QB a message to spread to his supporters.

“Spoke to Meek Mill & he wanted ppl to know regardless of his unjust situation, he’s in good spirits & humbled by the support the people have shown him,” Colin tweeted. 

“We’ll continue to fight against the harsh sentencing practices that have affected Meek & millions of other POC for generations.”

Colin had spoken out against Meek’s sentence — claiming 2 to 4 years in prison is way too harsh for a non-violent probation violation. 

Meek was locked up earlier this month stemming from a conviction in a 2008 drug and weapons case

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/colin-kaepernick-meek-mill-prison/

Bus Blocks Georgia Dome Implosion, Weather Channel Guy Gets Pissed

Bus Blocks Georgia Dome Implosion, Weather Channel Guy Gets Pissed

Georgia Dome Implosion WTF … Get Outta the Way, Bus!

The Georgia Dome was imploded this week after 25 historic years of hosting sporting events — and 1 guy had a front row seat … until a damn bus got in his way.

Just as the explosives began to go off Monday morning in Atlanta, a cameraman for The Weather Channel got his view obstructed by a local bus … and he lost his cool.

His reaction is pretty freakin’ hilarious, but also understandable. Aside from the usual reasons to hate city buses … this poor sap now has a new one, and for good cause too.

Next stop … frustration.

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/20/bus-blocks-georgia-dome-implosion-weather-channel-man-pissed/

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