Ardbeg UigeadailIn 1798, New Orleans belonged to Spain. The “French quarter” was a unit of currency. So when the Windsor Court Hotel in the Central Business District launched a Rare Spirits Series at its cocktail bar, it had the good sense to reach beyond even New Orleans’ venerated past. The first featured spirit is Ardbeg Uigeadail, a Scottish whisky produced since … wait for it … 1798. How rare is this award-winning elixir? It only ships to the UK for fans looking to buy on the Ardbeg website. The bite wears off eventually, so the tasting series will rotate from one bottle to the next throughout the year — a good reason to come back for more.

300 Gravier St.