From Portofino to Portonovi: The New Dolce Vita Route by One&Only and Portofino Gin
The ultra-luxury resort launches a partnership with the popular Italian dry gin brand
From Portofino to Portonovi - the new not-to-be-missed route for bon vivants passes through two iconic Mediterranean Rivieras: one the symbol of Dolce Vita, with the pearl of Liguria as the protagonist from the 1960s until today, and the other one, vibrant and contemporary, nestled on the Adriatic coast facing the Belpaese, in Montenegro. One&Only Portonovi, the first European opening for the ultra-luxury resort brand, has established a partnership with Portofino Dry Gin, launching a pop-up Beach Gin Bar and bespoke destination-inspired cocktails available for guests, celebrating this connection and placing it on the map for international travellers.
A young brand born from the passion of three friends for Portofino, with the mission of sharing the timeless charm, traditions and unique heritage of the Ligurian village, Portofino Dry Gin exports the Portofino lifestyle and aromas through its high-quality dry gin, ensuring that the magical atmosphere of the iconic “Piazzetta” can be experienced throughout the world, with every sip. Portofino Dry Gin contains a blend of 21 botanicals, grown in the brand's herb garden on the hills of Portofino and carefully selected for their intense aromatic properties, such as juniper, lemon, lavender, rosemary, marjoram, sage, iris and rose, which thanks to the unique microclimate of the Ligurian Riviera grow lavish all year round. Produced in an ancient distillery in northern Italy, each batch of gin is made using a combination of traditional and innovative methods: from an ancient copper pot used to distil local grappa and liqueurs to cutting-edge technology that allows for vacuum distillation preserving the aromas of the most delicate botanicals.
Located at the entrance of Boka Bay in Montenegro, One&Only Portonovi is the crowning jewel of this new Riviera. With its moated walled towns, a backdrop of unspoiled coastal mountains and perched amongst one of the sunniest year-round spots on the Adriatic, the resort is a perfectly placed sanctuary from which to explore the wild beauty of Montenegro. Home to a private beach that rivals the best of the Mediterranean, state-of-the-art wellness experience with Chenot Espace, world-class dining, vibrant beach club and the intuitive service for which the brand is renowned, One&Only Portonovi is the destination for this summer and beyond.
United by the passion to celebrate the pleasures of life, One&Only Portonovi and Portofino Dry Gin share a relaxed, simple yet refined style. Located directly on the resort’s private white sandy beach, the Beach Gin Bar by Portofino Dry Gin will be available to guests visiting the resort during the summer season and until October.
Guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails designed specifically by the One&Only Portonovi team together with Portofino Dry Gin:From Portofino to Portonovi is a refreshing drink combining the dry gin with St Germain, rosemary syrup and lemon juice, adding a signature touch with blue salt garnish; Portofino & Tonic revisits the most classic of gin-based cocktails in a summer key, balancing the taste with an aromatic sprig of rosemary; last but not least, Portofino Spritz is the sparkling touch that lights up summer on the Montenegrin Riviera, guaranteeing an unexpected twist to the traditional recipe thanks to the addition of local grapes, with which the excellent wines of the region are produced. Carefully mixing native ingredients of Portofino and Montenegro, the cocktail list pays homage to the two territories whose mountainous landscapes plunge into the Mediterranean water, combining the scent of saltiness with the citrus notes of lemons, the aromatic fragrance of basil, thyme and rosemary, and the distinctive scent of mimosas, the emblematic flower of the Herceg Novi Riviera where the resort is located.
“We are delighted to bring the spirit of Portofino to Portonovi,” says Tessa Gorman, General Manager at One&Only Portonovi. “Taking inspiration from the Venetian heritage in the region, One&Only Portonovi cherishes the joint history of Montenegro and Italy. Our Italian restaurant, Sabia, offers an authentic Italian flare, and Portofino Gin perfectly contributes to this idea. Collaborating with Portofino Dry Gin expands our mixology and entertainment, and we are proud to offer a unique gin twist for our guests to discover and enjoy.”
"The collaboration with One&Only Portonovi was genuine right from the start: in addition to the assonance of the places Portofino and Portonovi, the destinations share the extraordinary beauty of the coast and the surrounding nature. The partnership also stems from a shared attitude to joie de vivre and a constant search for qualitative excellence,” comments Ruggero Raymo, CEO and Co-Founder of Portofino Dry Gin. “We are proud to be part of the guest experience at One&Only Portonovi, to enrich the moments of conviviality and relaxation that the guests of the resort will savour during their stay, accompanying them in a multisensory journey through the flavours and aromas of the Mediterranean."
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Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla and One&Only Mandarina in Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2021. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece and One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com