May 21, 2016
Call this premium spirits code: OLD MONEY.
Definition: The (low-key, carefully unostentatious) trappings of inherited luxury, status, privilege.
Notes on this code: Sailing, yacht clubs, dockside lifestyle: boat shoes, weathered wood. In general, a sense of being at (say) a Kennebunk estate, or Martha’s Vineyard.
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