Proves that there is such a thing as a super-premium gin.It’s in a different league to the cheaper that Heston should stick to haute cuisine.It’s no surprise that it picked up an award this week — it knocks some of the more expensive gins for six. Asda claims it won a medal at an international spirit awards, but I am stunned by this.

But after the country’s first-ever private island resort, Song Saa, opened in 2012, the luxurious potential of Cambodia caught the eye of cash-splashing globetrotters tired of the crowds flowing into Bali and Thailand.

And now the new wave of Cambodian luxury is set to make an even bigger splash, with three brand-new, top-tier big-hitters set to open in the coming months.

It smells like burned rubber (it reminds me of petrols stations) and doesn’t taste much better.

Cambodia has long been considered one of South-east Asia’s grittier destinations, perhaps better suiting the intrepid backpacking type than the traveller accustomed to cold towels and cocktails on arrival.

And there’ll be a bit of added sparkle come next year, when the Rosewood Phnom Penh opens on the top 14 floors of the Cambodian capital’s (and indeed the country’s) tallest building, the 616ft-high Vattanac Capital Tower One.

Offering a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong below, its position in the Central Business District along Preah Monivong Boulevard places guests on a buzzy thoroughfare, barely 1km from top sights including the unmissable Royal Palace.

All the villas have terraces from which you can thoroughly absorb the jungle feel – and 20 of them have private pools.

The resort also offers two restaurants: Bay Phsar, which brings local flavours to the table; and Hang Bay, which draws from across the globe (think wafer-thin pizza straight from the wood-fired oven in the garden).

Located just outside of Siem Reap, in the Cambodian countryside, Phum Baitang – which translates as “Green Village” – consists of 45 villas designed to mimic a typical Cambodian community (on the outside, at least - your typical rural-dwelling Cambodian is unlikely to have a Nespresso machine).