Summary: Here's our lowdown on some of the most desirable single malts, champagnes and vodkas that you'd want to acquire this year. Oh, and some nifty furniture as well!
Moet and Chandon Celebration Case This exclusive, limited edition champagne tote from Moet and Chandon includes a generous magnum bottle of Moet Imperial and eight champagne flutes. Each flute is topped with a gilded Moet "bubble ", and each flute medallion is bejewelled with one of eight uniquely coloured Swarovski crystals to personalise every glass and every toast. With only 500 cases available, the Moet Celebration Case is a jetsetter's must-have to generously spread cheer and joy. PRICE: Rs 40,000 AVAILABILITY: Moet Hennessy India, 301-D & amp; E Poonam Chambers, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai.
Belvedere IX A vodka created specifically to get a party going, Belvedere IX is a mix of ginger, ginseng, jasmine and eucalyptus. As opposed to traditional vodkas, Belevedere IX uses 50 per cent alcohol by volume that enhances the aromatic nature of the vodka. PRICE: On Request AVAILABILITY: The Lodhi at The Aman, New Delhi and Wink, Taj President, Mumbai.
Roberto Cavalli Vodka In keeping with the Italian tradition and the style icon's other couture creations, Roberto Cavalli Vodka is sophisticated and elegant, and is strictly meant for more discerning palates. Made with the purest water off the slopes of Monte Rosa, the vodka is produced using the finest quality grain grown in the south-western Alps. PRICE: Rs 8,335 AVAILABILITY: Leading hotels and liquor outlets across the country. Scotch Malt Whiskey Society A global society uniting members across the world to savour the taste of their exceptional single cask, single malt whisky, The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society finally comes to India. A private membership club dedicated to the appreciation and consumption of the most rare and unique single malt whiskies, their exclusive single malts are known to attract curious and discerning whisky lovers internationally. Society whiskies are only available through exclusive memberships, which is by invitation only. FEE: Rs 25,000 CONTACT: Badsha Banerjee-09810118067
The Black Grouse The Black Grouse is a perfect blend of The Famous Grouse with fine peated malt whiskies to create a rich, smooth, smoky whisky. The Black Grouse brings forth three distinct notes with the top note being rich and smoky influenced by the peated malt whiskey. PRICE: On Request AVAILABILITY: In select outlets. MacAllan Lalique The Finest Cut Decanter of the iconic 57 YO Single Malt has just been launched. It is not surprising to note that this whisky, with its dried fruit, black cherry, sandalwood and peat smoke aroma, with a long and full yet soft finish, is priced at $15,000. This is the third decanter in the Lalique Six Pillars Collection. PRICE: $15,000 AVAILABILITY: In select outlets.
Wardrobe Bar from Portside Cafe Great drinks call for some great service too. Skip the stated and obvious with this wardrobe bar from Portside Cafe. A nostalgic throwback to the attic and luxury liner era, the heavily stenciled and antique leather of this bar gives it a well travelled and weather-beaten look. It comes with a foldable table which makes for a neat service counter, and wheels attached to it make it easily accessible. A perfect buy for those champagne soirees. PRICE: Rs 1,13,500 AVAILABILITY: F 301, Lado Sarai, New Delhi. Bubble Bar Cabinet, House of Raro The sparkling bubbles of champagne synonymous to a mood of celebration, happiness and joy, are the inspiration for this bubble bar cabinet from the House of Raro. Crafted in sterling silver, and inlaid with ebony and plush waxed leather, it also boasts a pullout tray for mixing drinks and a drawer for storing bar accessories. PRICE: On Request AVAILABILITY: House of Raro boutiques at Cariappa Marg, Sainik Farms, New Delhi, and Pheroze Building, Stevens Street, Mumbai. Signet by Glenmorangie Created from a secret combination of the oldest and rarest Glenmorangie whiskies, Signet is the latest rich single malt from Glenmorangie. The ingredients used include roasted "chocolate " malted barley, which delivers depth and intensity to the spirit, and the whiskey boasts an ABV of 46 per cent. The result: a sublime flavour and an all-encompassing velvety texture. PRICE: On Request AVAILABILITY: Leading hotels and liquor outlets across the country.
Champagnes from Lombard and Cie Aspri Spirits has launched Lombard Brut and Brut Rose, two exclusive topend champagnes from Lombard and Cie. While Brut has a straw yellow colour, with touches of vanilla, Brut Rose is a pale salmon pink and is cherry flavoured. PRICE: Rs 8,930 (Brut) and Rs 10,630 (Brut Rose) CONTACT: Leading hotels and restaurants across the country.
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