Specials for the host

Walking in empty-handed at a party that you were invited to weeks in advance is a big no-no. Personalise your gifts or hand over one of these precious bottles to let your host feel special, too.

Anamika Butalia        Print Edition: December 13, 2009

Walking in empty-handed at a party that you were invited to weeks in advance is a big no-no. Personalise your gifts or hand over one of these precious bottles to let your host feel special, too.

Glenfiddich 50 Year Old
It’s timeless and it’s limited. If your host has an extensive bar and takes pride in every peg he pours, then this is a must. Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a limited edition released to mark the single malt’s 50th year. This limited edition ensures that only 50 bottles are released worldwide each year, making this a must-have and must-save in your bar. Glenfiddich 50 YO is a landmark in the distillery’s 120-year history; the packaging reflects the heritage and excellence of whisky using hand-blown bottles decorated in Scottish silver crafted by Thomas Fattorini. It’s imprinted with William Grant & Sons’ hallmark and kept in beautifully handstitched, leather-bound cases, which were inspired by William Grant’s personal ledgers.
Price: £10,000 per bottle

Dom Perignon Gift Box
The luxurious Dom Perignon Gift Box comes with a collection of 12 bottles of the Dom Perignon Vintage 2000. A collector’s item, this gift box contains bottles of the Vintage 2000, with a silver label that can be personalised upon request.
Price: Rs 2 lakh (for a pack of 12; excluding taxes)

Isle of Jura Superstition
The people of Jura, off the west coast of Scotland, always pay heed to age-old island beliefs. Jura Superstition is a tribute to the people, the traditions and the mystical heritage that make Jura island life unique. Visit the island, meet the people, explore the past... or just get yourself a bottle and enjoy the spicy and peat aromas that this Bronze Award Winning Spirit offers.
Price: Rs 3,600

An elegant gift pack from “Scotland’s favourite malt”, as it is known among connoisseurs, Glenmorangie— complete with Glenmorangie Original and two tasting tumblers— makes for a classy gift. The whisky has an elegant and floral spirit that is renowned the world over for its exquisite finesse and alluring complexity; A musthave for a whisky lover.
Price: Rs 8,000 (excluding taxes)

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Traveller
Clicquot Traveller, the latest travel accessory to come from Maison Veuve Clicquot, is an ideal companion for the globetrotter. The bag’s packaging is designed to hold two specially created champagne flutes, with a bottle of “Yellow Label Brut” champagne. The isothermal lining keeps the champagne refreshingly cool and sparkling.
Price: On request

Dalmore 40 Year Old
Dressed in a metallic gold Mackenzie crest and presented in a bespoke leather case with metallic gold stag crest is Dalmore 40 Year Old. Scots distiller Whyte and Mackay Glasgow Ltd showcased this whisky as “the best of the best”. Without a doubt, this collection is a treasure trove not just as a collector’s item, but also for its excellent product heritage and history. A true pride to own for anyone who has a taste for finer things in life.
Price: Rs 3 lakh

Dom Perignon Vintage 2000
Vintage 2000 is a classic example of the Dom Perignon spirit, but with its own mysterious quality and strong presence. It was created to pay homage to Pierre Perignon, the monk who was named cellar master at the Abbaye d’Hautvillers in 1668 and whose ambition was to “make the best wine in the world”, as well as to the original creation of Champagne. This bubbly reveals itself with every sip. Price: On request

Balvenie PortWood (21 Years)
Produced by William Grant & Sons Ltd, Balvenie is a unique range of single malts. It is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. The right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, whilst preserving its original characteristics. With fruity and raisin notes, this single malt whisky is highly recommended.
Price: Rs 20,700

Roberto Cavalli Vodka
Made with the purest water gushing from the slopes of Monte Rosa, the first “luxury vodka” by the renowned fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is produced entirely in Italy. The alcohol is carefully distilled until it achieves a perfect taste—the first distillation phase, a special copper pot still to complete the procedure and then filtering through flakes of Carrara marble—to ensure that Roberto Cavalli Vodka achieves its absolute purity. For years, Cavalli shared the pleasure of this delicious ultra premium vodka with family and friends. Now, in an ode to the sexy woman, the icon and eternal muse of Cavalli’s style, he presents Roberto Cavalli Vodka.
Price: Rs 9,950

All prices are approximate and may vary from city to city.

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