DOM PERIGNON ONOTHQUE 1996
Produced by the house of Moet & Chandon, this Onotheque label indicates that a Dom Perignon vintage has reached its second peak in maturity, with optimized intensity. A whiff of the bottle creates an aroma of praline mixed with citron and dried figs, and explodes on the tongue. Price on request.
Conceived by Che Guevara himself, the Cohiba Esplendido is a super-premium cigar preferred by the likes of Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Smoked for years by only the most rich and powerful, these were an instant hit when they were released to the public in 1982.
JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL HEIRLOOM
The master-crafted Heirloom by Johnnie Walker Blue Label, is the ideal collector's edition. Created to reflect the style of whiskies in the early 19th century, this blend is an exquisite masterpiece that has been ensconced in a case designed by Tarun Tahiliani. Priced at Rs 19,000, it comes enclosed in a beautifully handcrafted case of leather, embellished with Blue Sapphire Swarovski and 18k gold electroplating.
PADRON SERIE 1926 NO. 1
Described as delivering complex and robust creams, chocolates and coffee beans, this full-bodied cigar is considered by top reviewers to be Padron's finest ever. Best when paired with a smooth and silky scotch to produce a rare match of great depth.
CHATEAU PETRUS WINE
Hailed as one of the most distinguished and globally sought after wines, a bottle of Chateau Petrus wine has the status of a collectible blue chip wine. Naturally it is one of the most expensive too, since the wines are made from top quality merlot grapes, and are never filtered for the fear of losing out on richness. splurge on a bottle on your next trip overseas. Upwards of Rs 120,000 for a 1995 vintage bottle.
BALLANTINE'S 30 YO
Considered the preferred choice amongst discerning businessmen, the Ballantine's 30 Year Old is a rare whiskey with a deep gold hue that exudes a subtle sweetness with hints of oak and vanilla. Housed in a strong, yet luscious body, it bursts onto the palate in a balanced blend of rich and mellow notes and lingers on the palate. Available at the Delhi Duty Free for Rs 18,300.
LOUIS XIII DE REMY MARTIN
The epitomy of French refinement, the Louis XIII Cognac is an extraordinary blend of grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, the most prestigious of the six crus classed in the region of Cognac. To enhance the experience, it has been encased in an exquisite crystal decanter, individually numbered and ringed with 24 carats of fine gold; a work of art requiring the talent of 11 exceptional craftsmen. Priced approximately Rs 200,000 within the country.