British designer Timothy Oulton has joined forces with a luxury products and experiences website VeryFirstTo.com to offer the Ultimate Bar Cabinet, stocked with some of the world’s finest drink and cigars. The exquisitely crafted Hudson cupboard has been transformed into the bar complete with an extraordinary drinks selection curated by Harrods, including: Glenlivet Winchester 50 year old whisky, DRC GC Romanée Conti 1997 wine and Cristal Caged Champagne. The Hudson will also be stocked with cigars including Partagás Gran Reserva Lusitanias and Hoyo de Monterrey Diademas Vintage 1980’s. Award-winning bartender Marian Beke, a legend in the industry, will arrive with the Ultimate Bar Cabinet and spend the weekend with the owner of the Ultimate Bar Cabinet.
Priced at $148,600, the Ultimate Bar Cabinet was meticulously constructed using leather panels affixed one by one with hand-applied studs to create a rich patchwork. Timothy Oulton’s Hudson collection features an array of distinctive bar furniture and cabinetry, distinguished by luxurious vintage looking multi-tonal hues of deep, warm browns and blacks thanks to aniline dye that allows the hide’s natural character to come to the surface. Subtle detailing hints at something special within, bringing that provocative sense of the unexpected to life.
The cognac selection inside the Ultimate Bar Cabinet includes a limited edition Courvoisier L’Esprit de Josephine, that uses liquid dating back to the 19th century. For whisky lovers, the outstanding Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1966 is the real treasure. The wine collection features Romanée Conti, described as a masterpiece of equilibrium, associating the masculine and feminine characteristics in order to transcend them to a powerful racy elixir. And to mark those special celebrations, each Cristal Caged Champagne medallion bottle is 100% handcrafted, demanding four days’ work by two master goldsmiths, mastering 12 different trades using seven metres of brass tape dipped in 24 carat gold with 508 silver-weld points.
Those special moments in life require a truly special cigar. The Partagás Gran Reserva Lusitanias is a cigar that has been aged for at least five years with production limited to just 5000 boxes of 15. The Hoyo de Monterrey Diademas Vintage 1980’s is referred to as a ‘giant perfecto’, with a woody delicate soft taste that rolls off the palate. Montecristo is the longest cigar in a Cuban portfolio and was once listed in the Guiness Book Of Records as being the most expensive cigar. The cigars come together with one of the most beautiful and well-crafted humidors available: the Elie Bleu Alba Blue 110.