THE SENIORS SUMMER WISH LIST
I've been told I'm a difficult man to buy for. As if to prove this belief wrong here are my picks for Christmas gifts for the Senior and seniors-alike. Containing everything for the champagne-imbibing, cigar-smoking, scarf-wearing, dog-walking, caviar-enjoying, dice-rolling, Negroni-quaffing, hip-flask-carrying, train-journeying, gentlemen’s-barber-shop-scented bibliophile (and audiophile) in your life.
DAVIDOFF OF LONDON
Davidoff of London recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary. As part of a global initiative by the Davidoff brand a special 40th Anniversary cigar was created to mark the occasion. Limited to only 300 boxes the cigar combines Edward Sahakian's favourite vitola with son Eddie's favourite type of blend. As ever with limited edition cigars my recommendation is to buy at least two. A cigar is an experience that should be shared.
Available from Davidoff online and in store - click for link
I spotted this wonderful Purdey paperweight whilst browsing their website. Containing a genuine Purdey cartridge set in perspex.
BOLLINGER PN VZ15
One of the greatest wines in Champagne is Bollinger's Vieilles Vignes Françaises. Extremely small production the wine was Bollinger's only Blanc de Noirs.
. He explained that the new cuvée was conceived as “a little brother” to Vieilles Vignes Françaises, a wine with very limited production and the only other Blanc de Noirs in the range.
In the first permanent addition to its range in more than a decade, Bollinger presented a new cuvée that is designed to showcase origin through the prism of Pinot Noir: the new PN VZ 15.
Bollinger recently announced a new Cuvee based on their wonderful holdings of Pinot Noir.
IL PELLICANO BOOK
I'm unlikely to make it to Il Pellicano this year, I'm unlikely to make it next year too but one can dream. To fuel the fire this great book has been reprinted. Featuring photograhy from Slim Aarons amongst others it's the perfect book to dive into.
Enjoy with "The Teller" Negroni invented by Frederico, Il Pellicano's bartender:
1/3 Antica Formula
1/3 Bitter Campari
1/3 Plymouth Gin
1 splash of original Lurisia Il Nostro Chinotto
Sadly sold out online - keep an eye on Issimo for a restock - https://issimoissimo.com/
Jo Malone and Huntsman have tailored a range of scents to suit any occasion. Available individually or together. The coffret set is the best.
Amber & Patchouli
Assam & Grapefruit
Whisky & Cedarwood
Birch & Black Pepper
Available from Purdey online and in store - starting at £55
ISLE OF HARRIS GIN AND GLASSWARE
I was interested to learn
Available from Rose's website and Pimlico Road store - £480
Bamford Watch Department began as a passion project.
Jaw's by Peter Benchley - Available, in typically fine condition from Heywood Hill - £185
Readers will recall that last year I visited Wisdom Audio in Carson City. Their P2M and P4M insight speakers and matching sub-woofer really impressed. Their great
A wide selection to suit personal taste on their website
BLOOMBERG TERMINAL KEYBOARD
I've been lusting after a Bloomberg keyboard in one form or another after watching Wall Street 2.
Petrossian are my producer of choice. A caviar tin like a cigar box makes a great keepsake too.
I'm a big fan of half bottles and buy them often to enjoy the experience of great wines at lower cost. As they age faster it also means that the wine can theorectically mature faster meaning that younger wines.
In a similar way llarger formats of cheaper wines are a great buy for occasions too.
Wilson Audio TuneTot - £11,000 per pair
A MARTINI AT DUKES
If there is one overriding thing that
The dog photographed however is mine and he's not for sale
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Senior in it's inaugural year.