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A Spirit for True Gentlemen

May 26, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

A gentleman knows that it is often the simple gestures that mean the most, and the right drinks of course.

Treat the gentlemen in your life with gifts that they will love and appreciate this June as etc wine shops celebrates Gentlemen’s Month with a range of rare wines, whiskies and cognac.

With the upcoming FIFA World Cup, rare world cup vintages are becoming more and more popular amongst men that love their football and wine. Margaux – Margaux 1934 (ex-Mahler Besse) (HK$ 10,650) is a bit like winning the lottery, while Cheval Blanc – St. Emilion 1938 (ex-chateau 2009) (HK$ 9,750) is the pinnacle of the hierarchy in Saint-Emilion. Later vintages such as Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 1978 (HK$ 5,890) and vintage champagne Pol Roger Winston Churchill 1986 (Ex-Domaine) (HK$ 3,590) are also very delicious wines that will delight any wine lover.

etc wine shops takes the difficulty of selecting a the perfect bottle for gents, with top of the line whiskies for all personality types. To keep things simple, traditional whisky drinkers would relish a bottle of Scottish whisky, while a trendy, more adventurous whisky lover would prefer a bottle of Japanese whisky.

Great Scotch whiskies are best enjoyed with company while they boast individuality and complexity. A favourite is the Highland Park 12 Years Old (HK$ 539) aged for 12 years with plenty of citrus and green notes, bottling from Scotland’s most northerly distillery. Macallan 18 years old Sherry Oak Whisky (Gift Box – HK$ 1,590) is a superbly balanced affair, one of the best of its age group. Glen Deveron 30 Years Old Single Malt Whisky NV (Gift Box – HK$ 4,950) is a powerful drink with loads of wood over a fruity undercurrent, adding character to the finish.

If Japanese whisky is what fits his personality and palate better, then pick from the award-wining Suntory brand that embodies the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people. Suntory Hakushu 12 yrs old Single Malt Whisky (HK$ 1,150) is a crisp and vibrant whisky, praised by the most curious whisky connoisseurs and lovers of gastronomy. Suntory Hibiki 12 yrs old Blended Whisky (HK$ 1,350) is a blossoming whisky with a rounding finish.Suntory Yamazaki 18 yrs old Single Malt Whisky (HK$ 2,990) is rich with mature autumn fruit and a long, spicy finish.

If you are looking to really spoil him, pick the Karuizawa Whisky with Cigar box set of 3 bottles (1981/1982/1983) (HK$ 78,750). Karuizawa is one of the legendary whisky distilleries in Japan. It adopts the top standard in making of whisky using the famous barley Golden Promise, distilled in small batch and aged in the finest Spanish sherry casks that make Karuizawa malt perfection in quality.

A cognac lover will love you if you buy him a bottle of Choicest Cognac Grande Fine Champagne 1875 (HK$ 28,800). Cognac Grande Fine Champagne is Cognac made in the traditional way – from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne cru. It has marked fruity, floral aromas and is famed for its balance of intensity and elegance. It takes many years to evolve into its finest form.

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