Rolls-Royce launches £26,000 cocktail kit
Source: The Spirits Business
by Melita Kiely
15th December, 2015
For consumers with a spare £26,366 burning a hole in their pockets, Rolls-Royce has created a limited edition bespoke cocktail hamper worth more than a BMW 3 Series.
The luxury car maker has created just 15 cocktail hampers, which according to the firm takes eight weeks to make.
Each one is handcrafted from American walnut wood and the same leather the company uses to line its car interiors – specifically cowhides from male cows to avoid the stretch marks on female cows from pregnancy.
Furthermore, the leather is sourced from high altitude locations to ensure the skin has not been pierced by mosquito bites.
During the design process, Rolls-Royce teamed up with Goodwood-based experts from the Dorchester Collection’s London hotels – The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane – to ensure the hamper contained all the necessary elements needed to create a luxurious cocktail-making experience.
It includes: four handmade decanters, four tumblers, a cocktail shaker, an ice bucket, ice tongs, a bottle opener, a knife, two sharing plates, napkins, six cocktail sticks, two food containers, four straws, a stirring spoon, a jigger, a muddler, a crusher, an atomiser, a strainer, a glass serving tray and a chopping board.
Each bit of equipment is bespoke and built by hand, and the hamper even features an automatic light to create lighting to replicate that of a cocktail bar.
“Each motor car that we craft represents a deeply personal expression of individual customer tastes and lifestyles,” said Gavin Hartley, head of bespoke design, Rolls-Royce.
“This extraordinary scope for personalisation extends far beyond the car itself through an accessories collection, featuring exceptional objects designed to augment the lifestyles of the marque’s customers.
“This beautifully executed cocktail hamper illustrates the marque’s intimate understanding of the desires of the most discerning patrons of luxury in the world; Rolls-Royce customers.”