If you decide to buy The Ultimate Bar Cabinet as a gift to someone else or to yourself – this is will be one of those ultimate gifts ever. The beautifully handcrafted cabinet with vintage finishes comes stocked with some of the finest drinks and cigars the world has to offer. There is also a pleasant surprise, award-winning bartender, Marian Beke will arrive with the cabinet and spend the weekend with you. In addition to making great cocktails for you and your guests, he’ll also give a masterclass in mixology.
The cabinet, designed and crafted by luxury furniture maker Timothy Oulton is part of his speakeasy-inspired Hudson Bar Furniture and Cabinet Collection. Its luxurious look is the result of using aniline-treated leather that retains hide’s natural surface, in this case, the multi-tonal hues of deep, warm brown and black hues and grain. To create the patchwork design, artisans have attached each leather piece one by one using hand-applied studs.
Inside there are plenty of compartments to stock drinks, ingredients and accessories to make any drink you want and need. And room for cigars too.
Stocked and stacked inside the Ultimate Bar Cabinet is a long list of amazing drinks including – The Glenlivet Winchester 50 Yr Old Single Malt whisky ($24,404), Domaine De La Romanée-Conti, Romanée Conti 1997 wine ($23,183), and Louis Roederer, Cristal Gold Flacon Jeroboam, 2002 ($20,738).
For cigar lovers, a collection curated by James J Fox will include – Partagás Gran Reserva Lusitanias ($318 each) and Hoyo de Monterrey Diademas Vintage 1980’s ($244 each). James J Fox is in tobacco business since 1787 (225 years) and knows a thing or two about cigars. Their notable customers include Sir Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde.
Marian Beke is not just a champion bartender. He is also a bartender to the stars. He had done his bit mixing cocktails to movie and music stars that include Keira Knightley, Robbie Williams, and Chris Pine. Previously he designed award-winning cocktails for London hotspot Nightjar and now doing the same for another London bold face name, The Gibson.
Marcel Knobil, founder of VeryFirstTo said, “Thanks to a combination of the most beautifully crafted furniture, some of the world’s rarest drink and cigars, and the talents of one of the globe’s top bartenders, VeryFirstTo is offering the most outstanding bar cabinet available. Nothing like this has ever previously been offered and may never be possible again.”
The entire package of the Ultimate Bar Cabinet costs ($148,600/ €136,412/ £121,448). This includes the cabinet, drinks, cigars and services of Marian Beke for the weekend. Delivery is separate and depends on the country it is delivered. Besides the package, you can buy the cabinet ($7,350), drinks and cigars individually. For more information contact Gabrielle Varlow at press@VeryFirstTo.com.