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WHAT WE WANT

THE ULTIMATE LIST OF THINGS WE MUST HAVE! 

THIS IS AN IMPARTIAL LIST, YOU CANNOT BUY YOUR WAY ONTO THE LIST OR ADVERTISE THROUGH IT. IT IS SIMPLY A LIST OF GREAT THINGS WE REALLY WANT!

1. Macallan 1966 35 Year Old - £22,500

An incredibly collectible 35 year old Speyside single malt that was laid down on the 3rd December 1966 at The Macallan distillery and bottled for the ultra-exclusive Fine & Rare series in 2002.

Drawn from first fill Sherry Butt number 7878 at a natural cask strength 55.5% ABV, this magnificent vintage Macallan comes complete with original oak presentation box, which along with the bottle, labels and fill level is in great condition.

This remarkable malt even made a guest appearance on the US hit TV show 'Better Call Saul' in May 2017. Though it is understood, due to the ultra limited nature of this bottle, even the producers couldn't get their hands on the genuine liquid and had to make do with a more accessible Macallan vintage which they dressed up to look like the '66. 

2. ASTON MARTIN CC100 SPEEDSTER - £500K

The CC100 is a wild V12 Vantage based speedster that celebrates 100 years of Aston Martin.

It’s a wild roofless speedster based on the V12 Vantage supercar, and is initially reminiscent of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. It’s designed to meld influences from the 1959 Aston DBR1 – which, coincidentally, Moss won the 1959 1000km of the Nurburging in – with hints of Aston Martin’s future design direction.

There’s no roof or glass, while in the place of conventional doors are opening safety bars, leading to substantial side openings. The chassis is aluminium while the body is all carbon fibre, but painted with the same patented treatment as the new Vanquish so that its natural weave can’t be spotted. It’s a two seater, but with a relatively spartan, racecar-like interior with lots of varnished carbonfibre. Overall, the CC100 weighs nearly 400kg less than a V12 Vantage, at an Audi TT-like 1370kg.

3. CUMBRIA CRYSTAL GRASMERE TUMBLER - £85

Heavy cut tumblers should be a staple of any gentleman's barware. Whether you enjoy a stiff drink after work or are strictly a morning orange juice type chap. A heavy, quality set of tumblers will always be suitable. 

These oversized whisky tumbler are suitable for generous totts of spirits with or without mixers. Also suitable for soft drinks. This is without a doubt one of the most popular items in the Cumbria Crystal Grasmere Collection and makes an ideal addition to any bar.

 

Also used by James Bond in Casino Royale

4. DENT'S DRIVING GLOVES - £55

Driving gloves? I'm not an old man! Ah, but there you are very wrong sir! The driving glove is making a large comeback, as both a functional piece of wardrobe and a style statement. 

To some, driving gloves are worn by older men who wear flat caps and drive an Austin Healey 100s on a weekend. True enough perhaps. Now though, a new, clean cut design from Dents is proving you can have style and function in one. A thin leather that allows optimum steering control and yet great protection in the ever inclement weather as we head into Autumn. 

These classic designed gloves work well as both a lightweight glove for autumn and as a glove for top down fun. They will also accent any wardrobe choice be it a simple Harrington jacket or a suit and tie.

5. PURDEY, PAIR 12-BORE - £225K

A Fine and Rare Pair of Hunt-engraved 12-bore (2¾in.) Single-Trigger Over & Under Trap Guns. Completed in 1996, these are stunning examples of a pair of guns in a rare configuration.

 

The action-bodies are engraved by Ken Hunt, inlaid in gold with bold scroll, surrounding scenes of trap shooters on both lockplates and the underside, and retain all of their original hardening-colour.

 

The highly-figured stocks have pistol grips and ebonite pistol grip-caps, and are fitted with leather-covered recoil-pads. The barrels have wide matt ventilated top-ribs. They are offered in their brass-mounted oak and leather case, complete with accessories.