After a long and glittering career, one’s retirement really ought to be marked in the most luxurious of manners. From a leisurely round of golf, to tasting the finest scotches, our TRULY tastemakers suggest the finest luxury retirement gifts for him.
5. Round of Golf & Luxurious Lunch at the Regal Moor Park
Moor Park, set across 300 acres of mature woodland, provides one of the finest eighteen hole courses around. What’s more, it’s just a stone’s throw from London. The High Course here is very much the quintessential English woodland course – with a number of thrilling challenges.
It is set against the backdrop of the famous Moor Park mansion, a Grade I listed building dating from the seventeenth century. The mansion is stunning from the exterior but, quite simply, breathtaking inside. Lunch takes place in a grand dining room that overlooks the patio, replete with fountain, and sloping course.
4. Motorist’s Dream Days: Morgan Driving Tour of South East England
There can be no self-respecting male who would not dream of taking the wheel of what is the ultimate classic British car: the Morgan.
This can be done no better than through the charming country roads of south-east England, with luxury stays in both Brighton and Canterbury – plus gourmet dining. Surely the ultimate retirement trip.
3. Private Dining with Matching Wine & Champagne at Mosimann’s
How about dining in your own private room, specially designed by Montblanc, to enjoy four courses of culinary excellence hand-picked by the caterer of the 2011 Royal Wedding?
Yes, indeed, Anton Mosimann, Royal Warrant holder and the queen’s ‘Deputy Lieutenant of London’, has opened the doors to the most intimate room in his exclusive members’ club in the city of London. The four courses come with matching wine flights and welcome champagne.
2. Luxury Cigar & Drink Pairing Experience in London
It was Winston Churchill who told the visiting King of Saudi Arabia that “my rule of life prescribes as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and, if need be, during all meals.”
Whether or not the retired gentleman is a cigar aficionado, Ten Manchester Street, with its walk-in humidor and dedicated cigar sommelier, is the ultimate cigar paradise in London. Choose a fine Cuban cigar and have it matched with a drink, including rum, whisky or mojito cocktails.
1. 5-Star Whisky Tasting with the ‘Keeper of the Quaich’
You may not be aware of the significance of the ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ but, trust us, all Scotch whisky connoisseurs will. For the record, it’s a select group of just over 2000 people worldwide “recognised for their outstanding commitment to scotch.” One of the members is Cesar da Silva, host of this whisky tasting experience.
On this whisky tasting experience, guests will taste three fine scotches, paired with cheese, while Cesar will explain tasting notes. If your recipient happens to be a true cognoscente, upgrade to the old & rare whisky selection.