A hero’s welcome usually involves a grandfeast, and for Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, it meant a an £80,000 ($125,265) bottle of fine Champagne. As he partied on post breaking the world record for the 4×100-metre relay, he was treated to a 15l Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de BrignacChampagne, known as Ace of Spades. The 20 75cl bottles was presented to his VIP table at Movida nightclub in Mayfair, as he was joined with teammate Yohan Blake, who Bolt affectionately calls “The Beast.” The Champagne house is known to make only one bigger size bottle – the 30-litre, 40-bottle Midas that needs to be ordered a few days in advance at nightclubs.
In the other side of the town, Chinawhite in Piccadilly gold medallists were treated to a £2,012 cocktail made up of Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac and Luxor 24-carat gold leaf Champagne.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte and South African swimmer Chad le Clos savoured this treat, only to find a pair of handmade 18-carat gold rings at the bottom on the glass.
Moreover, when a gold medallist arrives at the club, they get a gold 75cl bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial. Now that’s how you treat heroes who made their nations proud.
[Thedrinksbusiness and Movida-London]