December 7, 2012
Until he retired a few years ago, I had a gifting relationship with my favorite sushi chef. Every year at Christmas, he presented me with a present, and it was incumbent upon me to return the favor. Knowing that the quality of the gift reflected on his prestige, I always gave him an ostentatiously expensive gift. But the year I hit on a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch, his smile told me everything. He was thrilled. Is it the best Scotch in the world? Maybe not. But everyone knows it costs a bundle, and with some gifts, that’s the point.
When I discovered that the bottles could be engraved with his name, Osada’s prestige rose even higher. He was ecstatic when I handed him the box. But you can do more than simply personalize the bottle with someone’s name: you can engrave three lines (up to 15 characters a line). It’s about a third of a Twitter message – but certainly enough to convey your respect.
Many places will engrave bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue for free, including the company itself. But here is the lowest price I’ve found.
And if you happen to be in the New York area on December 15th between noon and 4, here’s one that will be engrave the bottle while you wait.
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