Usain Bolt treated to £80k fizz at Movida13th August, 2012 by Lucy Shaw
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was treated to an £80,000 bottle of Champagne on Saturday night after breaking the world record for the 4×100-metre relay.
A 15l Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac Champagne, known as Ace of Spades, was brought to Bolt’s VIP table at Movida nightclub in Mayfair.
The bottle, the equivalent of 20 75cl bottles, has a retail price of around £80,000.
“Usain Bolt was given a Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV,” said Movida spokeswoman Martina Pokorna.
The Champagne house only produces one bigger size bottle – the 30-litre, 40-bottle Midas, which has to be ordered a few days in advance at nightclubs.
Bolt, who scooped three gold medals at the London Olympics, was joined in the VIP area of the club by Jamaican sprinting teammate Yohan Blake, who Bolt affectionately calls “The Beast.”
The pair partied with boxer Amir Khan, double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who picked up a bronze medal in London
The fastest man on earth was spotted earlier that night DJing at the Puma Yard bar on Brick Lane before heading into central London.
Across town at Chinawhite nightclub in Piccadilly, gold medalists have been treated to a cocktail priced at the Olympic sum of £2,012.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte and South African swimmer Chad le Clos are among the recipients of the cocktail, which contains Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac and Luxor 24-carat gold leaf Champagne.
Lying at the bottom of the glass is a pair of handmade 18-carat gold rings.
“The golden cocktail is our special creation, and we have given some away.
“Every night we have a presentation for the gold medalists, and it has been very well received,” said Chinawhite director James Spallone.
On arrival at the club, gold medalists are handed a gold 75cl bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial.