$150,000 Bulleit Bourbon trailer featured by Neiman Marcus

ssloan@herald-leader.comOctober 12, 2012 

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer in Neiman Marcus' famed Christmas Catalog fantasy gifts lineup costs $150,000. Photo courtesy Neiman Marcus

PHOTO COURTESY NEIMAN MARCUS — Photo courtesy Neiman Marcus

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, an annual look at the most fantastic of holiday gifts, has arrived, with a piece of Kentucky among its offerings.

Among the nine fantasy gifts is a twist on tailgating with a Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer.

The posh $150,000 trailer has a bar that slides out, and sleek leather furnishings, wood trim handmade from reclaimed Bulleit casks, and a full entertainment system. It's enough to make you forgo the game or the races in favor of staying outside.

"It's very exciting for us," said Bulleit Bourbon founder Tom Bulleit. He said the idea was pitched to Neiman Marcus and then built by high-profile designer Brad Ford.

"He came up with the concept," Bulleit said. "His philosophy was to reflect a little bit of the bottle."

The trailer — there are two available — comes with a one-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye. But don't get too excited if your friends drink a lot. A year's supply is defined as four cases of each.

If you don't have $150,000 lying around to burn, the catalog offers a cheaper option called "Bulleit To Go." At $1,500, that package includes a limited-edition handcrafted flask, a bottle of Bulleit signed by Mr. Bulleit himself, and a leatherbound edition of The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy.

Ten percent of the proceeds from both options goes to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

The Bulleit tailgate trailer might seem pricey at $150,000, but it's far from the most expensive of the fantasy gifts. That distinction goes to the His & Hers Van Cleef & Arpels "Poetic Wish" watches and a trip starting at $1.09 million.

Drool at the options at Neimanmarcus.com.

Scott Sloan: (859) 231-1447. Twitter: @HeraldLeaderBiz.

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