Money talks: Blue Labels honours billionaire Sudhir

Johnnie Walker Blue Label honoured prominent businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia upon his achievements he hosted an ultra-exclusive dinner party at his Kabira Country Club last week.

UBL MD Nyimpini Mabunda hands over an Alfred Dunhill signature collection Blue Label bottle to Sudhir. That particular bottle costs Shs750,000!
UBL MD Nyimpini Mabunda hands over an Alfred Dunhill signature collection Blue Label bottle to Sudhir. That particular bottle costs Shs750,000!

“The dinner was meant to celebrate Dr Ruparelia’s outstanding personal achievements, having made it to the Forbes list of billionaires as well as affording his affluent guests a unique insight into the complex world of Johnnie Walker Blue Label,” said UBL Managing Director, Mr Nyimpini Mabunda.

A guest autographs the April issue of Forbes Africa on which Sudhir graced the cover.
A guest autographs the April issue of Forbes Africa on which Sudhir graced the cover.

With a fortune valued by Forbes at $1.1billion, the richest East African stands at no.24 in Africa and no.1465 in the world, an achievement worthy of toasting to and what better way than with Blue Label, one of the pinnacle offerings from Johnnie Walker.

“Johnnie Walker Blue Label is the whisky of choice for individuals who don’t settle for less,” Mabunda said.

A bottle of Blue Label sells at Shs550,000, so it’s not a drink for everyone.

World renowned Johnnie Walker whisky ambassador Tom Jones flew in from Scotland to open the doors to the universe of Blue Label for Dr Ruparelia and his guests.

Tom Jones from Scotland mentors guests on whisky appreciation.
Tom Jones from Scotland mentors guests on whisky appreciation.

This hugely knowledgeable and credible Scotch whisky expert travels the world in his role as the Johnnie Walker Global Ambassador providing intimate knowledge of Johnnie Walker to whisky connoisseurs and helping them discover more about the magic and mystery of the world’s number one selling blended Scotch whisky brand.

Tom Jones has mentored royals and celebrities like actor Leonardo Di Caprio and film director Martin Scorsese on whisky appreciation.

Sudhir's son Rajiv with his mummy Jyostna.
Sudhir’s son Rajiv with his mummy Jyostna.
Tycoon Godfrey Kirumira and one of his wives.
Tycoon Godfrey Kirumira and one of his wives enjoying the dinner.

No one throws a party like Dr Ruparelia, so Blue Label pulled all the stops with a culinary experience of a five-course dinner, each course paid with a Johnnie Walker brand from Black Label to Gold Label Reserve to Gold Label, to Platinum Label and finally Blue Label which is the Johnnie Walker pinnacle offering.

Kampala Casino boss Bob Kabonero and businessman Raj Sakariah.
Kampala Casino boss Bob Kabonero and businessman Raj Sakariah.
Girls at the party.
Girls at the party.

At the end of the party, guests were offered an opportunity to purchase some of the collectors’ item whisky. With Blue Label selling at Shs550,000 a bottle, many of the guests bills run to a few million shillings and Sudhir offered to meet 50 per cent cost of each of the 80 guests who purchased the bottles.

Emcee Roger Mugisha with ushers at the event.
Emcee Roger Mugisha with ushers at the event.

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