For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.-Barry Lopez
Giving of gifts has paved the way for peaceful coexistence and a show of respect or appreciation between peoples of different cultures since time immemorial. Most times these gifts bear a symbolic meaning; they also resonate with the variety and vibrancy of all the people giving them.
They range from native arts or antiques-prized pieces of the individual’s culture and heritage–to sparkling gold and gemstones. Other gifts are surprisingly sentimental, symbols of personal friendship. All enrich the relations between people and each recalls a moment in time, when two people from disparate backgrounds –often separated by oceans or ideology–briefly clasped hands.
In Nigeria, giving of gifts is a key part of our culture either as an acknowledgement of achievement, to consummate a traditional rite, an exchange between lovers on Valentines, a token of appreciation on Mother’s Day or Gifting a rare bottle of Whiskey during Father’s day.
Recently, Diageo Reserve Nigeria, played host to Global Scotch Ambassador, Tom Jones and during a private dinner organized for some UHNWIs, they had the unique opportunity of experiencing a Whiskey mentoring session to appreciate the rarest of Whiskeys – Johnnie Walker Blue Label Reserve.
During the session, Jones reinforced Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s status as the ultimate luxury gift to acknowledge mentors, peers and mentees who #progresswithjoy.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Reserve is an unrivalled masterpiece. It is an exquisite blend made from some of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional Whiskies. Only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality, character and flavour to deliver the remarkable signature taste of Johnnie Walker Blue Label which makes it the ultimate luxury gift for special occasions.
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