Also starring Hollywood icons Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini, ‘The Gentleman’s Wager’ opens on the two men enjoying drinks aboard the 28.9 metre yacht’s sun deck while she cruises in the British Virgin Islands.
“I want to buy this boat,” Law says to Giannini who plays the yacht’s owner.
“Built in 1928 by the renowned Baglietto yard in Varazze, Italy. There’s nothing like it anymore, rarer than rare. It’s not for sale,” comes the reply.
The owner, however, seems to be a gambling man and can’t resist Law’s bet that he can win the yacht with a dance. Returning to London, where it becomes evident that he does not know how to dance, Law does everything in his power to produce a spectacle worthy of this stunning vessel.
The result is a chic routine set to classy jazz tune the Madison Time by Smith & Elms and performed by Law (in a tailor-made suit lined in Johnnie Walker-blue silk, of course) alongside a troupe of professional female dancers in vintage-style costumes.
Law is, of course, successful and the film closes with Giannini trying to win back the yacht with the promise of a story – but will it be good enough for him to regain his beloved Baglietto?
To celebrate the film Johnnie Walker has also devised The Gentleman’s Wager – the perfect cocktail for Christmas in the Caribbean. To try it for yourself simply follow the recipe below:
45ml Johnnie Walker Blue Label
10ml Pedro Ximénez sherry
5ml Poire Williams Eau de Vie (dry)
3 drops Peychauds Bitters
Build all the ingredients into a bespoke whisky tumbler over one cube of ice and gently stir.