Drinking and driving, we needn’t tell you, don’t mix. But drinking and riding in the back of a luxuriously appointed limousine, now that’s a different story. And to help its customers tell that story, Bentley offers a choice of beverage conveyances to match its customers’ individual preferences in libation.
The Mulliner division will cheerfully outfit a Mulsanne or Flying Spur with one of three different minibar setups in between the rear sets. (The option wouldn’t be suitable to the two-door Continentals, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the options extended to the Bentayga in due course.)
Customers can choose between a refrigerated drinks cooler made of frosted glass and chromed metal with room for two one-liter bottles, a refrigerated champagne cooler with similar setup, or an illuminated cocktail cabinet of solid wood with a pair of crystal decanters and a steel hip-flask.
Either way, they’re designed so as to interfere with neither the armrest, the fifth seat, nor trunk capacity. That holds a distinct advantage over similar setups offered by other luxury automakers that typically take the place of the center seat in a large console. Each setup also comes with a set of crystal glasses – drinking glasses, champagne flutes or tumblers – made by David Redman of London. The requisite bottle of Grey Goose, Moët, or Macallan, however, is not included.