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The Balvenie Forty

August 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Designed by Here Design | Country: United Kingdom

“Here Design has collaborated with cabinetmakers, engravers and calligraphers in creating packaging to reflect the unequalled craftsmanship of The Balvenie Forty. This exceptional single malt Scotch whisky, a marriage of The Balvenie matured for over forty years in sherry casks and refill hogsheads, was created by Malt Master David Stewart. A batch of only 150 hand numbered bottles of The Balvenie Forty will be available at exclusive travel retail outlets in the world’s leading airports, from July 2010 at a RRP of £2500.

Inspired by The Balvenie’s enduring commitment to quality and craftsmanship, Here and The Balvenie team commissioned renowned Scottish craftsman Sam Chinnery to produce a bespoke circular oak box. The final box references the coopered construction of whisky casks and, as a finishing touch, Sam’s father hand-engraved the whisky’s age on each individual box.

The bottle label displays an equal level of rare hand finishing. Here worked with one of the world’s leading calligraphers, Peter Horridge, who handwrote the details on each of the 150 bottle labels.

“Our intention with all of our design for The Balvenie is to engage and collaborate with amazing British craftsmen,” explains Here Creative Partner Mark Paton. “It’s always a pleasure to listen and learn from someone who has spent their life honing and refining their craft – whether they’re a malt master or a cabinetmaker.”


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3 Responses to “The Balvenie Forty”

  1. tommy pez
    August 2nd, 2010 @ 5:36 am

    amazing craftsmanship on the most amazing scotch in the world – nice find!

  2. Oliver
    August 2nd, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    fantastic … this looks exactly what it should. Great woodwork and stunning design

  3. pigswill
    August 3rd, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    same bottle design as the rest in the portfolio, not worth £2500…

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