Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Archie Rose Distilling Co.

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Designed by Squad Ink | Country: Australia

“Archie Rose Distilling Co. is the first independent distillery of craft spirits in the City of Sydney since 1853. Archie Rose honours this rich history while offering Sydney-siders the chance to experience genuine grain-to-glass spirit production onsite with an incredible cocktail bar to boot.

Squad Ink was engaged to brand, package and launch this incredible craft distillery and range of spirits, including a Dry Gin, Original Vodka and a White Rye.

We opted for a heavy-weighted base, bullet style bottle that borrows its shape from the copper pot stills from which the gin, vodka and whisky flow. It’s a nod to the classic whisky bottles of the prohibition era in the United States – confident yet completely unpretentious. Of course, the specific bottle we sketched out didn’t exist as a stock bottle so we had a custom mould created. This opportunity allowed us to distribute more glass in specific areas, such as the neck and shoulder, making way for an authentic mottled glass appearance and heavy in-hand assertiveness. We also added a 360 degree recessed label indentation across the so that the full-wrapped belly label could be profiled as a hallmark design feature. We also embossed “Archie Rose Distilling Co.” out of the base of the bottle in the fashion of a craftsman’s mark – subtle and out of plain sight.”

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Masterson’s Rye

Masterson's Rye

Masterson's Rye

Designed by Studio 32 North | Country: United States

“Bat Masterson was an original old West Renaissance man. He lived large. He was a U.S. marshal, a buffalo hunter, a gambler, a businessman, a boxing promoter and a newspaperman. He was the embodiment of manifest destiny, always exploring, never settling, always striving to improve. Along those same lines of thinking 35 Maple Street Spirits created three whiskeys that honor this multifaceted man, each one representing a different aspect of Masterson’s life.”

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3 Howls

3 Howls

3 Howls

Designed by Force & Form | Country: United States

“Force & Form was commissioned to create an idiosyncratic brand identity for a new distillery, one that could blend Old World traditions with the creative vibe of Seattle’s SODO district—which the distillery calls home. We named, branded and packaged the distillery “3 Howls” as an homage to a British legend. As the tale goes, Hell’s hound howls 3 times before dragging revelers to the Underworld. The dog’s color varies from village to village, from victim to victim—but their fate remains the same. While 3 Howls’ spirits won’t drag you to hell, they are attracted to revelers. Hand lettering reinforces the handcrafted, small batch nature of the brand positioning, as well as the gritty terroir of the Distillery’s home. Traditional typographic structures and calligraphic flourishes honor distilling’s rich visual history. The diamond-shaped dieline maximizes shelf pop and unifies the brand across 3 traditional bottles. The result is gritty neo-traditionalism—branding that fits into but stands out from the crowded Seattle distilling scene. 3 Howls is a blend of grit and finesse—authenticity and imagination.”

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Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey

Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey

Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey

Designed by CODO Design | Country: United States

“The folks behind Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey decided early on to go with the squat Oslo bottle. This smaller bottle needed to have a lot of character to compete visually with taller, more well-established whiskeys in bars and liquor stores.

Our biggest parameter was making sure the word “RYE” leapt out at you from across a dark bar. So our revolutionary design solution? “Rye” set in angry, 150 point typography. A delightful broken bone graphic, grit and heavy lines round everything out.”

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Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

Dillon's Small Batch Distillers

Dillon's Small Batch Distillers

Designed by Insite Design | Country: Canada

“Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers is a new entry into Canada’s craft spirit scene; making crafty ultra high quality spirits in a Chad copper pot still in Beamsville Ontario, the heart of wine country. The goal was to create a crisp, easy and cheerful brand and package that could tell the story of pure natural ingredients and transparency in the Dillon’s process.

Among the core products — Gin, Rye, Vodka and Bitters, Dillon’s creates ever changing seasonal spirits in small batches so a packaging solution that could be fashionable while cost effective for small volumes was imperative. Consequently the stripped down palette and clear reliance on colour does the trick; modest low volume print costs while telling the brand story and creating a sunny presence on their store shelves and your bar.”

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Masterson’s Rye Whiskey

Masterson's Rye Whiskey

Masterson's Rye Whiskey

Designed by Studio 32 North | Country: United States

“Drawing inspiration from its namesake, the packaging is imbued with Bat Masterson’s life and lore. The bottle has a strikingly graceful shoulder that’s reminiscent of 19th century whiskey flasks, while the small front label lets the whiskey’s glorious amber hue do most of the talking. Serving as a tribute to Masterson’s days as a renowned journalist, the die-cut label resembles a clipped-out newspaper column, complete with torn edges like a real newspaper. The exterior box features a die-cut window, allowing the label to stand out-yet fit in seamlessly with newspaper articles printed over the surface of the box. The articles delve deeper into Masterson’s life and were custom written in the distinctively verbose and dramatic turn-of-the-century tone.”

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Ryesenberg

Ryesenberg

Ryesenberg

Designed by David Riesenberg | Country: Israel

“Conceptual whiskey bottle / packaging design. Suitable for small run premium batches, the label is a piece of the actual barrel the whiskey was aged in. Following a process of drying, pressing and silk screening the label is attached to the bottle and can be removed to be used as a coaster or simply as a collectible once the bottle goes dry. Each piece is naturally unique, maintaining the black color from the charring process and slight aroma.”

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