The festive season is always perfect for limited-edition gifts. Chivas Regal kicks it off this week with a collaboration with New York illustrator, Dan Funderburgh, who has designed a limited-edition gift tin for its 12 Year Old Scotch.
The design is particularly stylish, bringing in heraldic elements in a contemporary fashion. The different textures convey the layers and ﬂavour of the product.
Says Funderburgh in a release, ‘Heraldic crests have always appealed to me æsthetically so I wanted to utilize this element of Chivas Regal in my design. The aim was to achieve a design that was bold, yet with delicate details and a contemporary approach to the tradition of chivalry.’
The Chivas Regal limited-edition gift tin and 12 Year Old Scotch retails for NZ$66·99.
Previous collaborators have included Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, and the late Alexander McQueen.
It’s not only whisky: it seems right that méthode traditionelle has its place in the sun with the season.
Deutz has announced a collaboration with glass-blowing artists Lukeke Design for its new vintage Deutz Marlborough Prestige Cuvée. Lukeke has created a set of limited-edition ﬂutes.
Luke Jacomb and Kate Rutecki of Lukeke created the Deutz Designer Series ﬂutes, bringing in a distinctly New Zealand point of view with its black glass and stem designs representing the Marlborough landscape.
The design is a Reidel vintage ﬂute-inspired design, says Rutecki.
The inspiration behind the design was the Deutz méthode traditionelle wine itself, using Champagne techniques and Marlborough grapes.
‘Our brief to Lukeke was to bring to life the idea of old-world substance meeting new-world ﬂair and ingenuity,’ says Deutz winemaker Julia O’Connell.
Jacomb says, ‘The Deutz philosophy parallels our approach to glass-blowing, which involves using tools and techniques that date back hundreds of years—making it hard to ﬁnd replacement parts when you need them!—and adding a contemporary twist.’