Champagne "Column" Glasses
For those persnickety consumers who always wanted to serve champagne vertically but never had the proper glassware to build the glistening, bubbling towers of their dreams -designer Sebastian Bergne has finally offered a solution: The Column Glass. Tongue-in-cheek melodrama aside, these containers are actually quite innovative and equal parts aesthetically appealing and functionally...
Great King St. Blended Scotch Whisky
Designed by my favorite firm, Stranger & Stranger, and conceived as an entry-level offering for Compass Box Whisky Co. (whose “Lady Luck” product and packaging I featured back in February), Great King St. is a beautiful-looking, heritage-driven spirit brand that has been executed and launched onto the market flawlessly. The vintage typeface and color palette make the whisky...
Denim Demon Schnapps - written by me for Hypebeast →
Hendrick's Gin Mobile
Hendrick’s is no stranger to “curiously” quirky ad campaigns. Originally promoting their rose and cucumber-infused gin as “not for everyone” was a ballsy out-of-the-gate maneuver, but it worked wondrously. Now a globally-acknowledged luxury spirit brand with an esoteric sense of humor, Hendrick’s has poured more money into another funky form of publicity:...
Created by barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang and business partner Chuck Miller (a third generation moonshine distiller ), Original MOONSHINE represents a high-design, hipster-targeting take on a notoriously lowbrow product. The liquor is handcrafted from estate-grown corn and distilled four times in Prohibition-era copper pot stills rather than the...
New York's 41 "Best" Cocktails According to Time... →
Nice brand identity for Seattle’s Still Liquor by NYC-based design director Javas Lehn. With the speakeasy trend essentially a given these days, Still offers a refreshing detour from dark, candle-lit enclaves full of crushed velvet, taxidermy and tassels. Instead, the space of the bar is open, airy and furnished in tarnished metals and wood. In order to complement the prohibition...
1800 Tequila Essential Artists - Series 3 "Lucha...
Although 1800 may be best known for their swivel-top design that doubles as a shot glass (and has been lauded by Michael Imperioli AKA Christopher from The Sopranos) - its also been engaging aspiring artists from around the world to design limited edition runs of its blanco tequila. By collaborating with contemporary and ethnic artists, 1800 emphasizes both its Mexican heritage and...