Highland Scotch whiskey Glenmorangie has teamed up with botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto to create a floral-inspired bottle for its 18-year-old expression.
Inspired by the floral notes of Glenmorangie, Makoto created a floral artwork in his studio in Tokyo, Japan called Dancing Flowers of Glenmorangie.
The masterpiece consisted of almost 100 flowers. Makoto chose fragrant flowers that can be found in whiskey, as well as Scottish flowers and additional flowers from countries where Glenmorangie is available.
The work will debut at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea in London, UK, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays 23 and 30 September.
The sculptor said: âWhen I first tasted Glenmorangie 18 year old, every sip of the whiskey felt like it was a flower in bloom.
“I could taste so many flowers dancing on my tongue, that I was inspired to reinvent whiskey in Dancing Flowers of Glenmorangie.
“I hope that through this limited edition design my work will bring as much joy as the delicious tastes that inspired it.”
Makoto’s design was then translated onto Glenmorangie 18’s packaging to create a limited edition design.
Glenmorangie 18’s Limited Edition Azuma Makoto Design will be available from November 1 through clos19.com, the whiskey specialists and Amazon. This will cost Â£ 100 RRP (US $ 138).
Dr Bill Lumsden, Creative Director of Glenmorangie Whiskey, said: âAzuma Makoto’s mind-blowing work exquisitely conveys the sweet, floral lush of Glenmorangie 18 years old.
âA mere glimpse of its limited-edition design is reminiscent of whiskey scents of geranium, tuberose and jasmine, and the tastes of honeysuckle and sweet peas, figs and nuts. As beautiful as it is tasty, this limited edition is sure to delight whiskey lovers, old and new.
Glenmorangie is supporting this year’s RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery, from September 18 to October 3.
Earlier this month, Glenmorangie unveiled its innovative new distillery: Lighthouse. Spirits trade had a preview of the installation and an interview with Dr. Bill Lumsden.