The world’s leading cognac house Hennessy has launched the Hennessy V.S.O.P Hélios, the first of the “Privilège Collection by Hennessy”.
An exclusive new bottle will be released each year from this collection to reveal exceptional and exciting facets of this most famous V.S.O.P cognac in the world.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Hélios has varnished its bottle in a layer of silver, colored to resemble pink gold, and thus giving it a brilliant and constantly changing reflection.
Scotland base whisky maker The Macallan will produce an ultra-exclusive limited edition bottling of precious whisky distilled in 1946 as part of its upcoming Albert Watson collaboration, priced at $16,000 apiece.
The offering stems from the Macallan’s Masters of Photography series, which the Scottish-born Watson is helming in its second iteration.
Only 36 bottles of the rare 64-year-old single malt Scotch will be available early next year along with a one-of-a-kind platinum print from Watson’s project for the distillery.
This week, the Berlin-based fashion designer Esther Perbandt joins the long list of style icons who have lent their creative vision to everyday objects ranging from jackets for Prosecco bottles to macaroons.
Here’s a roundup of the most buzz-worthy collaborations between renowned designers and non-fashion retailers in 2010.
Bacardi is offering travellers at Sydney Airport the chance to buy one of only four Bombay Sapphire bottles hand-decorated with thousands of Swarovski crystals.
Priced at A$4,000 (US$3,960), each bottle is encrusted with over 10,000 crystals in four different sizes and colours: Aquamarine, Jet, Crystal and Light Colorado Topaz.
Each of the crystallised bottles of Bombay Sapphire comes with its own white leather case and will be on sale in Terminal 1 of Sydney Airport until 6 January 2011.
Mexican distiller Hacienda La Capilla, has unveiled a 1.3 litter tequila bottle called “The Diamond Sterling” on Monday.
The bottle, made of 2.3-kilogram layer of platinum and over 4,000 diamonds totaling 328 carats, is valued at around $3.5 million.
The bottle, designed by Fernando Altamirano, was seen during an interview with Reuters television in Mexico City.
British designer Vivienne Westwood is the latest to create a special packaging for Chivas Regalâ€˜s 18 year Scotch bottle.
The last limited edition bottle was designed by Christian Lacroix and the design was more traditional.
The limited edition of Chivas Regal 18 will sell for around the 200 Euro mark, and will be available for Christmas 2010 and into the new year.
Webb deVlam has created a hand-blown limited edition bottle to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the invention of Bombay Sapphire gin.
The Limited Edition marks the 250th anniversary next year of the invention of the secret recipe upon which Bombay Sapphire is based.
Only 350 bottles, handcrafted in high quality crystal and set with crystal stones, will be offered for sale in a custom-made gift box.
This year once again, the House of G.H. Mumm presents a limited edition work: the Sabre G.H. Mumm by Patrick Jouin.
Patrick Jouin wrapped a stainless steel champagne sword with a beautiful red leather handle resembling Mumm’s signature Cordon Rouge.
A unique item that combines the sensuality of a red leather handle with the resistance of a steel blade but with a square end that won’t cut!
Rémy Martin’s VSOP cognac is getting a makeover for the Halloween season. The limited edition Rémy Martin VSOP Hot Holiday bottle is appropriately dressed in red for the festivities.
Each year ABSOLUT Vodka produces a limited edition bottle to celebrate the festive season and this year, theyâ€™ve created ABSOLUT GLIMMER.
This limited edition packaging follows in the footsteps of Absolut Bling Bling, Absolut Disco, Absolut Rock Edition, and In An Absolut World Every Night is a Masquerade.
Marking the first time Absolut has changed the shape of its iconic bottle, ABSOLUT GLIMMER has been designed in crystal pattern-shaped glass.
Fashion designer Christian Lacroix and Chivas team up for a special edition Chivas Regal 18 Year Old release.
Following on from the launch of the Chivas 12 Year Old Magnum by Christian Lacroix last year (pictured below), the new edition of Chivas 18yo will be available in selected travel retail outlets from November.
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old by Christian Lacroix features a lavish, brocade presentation box in French jacquard, with a mirrored interior, while the familiar Chivas label on the bottle is also embroidered in jacquard.
Gianfranco Ferrè is the next brand to join the racing stable of designers who collaborated with Coca Cola and created special bottles for Diet Coke.
Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, Creative Directors of Gianfranco Ferrè, drew inspiration from four of the house’s signatures.
A rich croc texture, an Obi belt, a white silk shirt, and the brand’s identifying symbol: the Signature Pin – all of which celebrate the famous Contour bottle.
The saga continues with the Chopard Magnum Grey Goose Vodka in an edition, where they put Grey Goose Vodka in an exclusive silver cage.
This bottle also comes with a perched goose on top of a glittering globe.
Limited to 10 numbered bottles, the special edition Magnum Grey Goose Vodka by Chopard will be available exclusively from Colette ($815).
Orkneyâ€™s mythic distillery is releasing their oldest and most prestigious dram yet: the Highland Park 50 year old.
Designed by renowned jewellery designer Maeve Gillies of MaeVona, New York, each of the 275 bottles produced is crafted by hand from sterling silver.
Available exclusively at Harrods until the end of October. This bottle can be purchased here – Price: Â£10,500/$16,450.
Evian has partnered with fashion designer Issey Miyake – known for his innovative and minimalist style – to unveil its fourth annual limited edition designer bottle.
Miyake joins a celebrated line-up who have unveiled designer bottles for the brand since 2008, including Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Paul Smith.
The new bottle design is decorated with an imaginary, shimmering flower; a symbol of youth and the evian signature message, â€œLive young.â€
Italian sparkling water company San Pellegrino has collaborated with Italian fashion brand Missoni.
The collaboration allowed Missoni to cover the San Pellegrino bottle label with their signature zig zag pattern.
Thirty million units of the special edition bottles are being produced and will be available in the best restaurants worldwide.