Following last year’s Starpack success with both a Gold and ‘Superstar’ best in show for Bombay Sapphire Electro, Webb deVlam and Bombay Sapphire are delighted to have received further accolades from the Starpack awards show for the new Bombay Sapphire Distillery bottle.
In October of this year, Bombay Sapphire will open the doors to their new Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke Mill, within the UK countryside.
“We were asked to convey all elements of the site’s rich heritage as well as the story behind Bombay Sapphire,” says John-Paul Hunter, creative director on the project. “This lead to the creation of a distinctive limited edition bottle to celebrate the event, incorporating both the immense sense of history that both Laverstoke Mill and Bombay Sapphire have together.”
The limited edition bottle displays a specially commissioned illustration by Si Scott, which contains elements of the Bombay Sapphire story such as prominent dates in its history as well as imagery referring to the natural beauty of the Laverstoke Mill site. The illustration adorns the bottle in an elegant, fascinating way covering both the sides and rear face of the glass bottle so you can view it by looking through the liquid. The stopper is the jewel in the crown and echoes the beautiful faceted forms of the Heatherwick Studio designed glasshouses which can be found at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. This angular detail then runs through the shoulders of the bottle perfectly blending its architecture with the form of the glasshouses. The punt in the base of the bottle is shaped to match the footprint of the glasshouses and is a dodecahedron, representing the ten botanicals found in Bombay Sapphire. A beautiful metal band featuring the brand mark and botanical icons fits into a recess in the body of the bottle. It is matched in colour to the frame of the glass structures, and textural bank note detailing is incorporated both on the metal label and on the neck label to proudly link to the rich papermaking history of Laverstoke Mill over the centuries. The craftsmanship employed to create this unique bottle reflects the craftsmanship and care required to produce Bombay Sapphire.
The Laverstoke Limited Edition is the latest in a line of award-winning limited editions produced for Bombay Sapphire by Webb deVlam. This particular decanter follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful Bombay Sapphire 250th Anniversary Limited Edition.
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