The Scottish Whisky makers Chivas Regal have teamed up with British designer Alexander McQueen to create a limited edition bottle for their Gold Signature 18 Year old whiskey.
McQueen’s design features royal blue leather detailing and comes topped with a hand-enameled blue, red and gold cap paying tribute to the Royal Warrant granted to Chivas Regal in 1843 by Queen Victoria. “This is a piece of art which reflects the luxury and craftsmanship values of what haute couture is all about,” McQueen tells Vogue UK. “You can see my signature ’stamp’ with the blue leather ‘dress’ and the Union Jack colors. I have created a rare collector’s item that those with an eye for design will want to keep.” This exclusive product has 5 bottles left from an original 12 supplied exclusively to Selfridges in London. The UK retail price is £420 (US $800 approx). I have a hunch that McQueen’s touches might just make this a collectable – particularly as the global allocation was just 1500 bottles.