Chivas Regal 18, one of the world’s leading ultra-premium Scotch whiskies, has announced a new collaboration with prestigious Italian design company Pininfarina to create Chivas 18 by Pininfarina Chapter 2. Through innovative design, this limited edition will deliver luxury experiences to the on and off trade through ice, one of the most commonly used elements in premium whisky consumption.
Unique in the world of whisky, the Chivas 18 by Pininfarina Ice Drop is an elegantly contoured shape that embodies the Pininfarina design philosophy, marrying form and function. The Ice Drop celebrates the meeting of air and liquid to create our partnership symbol The Drop – an exquisite experience to be enjoyed in the world’s most iconic bars, and at home.
The Chivas 18 by Pininfarina Chapter 2 Ice Press
The limited edition Ice Press has been developed to enhance the whisky serving ritual in premium bars around the world. This exclusive tool creates a seamless Ice Drop and will first be gifted to a selection of the world’s most prestigious bars, including The Artesian at The Langham Hotel, Nightjar, Happiness Forgets, The American Bar at The Savoy and The Connaught Bar at The Connaught Hotel.
The Chivas 18 by Pininfarina Chapter 2 Ice Drop Mould
Crafted from high grade silicon, the Ice Drop Mould delivers two flawless Ice Drops with ease. The limited edition pack, of which only 1,500 pieces have been created, contains brushed steel tongs and a pair of Pininfarina designed ‘Drop’ glasses, enabling whisky connoisseurs to replicate and enjoy the Ice Drop ritual in the luxury of their own home. The Ice Drop Mould will be available to purchase for US$399.
Richard Black, Global Brand Director for Chivas Regal, commented, “Chivas 18 has a deep understanding of luxury and a proven history of working with iconic visionaries, and Pininfarina is a brand that is revered globally for its expertise in the world of design so our shared values of beauty, harmony and craft made this a natural partnership for us. We have created a contemporary limited edition that is as practical as it is enjoyable and that will deliver unique experiences to the world’s top on-trade venues and Chivas’ fans through the perfect ice shape. Chapter 2 epitomises Chivas Regal’s enduring commitment to excellence while marrying Pininfarina’s combination of innovative and seductive design; a celebration of form and function.”
Creative Director for Pininfarina, Paolo Trevisan, commented: “Both Chivas 18 and Pininfarina are united in their vision to create unique and unparalleled luxury experiences. The continued partnership between both brands enables us to focus on what we believe is the perfect embodiment of our design philosophy combined with the unique heritage and ethos of Chivas 18.”
To mark the second year of the collaboration, renowned mixologist Ago Perrone has crafted a series of cocktails to elevate the drinking experience at home. The innovative collection combines influences from Scotland and Italy while showcasing the versatility of ice.
Chivas 18 Year Old by Pininfarina; Chapter 2 collection will be available globally from November 2014.