Karuizawa 1965 Monyou Edition

CompanyContagious
Lead DesignerMatt Chapman
Design TeamJames Hartigan, Chris McCluskie
ClientLa Maison Du Whisky
CreditsPhotos: Paul Hollingworth
Prize(s)2nd Place in Print / Packaging
Entry Description

The Karuizawa Monyou edition is two exclusive single malt whiskies – a bourbon cask and a sherry cask. Influenced by Japanese art we created two different but complementary patterns inspired by traditional woodblock printing. Printed onto fabric for each box, dark grey for bourbon, deep burgundy for sherry, and etched onto each of the glass bottles. The letter pressed label and neck-tag on hand-made paper, wax bottle top, individual number stamp, powdered ink, brush and porcelain dish create a unique, personalised finish to the experience, the attention to detail renowned in Japanese culture.