L’ART DE LA DEGUSTATION for Ballantine's Aged 12 Years Whisky by KACPER HAMILTON
L’Art de la Degustation (The Art of Tasting) is about reinventing the ritual of drinking whisky. The design was inspired by the concepts of equilibrium and the traditional process of distilling whisky using an alambic.
The glass is designed to create a more engaging experience when drinking whisky. The hole inside the glass encourages the user to circulate and observe the whisky whilst creating a surprising element of risk and play. The hole also allows more air to come through into the glass, producing a softer aroma. The whisky is always in perfect balance in the glass, it encourages one to slow down the ritual thereby appreciating more the colour, bouquet and taste of the whisky.
The metal base fits precisely into each glass and is used to chill the whisky in a more delicate and premium way. Instead of using ice the metal base is placed in the freezer and then served with the glass. The hole in the glass and caraf allows the set to be stacked on the central column of the tray.
The Limited Edition set is presented in a box and is composed of three glasses, three metal serving bases, a whisky caraf, serving tray and a bottle of Ballantine’s Aged 12 Years Whisky. The work was exclusively launched in 2010 at a private Villa in Paris.
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