Purple bottles 20-year birthday booze for business benefactors
Celebrating 20 years of business, Purple Creative has created a very limited edition blended Scotch whisky in four different specially-designed bottles.
The design agency was founded by three friends, Steve Bewick, Andy Harding and Gary Westlake in 1993, after finishing their degree at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire). It was kick-started with a Prince’s Youth Trust grant.
Two hundred bottles of ‘XX Whisky’ will be given to the people and companies who have helped, supported, commissioned, collaborated, taught and inspired Purple over the last 20 years. The whisky itself was specially made for Purple by a benefactor, wishing to remain anonymous to reserve all the attention for the agency.
Rather than create a traditional whisky bottle, with serious whisky cues, the bottle was designed to be a celebration of Purple, capturing the fun, stories, eccentricities, culture, informality, friendships, work, people and places of the last 20 years. All 44 people who work and have worked at Purple are named and celebrated on the illustrations.
Purple designers distilled the thousands of nostalgic stories into four illustrations, beautifully and comically brought to life by illustrator Chris Martin. There are four bottle designs, each representing different periods in the Purple story.
The bottle has been finished in midnight black, while the illustrations have been screen-printed in white. The bottle has a Corian stone stopper. The blended Scotch whisky was bottled at The London Distillery