Scottish distillery Brora Single Malt Scotch Whisky celebrates its 200th anniversary this year and Diageo, the global leader in beverage alcohol, has commissioned French graffiti artist Cyril Kongo to leave his mark on the 1080th bottle of Brora whisky, out of the 1,819 produced.
The 40-year old limited-edition Single Malt was drawn from one dozen casks of vintage stocks from 1978, and each of the 1,819 bottles (the number reflects the year the distillery opened) has immense complexity that perfectly represents that glorious moment in Brora’s history.
Incidentally, this year also marks the 200th year since Singapore was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles.
“It is an honour to collaborate with Diageo for this limited edition bottle of a truly iconic brand and to come together to celebrate Singapore,” Kongo says in an official release. “It is not often that we get to commemorate 200 years of excellence for a nation and a distillery and I am privileged to be part of this celebration. My artwork on the Brora bottle draws inspiration from the 200th anniversary of Singapore, as well as the values of togetherness, harmony, excellence and the development of something rare and extraordinary, which I believe encapsulates the essence of Brora and Singapore’s bicentennial celebrations.”
Wong Mei Ling, general manager for Private Client – Rare & Exceptional at Diageo South East Asia added: “Our brands are central to our culture of celebrating life every day, everywhere and we are delighted to work with Kongo to commemorate this milestone in Singapore’s history. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with a talented artist such as Kongo and witness his exceptional work first- hand on a bottle of Brora right here in Singapore.”
Kongo has plans to donate this rare bottle of whisky to a Singaporean charity and it is set to be auctioned off at a later date.
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