The Balvenie introduced its latest collaboration with heritage pewtersmith Royal Selangor a few days ago, and it’s downright brilliant. Yes, the two make pretty strange bedfellows, but their shared passion for time-honoured craftsmanship has resulted in a stunning collection that will have you sip whiskey in style.
The limited edition Collector’s Box is a sight to behold. The vessel, which takes up to six days to finish, is made from beautiful walnut wood and encased in painstakingly hand-hammered pewter (there are more than 800 precise knocks), a signature of the Malaysian brand. What’s inside is up to you: buyers can choose three bottles of The Balvenie expressions that are 30 years and above to total a minimum value purchase of £41,800 (SGD 75,073.55). There are only 15 of them available across Singapore and Malaysia, so it’s a good idea to act fast.
If you can’t get your hands on the box but still want a piece of the tie-up, look to the selection of gift packs available at William Grant & Sons’ flagship e-store on LazMall from December 21. The luxuriously smooth 12 Year Old DoubleWood, 14 Year Old Carribean Cask, and 17 Year Old DoubleWood single malts come packaged with a whiskey glass fitted with Royal Selangor’s handcrafted pewter at the base. It’s a weighty tumbler that feels substantial in your hand, which is basically perfect for holding whiskeys of a certain calibre. Sláinte!
For more information on the Collector’s Box, visit Royal Selangor’s website.
(All images: The Balvenie x Royal Selangor)