• Diageo

The Singleton Glendullan & Glen Ord

Over the past decade, drinks giant Diageo has done incredible things for the Scottish whisky scene, investing in a number of projects that draw attention to exceptional rare and aged casks. One of these acclaimed projects is The Singleton Forgotten Drop, which sees a small batch of rare Singleton whiskies released annually.

The latest single malts to be given a new lease of life by Diageo Malt Master Maureen Robinson are a 42-year-old Glendullan and a 43-year-old Glen Ord, both of which represent a third release in the Forgotten Drop series. Having worked with The Singleton in 2019, the GPA Luxury team was delighted to be asked to manufacture two premium packs for the brand once again.

The cases for these two whiskies utilise the same construction but with differing colour schemes and embellishment styles. For both, we crafted a solid base with a fitment to hold the bottle, and a hinged lid held shut with pin magnets inset into the frame and capped with gold plate. Both cases also boast a painted chamfered split line where the lid meets the base.

To differentiate between the two distinctive characters of these excellent single malts, we crafted two very different finishes. The Glendullan, which is noted for its “rich, wine-dark fruitdriven taste”, boasts a wood veneer in a sumptuous mid-brown shade. The Glen Ord, a single malt known for its “balance and smoothness”, has a sleek MDF construction finished with matt black paint.

To seal and preserve the natural colour of the wood grain on the Glendullan case, we added a light matt lacquer. We subsequently laser-etched the branding into the veneer. The Glen Ord branding was achieved with detailed gold decals.

Inside the cases, both whiskies lie in bottle fitments wrapped in cream suede. Opposite, an uncoated paper booklet bound in faux leather sits in a small fitment within the lid. This booklet describes the processes involved in perfecting the whisky, and includes detailed tasting notes.

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42-year-old Glendullan

43-year-old Glen Ord