What an honour to be invited by Finest Whisky of Berlin, sketched below, to draw a set of labels for their special bottling of a 1978 Speyside malt for the Finest Whisky Deluxe 2019 fair.
Held from 24th to 25th May 2019, Finest Whisky Deluxe describes the event:
“17 exclusive whisky exhibitors from all over the world will meet in the Orangerie in Charlottenburg Palace to present their finest, oldest and rarest drams. In an incomparable atmosphere, we will bring connoisseurs and exhibitors together who can spend two days sharing their passion and tasting rarities that have never been seen before in Germany.”
This great event calls for a label with a difference – hand drawn images of landmarks and much loved places all over Berlin. For me it fits in perfectly with what I love most about Drawing the Street – to capture and record buildings, artefacts and places of interest as I find them now, sometimes before they are lost and sometimes with details that are not always noticed.
The original pen and ink art labels will be carefully placed on the bottles and the full range displayed on Finest Whisky Deluxe ‘s website where you can reserve a bottle with the label of your choice at a discounted price ahead of the event . Two dozen bottles were sold or reserved within days of the announcement so if you are interested, I would be quick!
I made a flying visit to Berlin with my husband to visit, photograph and sketch the city and meet the Finest Whisky team. We were given a wonderful welcome by Uwe, Marcus and Andre, shown the city sights and treated to some unforgettably good whiskies! What’s more, it was a treat to see a bottle of Sansibar‘s Speyside on display, complete with a label of Lanark!
This is the Union Jack , the whisky pub of Berlin. I couldn’t help include half a selfie when I showed up on the mirror at the bar!
Top of the request list for the labels were images of the much loved local football team, 1.FC Union.
Cuury 36 is as much a landmark for visitors and Berliners alike!
Olympiastadion below, was built for the 1936 summer Olympics and towers over the surrounding landscape. You can see for miles from the top of the Glockenturm.
Oberbaum Bridge links two areas once divided by the Berlin Wall and now stands as a symbol of unity.
Fragments and reminders of how far the city has come in breaking down walls and making peace.
To see the full range of artwork for the labels, please visit Finest Whisky Deluxe or call in to their shop Winterfeldtstraße 48, Berlin and speak to Uwe or Marcus. I can assure you of a warm welcome!
If you are going to the fair, I will see you there:-)
Thanks for reading, Ronnie