Allied Glass held its Golden Ticket competition this year once again at the Craft Distilling Expo in London 26-27 September. Allied launched its Golden Ticket Competition in October 2017, with the prize being the design and creation of a bespoke glass bottle for one craft distillery, the first lucky winner having been Herefordshire’s Haven Distillery.

Since then, members of the design team have worked very closely with Duncan Fox, owner of Haven, to understand the ethos behind the distillery, to gain an appreciation and passion for their handcrafted spirits before producing a stunning glass bottle.

Manufactured in the finest extra white flint glass, the elegant bottle shape was created to reflect the quality and craftsmanship which goes into each Haven spirit. The bold embossing on the back panel being complimented by fine fluting which exquisitely refracts the light.

Glass is a very adaptable material which offers exceptional aesthetics and versatility, the resulting bottle design for Haven being unique, original and a relevant solution which gives the distillery distinctive on-shelf presence within the ever increasingly competitive craft spirits sector. Nolan Kane, New Business Development Manager at Allied Glass, says: “Haven Distillery create award-winning gins that deserve a bottle that compliments their liquids. Our team had worked closely with the Haven team to create a bottle that is tactile with key points of discovery. I’m very excited for it to get into the market. At Allied, we believe innovative bottle design is an integral part of the success of any spirit packaging with our Design team having created hundreds of beautiful bottles over the years.”

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