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Ballantine's

Art Direction, Digital Design, Event Design

All work completed at Aesop Agency.

Ballantine's is a blended whisky which is produced solely in Scotland. The brand needed a premium and unforgettable tasting programme that could travel the globe and share their story, particularly in its biggest market, Asia.

The result was a fully interactive and immersive experience. Using a custom designed digital table and 360° projections, the Ballantine's brand ambassador guides the guests through history and across Scotland to learn more about the whisky and its creation.

 Working in partnership with photographer Holliday Kedik, we captured locations that are significant to Ballantine's – from the wind rustling through the trees at Edinburgh castle, to the dark, damp store houses where the casks are matured. These were used for the 360° projections which changed at key moments throughout the tasting.

Working in partnership with photographer Holliday Kedik, we captured locations that are significant to Ballantine's – from the wind rustling through the trees at Edinburgh castle, to the dark, damp store houses where the casks are matured. These were used for the 360° projections which changed at key moments throughout the tasting.

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 Props were used to keep the experience tactile as well as digital. The table would display the next chapter of the story when props were put down, and the tasting notes would appear around each bottle placed. It was also interactive for the guests, who could flick through images, stories, create their own tasting notes and more.

Props were used to keep the experience tactile as well as digital. The table would display the next chapter of the story when props were put down, and the tasting notes would appear around each bottle placed. It was also interactive for the guests, who could flick through images, stories, create their own tasting notes and more.

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 Every aspect was meticulously considered, sourced and designed – from the props that decorated the room, to the custom built glass holder and toolkit for the Ambassadors. 

Every aspect was meticulously considered, sourced and designed – from the props that decorated the room, to the custom built glass holder and toolkit for the Ambassadors. 

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