Banchory distillery launches art-whisky initiative
Banchory-based independent Scotch whisky distillery, Burn O’Bennie, has teamed up with leading Scottish artist, Peter Howson, to celebrate its opening with a creative art-whisky initiative.
The premium Scotch whisky producers will commemorate the event with the launch of limited-edition bottles featuring Howson’s unique environmentally-themed series of oil paintings and sketches named ‘The World is on Fire’.
Burn O’Bennie has also bottled a rare and old whisky series to support the River Dee’s #milliontrees campaign. Special, limited-edition prints of Howson’s work are being sold alongside exclusive bottles of rare whisky, provided by the distillery to raise funds for the nationally-recognised restoration scheme.
The initiative will be culminated next year with an original Howson sketch being auctioned alongside one of the first limited-edition bottles at a leading auction house, with an estimated value of £5,500.
Albeit the first series of sponsorship initiatives by the distillery, it will certainly not be the last.