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This year, Chase Distillery celebrated their 10th anniversary, and to mark the occasion they approached ShopTalk to re-design the bottles for their full vodka range, whilst unifying the entire family of spirits under the Chase brand. The brief needed to build on their 10 year history, whilst celebrating the Britishness of the farm, distillery and vodka, marrying nostalgia with modernity.
The Chase family grow, distill and bottle their potato vodka on a single-estate farm in Herefordshire, it was vitally important that this was captured in the packaging design. The farm is laden with vintage enamel signs, potato crates, jute sacks and vintage land rovers, and so it became apparent that quirky British iconography & culture should also play a part. And finally, as a premier retail product the bottle design had to look and feel elegant, well crafted and something you’d be happy to part with your hard earned cash for.
The final design was a true celebration of Chase, their field to bottle ethos and British heritage. Playful references to British culture have been introduced, from the perforated edge (a homage to the Penny Black stamp) to the vintage enamel sign lettering. The copper foil detailing brings a premium finish to match the product and also provides a gentle nod to Chase’s beloved copper pot stills Ginny & Fat Betty. A ‘Made in Herefordshire’ stamp, provides the seal to the wrap and the mark of approval from the Chase family, set against the roots of the potato plant wrapping around the bottle. The first two spirits have now been launched, with the other flavours in the range to be released early 2019.