Tullibardine may not be the oldest of the Scottish Distilleries but regarding the first step of whisky production it is ‘one of the Methuselahs of the business’ according to whisky.com.
Tullibardine’s story began in 1488, when King James IV of Scotland stopped by before his coronation to purchase beer from the local brewery. Located in Blackford, the gateway to the Highlands, this brewery was known for producing fine beer as a result to the local water source. By 1503 the king had granted it a Royal Charter. Today the site produces handcrafted, vibrant Scotch whiskies distilled in a time-honoured tradition and finished with a modern twist.
IPL Packaging recently had the privilege of creating a range of rigid box packaging solutions for four of Tullibardine’s core expressions; Sovereign (the distillery’s signature single malt) and three wood finishes made by finishing the Sovereign for an additional year in Sauternes, Sherry and Burgundy casks respectively.
Each of the rigid board packaging solutions were manufactured from 900gsm grey board and paper-wrapped in differing colours for each expression. Separate box lids were created from 800gsm grey board and designed to contain black PVC vac forms on the left and right sides of the inner frame in order to hold each bottle securely in place.
The body of each Tullibardine pack displays a 3-spot colour print depicting an illustration of the Tullibardine distillery on the front of the box and brand information and tasting notes on the rear of the pack. Each box features matte PP lamination, spot gloss UV treatment and gold foil stamping. Box lids feature a 1-spot colour print, matter PP lamination and matching gold foil stamping that features the name of the distillery and the year ‘1488’ topped with a royal crown.