Íon Curious Citrus Gin

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Derrick Lin

Global

Agency: Nine874 Creative
Lead Creative: Fehin Quinn
Location: Ireland
Project Type: Produced
Client: Íon Distillery
Product Launch Location: United Kingdom
Packaging Contents: Gin
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass Bottle, Paper, Cork
Printing Process: Litho Inks, Metallic Inc, Varnish, Embossing

Challenge
To create a consistent, meaningful packaging and labels for Íon Distillery products.

Solution
After 18months of exhaustive research and evolution, each product would feature an etched illustrated vertical stone element (reflective of the Ogham in the Íon Brand) at its center. Multiple print finishes and textures to maximize the luxury hand feel. And a unique bottle-shaped to best-fit bartenders grasp.

Results
Taking inspiration from history, landscape, and people Íon Curious Citrus Gin is inspired by medieval Irish monks who were some of the earliest distillers; and by habit cultivated a huge and exotic range of botanicals in monastic gardens to nourish and sustain mind and body. The Illustration features an arch which is all that left of an ancient monastery just a stone’s throw from the distillery.

What’s Unique?
This project is an intensive labor of love. The distillery itself built their own stills from upcycled materials, sweat, and many, many tears. Small batch, high quality, and exquisite taste, in a time when ‘craft’ is used so liberally, Íon really adheres to the principles of craftsmanship.