FELIPE PANTONE TRUE MUSIC SERIES
2018 sees a new True Music partnership emerge from the streets of Spain and Argentina. Introducing our latest collaboration with renowned kinetic artist and music creative, Felipe Pantone.
His face remains a mystery, but his work speaks volumes. Here, Pantone combines music and art with three limited-edition designs for Ballantine’s Finest and Ballantine’s 12 Year Old, drawing inspiration from his street art roots and radical soundwave patterns.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Ballantine's Finest Limited Edition
With distinctive geometric patterns, vivid colours and holograms, Felipe’s sleeve design includes multi-coloured arches, referencing Ballantine’s depth of flavour. These are layered against bold black and white stripes, emulating sound waves passing through the rich liquid.
Ballantine's Finest Limited Edition Tin
Pantone’s classic arches are used again to highlight the whisky’s depth of flavour, whilst the radial black and white lines reflect the oak casks used to mature Ballantine’s Finest.
Ballantine's 12 Year Old Limited Edition Tin
Inspired by underground club culture and the recording process, Pantone’s limited-edition tin has a refined pattern of seamless, coloured panels which resemble an equaliser. This highlights the perfect balance of flavour in Ballantine’s 12 Year Old.
THE BLACK & WHITE
Mixologist Fredrick Olsson blends charcoal, lemonade and Ballantine’s Finest for a unique cocktail that’s stark in colour, but has hidden depths of flavour.
Named after the man himself, this cocktail is a fierce mix of Ballantine’s Finest, fresh lime juice, Agave and acai pulp. The result? A ruby red stunner that packs a punch.
A twist on a classic, this cocktail combines Ballantine’s 12 Year Old, sweet Vermouth, fig liqueur, orange bitters and fresh lemon peel for modern masterpiece.